Dancers show off their skills

Some of the younger dancers show off their new moves
Some of the younger dancers show off their new moves

A SHOW at Caedmon School was the culmination of a four-month project which has seen girls from Whitby’s secondary schools teach dance to younger pupils.

Fifteen girls have been studying a level one course in Dance Leadership.

For the first eight weeks the girls learnt skills such as leading activities which promote healthy lifestyles, the relationship of music to dance and creating dance opportunities.

The course was led by local dance instructor Suzy Corrigan and funding for it was provided by Scarborough Council through the Northern Area ‘Voice your Choice’ scheme.

And for the past seven weeks the girls worked with children from local primary schools creating a dance piece for the revue at Caedmon School where they all showed off their new skills.

The evening kicked off with the leaders themselves performing and then each leader, or pair of leaders, performed with their younger teams.

Pete Woolley, school sports co-ordinator, said: “I was astonished at the high standard of each performance.

“Most impressive was the complete enjoyment of the occasion demonstrated by both leaders and younger dancers.

“Myself and Caroline Watson are both working hard to ensure funding is available for the scheme to happen again next year.”