THE HOLY FAMILY CROWD ARE SPELL-BOUND
Pupils at Holy Family Primary School have taken to the stage once again. This year children from Key Stage Two have reaped the benefits of months of tireless rehearsals, in preparation for the South Gloucestershire Dance Festival, held at Abbeywood Community School. The festival involves pupils across the primary and secondary sectors but the Holy Family team hypnotised the audience as they leapt into the limelight.
Every school was tasked with the preparation of two dances: one performance of the school’s choice; the other based upon the festival theme – the 2016 Olympics. The music selected by the Holy Family group was clearly chosen to elicit intense reactions from the audience. Any feelings of stage fright quickly disappeared and feet were soon tapping, as the dance troop leapt onto the stage to the pounding Latin beat of the school’s own Rio Megamix. The spectators were dancing in their seats as the children went on to perform their energetic interpretation of ‘Black Magic’ by Little Mix for their free choice number.
The audience was full of supportive parents from Holy Family, who were all amazed by the accuracy and enthusiasm of their children’s routines. Teachers, Miss Crane and Miss Lloyd, were responsible for the organisation and training of the team and both were delighted with the final performance. Miss Lloyd commented, “They have all accomplished so much and given every ounce of energy to this presentation. I am incredibly proud of the way the mates have supported each other, from Year 4 right the way to Year 6. They are a great representation of the values of Holy Family School.”
The success of the Holy Family dance company has made an impression across the school, encouraging younger pupils to participate in the future. “It was amazing,” gasped Molly Wilson, of Year 3, “I can’t wait for next year when I can join in too!”