Georgina is stroking her beautiful whiskers.
At the end of the dance girls curtsey holding out their dresses and boys bow.
It is fun to learn a new dance and present it to others.
Sophie-Lee is doing the Polka of the Rabbits. She is wiggling her nose
Everyone turns into the circle and shows their fluffy tails as they move them to and fro.
To start our dance we stamp our feet, like a rabbit .
After eating our fill of carrots our little furry tummies are very full!
Everyone munches on a delicious fresh carrot.
We are also practising listening carefully to other people’s dance music.
We have big smiles as we enjoy watching our syndicate dances.
There are so many different dances, I like to see them all.
Come on Thursday to see the Aroha Syndicate participating in the Holy Cross School Dance Display.
Room 1 is doing a Circassian Circle Dance.
Room 1a is showing us a Liturgical Dance Nurturing Disciples.
Room 2 will perform Polka of the Rabbits.
Room 2a is great at The Makarena.
Room 3 loves to do the Waka Waka – an African dance by Shikira.
Everyone has a special place to stand in the dance.
Room 2a starts with free form dance moves.
Room 2a all move in time to the music.
The class is thinking carefully about what they are doing and what the next move is.
It is important to know when to change direction.
The teachers help us to get things right by demonstrating how it goes….
Outside Room 2 on the concrete we practised our dances. It was the first time we got together as a syndicate to show each other what we could do! We watched, we listened, we clapped and we enjoyed!
The pairs of Room 1a children move in and out sensibly.
Everyone in Room 1a is listening carefully to the words in the song so they know which moves to make.
Holding hands the children move towards the middle of the circle.
Holding hands the children walk clockwise round the circle.
Practise makes perfect – especially for Room 1a – well done!
Remember who you are buddies with so you can move quickly to them.
We are looking forward to dancing in the hall on Thursday. The Junior School starts dancing at 11am. Then the Senior School begins dancing after lunch. Lunch starts early at 12 mid day.
Mrs Roberts has taught Room 1 how to do the Circassian Dance.
It is fun to get all your actions right in the dance.
It is tricky making a good circle with no squishy sides!
See how sensible the Room 1 boys are when they dance.
Today Room 1 damnced to the tapping of the sticks – tomorrow they will play their music as they dance.
All of the Aroha syndicate were polite members of the audience. No one was talking and everyone clapped at the end of each dance to show how much they enjoyed it!
Half of Room 1 dnces on the left, and half danced on the right of the stage.
All the girls dances so well, participating carefully.
Make sure you come to see our final performance on Thursday 11th September, beginning at 11am.