Croydon Schools’ Dance Association – “Quote, Unquote”
21/03/2013 09:27:00......Posted by Lynne Hale
Once again Croydon’s young people have done us proud!
I was delighted to be at last Wednesday’s performance of Croydon Schools’ Dance Association’s (CSDA) show – “Quote, Unquote” - at Fairfield Halls, where several hundred pupils from seventeen Croydon schools performed their dances to a full and appreciative audience of parents, carers and teachers
Each school’s performance was created by pupils and teachers during school dance club sessions with each dance being inspired by a quotation and set to music without lyrics. Every school chose their own title and approach which created a fantastic variety of performances: from the sixties inspired ‘Keep on moving’ dance from Ridgeway Primary School’s Key Stage 2 pupils, which was a really bright, fun opener, to the thought-provoking and moving ‘Keep calm and carry on’ theme of Beaumont Primary’s piece, which reflected a number of the moods evoked by World War 2
Hayes Primary Schools dance entitled ‘Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get’ was particularly exciting for the audience occupying the front rows as their piece ended with the throwing of chocolates from the stage to those seated nearby. Lucky them!
St Mary’s Catholic Infant School gave us the most delightful troupe of young children dressed as the sweetest ever mini cowboys and Indians as they danced their way through ‘These boots are made for walking’ and Oasis Academy Coulsdon exhibited both a boys group – ‘Transform’- and a girls group – ‘Tranquillity is beauty’ – so professionally performed and beautifully executed
The evening’s programme was charmingly put together and the audience loved clapping along to Priory School’s rhythmic dance and to the very jolly last dance of the evening, which evoked holiday memories, from Atwood Primary School.
Warmest congratulations to the CSDA for putting on such a brilliant event and to everyone who took part. The enthusiasm from all was amazing!