This week we welcomed some tutors from "Dances For Schools" to VAS. They have been teaching us each day, just after lunchtime. Here are some excerpts from a couple of the children's stories about it...
from "Confusing Times" by Charlotte
Arrrr! My whole body was screaming! We were going to get taught how to dance. "I already know how to dance," I muttered quietly. Then we got in! We got ready and were split into girls and boys in six lines. When we were ready and all the year 3's came we started off with hip hop.
It was VERY easy but a teensy eensy bit confusing. Step by step it started to get easier. Then we did it with music...
"The Exciting Dance Class" by Chloe
Hurray! This term all the year 3's are doing Dances For Schools. When I first met the dancing teacher I wondered what they would be like. Nice, kind, strict, or thoughtful? First we did hip hop. It was really fun. Then when the teacher thought we were doing very well, suddenly boom! The music came on so the teacher said "Everybody let's dance with the music" After hip hop we did salsa. You go front, tap, and then you put your foot back where you started. This lesson was such fun, I wished we could have a lesson the next day.
"Amazing Dancing" by Sophie
After lunch we have dancing lessons with two guys named Mark and Dean. Dean teaches hip hop and Mark teaches the salsa. We have to do this every day for 2 weeks. Dean has a beard and some glasses and brown hair. But Mark has some black hair. The first time I saw them I felt chilled like they were. I wondered what sort of steps I could learn next. The first dance we learn is hip hop and the second dance is salsa. The hip hop is quite easy but the salsa is quite hard. I have to say it, the boys steps look pretty easy for the salsa.