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Pupils wow at the annual Primary Schools Dance Show

Excitement reached fever pitch as the curtain rose on the third annual Primary Schools Dance Show earlier in the term.


The Primary Schools Dance Show has now become a key event in the Dauntsey’s calendar. With more than 200 children from 11 different schools across mid Wiltshire joining on the day, it as much a celebration of dance, as it is a highly anticipated adventure for all involved.

The children spent the afternoon at Dauntsey’s rehearsing their individual school performances, having workshops with members of the Dauntsey’s Dance Company and learning the finale, which involved all children from all schools. They were then treated to an energy-boosting supper, prior to getting into costume and taking to the stage.

Gay Butterworth, Head of Partnerships, said:

“This is one of my favourite events in our Partnership programme. It is such a joyful event, from watching the delight and excitement on the children’s faces when they realise this is a real show and seeing the enjoyment from the primary school teachers as they see their pupils out of the classroom and in a different environment, to looking on as our very own Dauntsey’s dancers help throughout the day, inspiring young people in a wonderful area of the curriculum. Just magic!”

A member of staff from Chirton School, said:

“The Primary School Dance Show was an incredible experience for all the children and one which they won’t forget. It was well organised and everybody from Dauntsey’s was kind, helpful and supportive- especially the young helpers! They are a real credit to Dauntsey’s. The children can’t wait to join in next year and are looking forward to practicing some new dance moves in the meantime!”

Dauntsey’s Partnership Programme runs activities for more than 400 children from outside the school every week, whether that is for hockey, science lessons or art. The programme has been designed to include and support local schools and sports clubs, as well as local residents.