The 2016 West Wiltshire Schools Dance Festival
The West Wiltshire Schools Dance Festival 2016 debut 3 day event !
Often the phrase Legacy is used a lot and looses its effect . The 2016 West Wiltshire Schools Dance Festival truly made its mark as a Legacy event
Now in its 11th year the Dance Festival isn’t just about dancing ! . Year 6 Young ambassadors from local schools are asked to compere the event as well as Sports Leaders are asked to help provide back stage support providing valuable volunteering opportinities . That is the platform of the Dance Festival , an event which includes so many children with unique and diverse opportunities . The entire event is about the children and for the children at every opportunity we are involving their participant , the festival theme chosen from pupil suggestions . In 2017 we hope to see even greater children/festival admin collaboration The theme , Dance through the Decades meant we saw some amazing dance performances , highlights including Horningshams Dance through the War including Winston Churchill, Holbrooke and the Charleston era with fabulous outfits and Bitham Brooke Singing in the Rain and umbrellas! We were also delighted to see Dance Festival debuts from Warminster Prep School , Active Trowbridge & Newtown school , The Avenue and Castle Mead
The West Wiltshire Dance Festival is now firmly a flagship event and is considered a role model for other school sport partnerships , whom have used our event as a blue print for their event . The 2016 Dance festival hosted 48 schools over 900 children and an audience of 1200 which is phenomenal ….Legacy
2016 also saw a new partnership between Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP ) Caroline DanceLady & West Wilts School Sports Partnership.
Two performances from the event will be invited to perform at the Opening Ceremony of the WASP event , Wiltshire School Games at Marlborough College July 2016
The festival provides an excellent way to evidence your participation in Cultural Activities for the School Games Mark ,and accommodates another performance platform for all the hard work which is put into the Dance Festival pieces .
We are delighted to of received 100s of emails , Facebook comments and letters of thank-you/ , appreciation . it really means a lot to us and makes the event even more worth while ! If you feel you could support the Dance Festival event in anyway please do not hesitate to contact us .We would also like to thanks those whom have already contacted us , wanting to be involved in 2017
Please check in regularly for 2016/17 updates. Entries for Dance Festival 2107 will go live October 2106
If you have never taken part in the festival please don’t be put off.
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Caroline’s role in The Dance Festival
Caroline has been organising the WSSP Dance Festival since 2004 . The Dance Festival is an opportunity for schools to perform to a larger audience within prestigious settings of the Bath Forum. Every year I join in with the atmosphere by dressing up ! So far I’ve been the Queen , an Oscar , a Union Jack flag , and the children s favorite Tinkerbell !
About the festival
The schools perform a 4min dance routine to an audience of over 400 parents and family and over 200 pupils from the other schools, as it is a festival there are no winners.
The Dance Festival has developed into the Wiltshire School Sports Partnership flagship event, for many reasons which include the fantastic venue allowing the children an opportunity to perform in a lager venue, coupled with that the experience the back stage environment and dress rehearsals.
Simple but effective
The simple but effective format and organisation of the Dance Festival. The opportunity for any child to participate, some schools enter specific Dance Clubs whilst others enter whole classes, because of the medium of Dance and the status of completion not being there enables the children feel at ease performing and to thoroughly enjoy the complete experience
For more information on the work of the West Wilts School Sport Partnership
Selwyn Widger School Games Organiser 01985 224219/07968 412178