December 15, 2013
On Wednesday 13th November Pete Francis, an ex-member of Disdance came to teach our classes his version of stomp which uses hands and feet as percussion. No instruments were necessary and Pete worked with all our age groups. Pete used warm-up games to develop the children’s rhythm and control. The classes enjoyed the stomp lessons and all managed to learn a group dance. With our older classes, Pete encouraged them to create their own stomp dances for performing. At 2.30p.m. the whole school gathered in the school hall to watch a stomp extravaganza performed by pupils in years 4, 5 and 6. The whole day was a huge success and one we hope to revisit in the future.
Big thanks to The Helen Foundation for helping us fund this brilliant day.
The classes have all continued to use the stomp ideas in their own dance lessons and can be seen at breaktimes and lunchtimes trying to create new routines. Pete’s workshops were fun, imaginative and helped with rhythm and dance choreography – excellent!