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Woodcroft Win The Great Big Dance Off

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Woodcroft were crowned London school dance champions on the night of Monday 20th March when they won the The Great Big Dance Off. Our school dance club competed on the stage of New Wimbledon Theatre against teams from across London. Their contemporary dance piece titled ‘What Shakes Us Won’t Break Us’ was inspired by the Nepal Earthquake.

Barnet Press Report: Read about Woodcroft’s success in the Newspapers: click here to read ‘ Edgware dancers best in London’

The Great Big Dance Off is a national dance competition open to schools all across England & Wales. We are now looking forward to representing London at the National Finals on June 19th 2017.

Read Diana, from Y5 and one of the dance team, account of the day…

The Great Big Dance Off – A Report by Diana Y5

TGBDO Trophy 2017On the morning of Monday 20th March we set off to Wimbledon on the train from Mill Hill Station. After about an hour, we got to Wimbledon Theatre and watched a few schools rehearsing. We thought they were amazing, so it must have been hard for the judges to pick the winners. We had a rehearsal on stage but because of the nerves, it didn’t go that well! Next, we went back to our place in the Upper Circle that was so high, I thought I was going to fall!

There were 3 sections in the show with 2 breaks. Our turn was in the second section and we were the 4th school to perform. When it was our turn, we gave everything we could so the dance was much, much better than the rehearsal. A few minutes later, we went back to the Upper Circle to watch the last section of the show. In the end, we had an amazing performance from all the dance team, we thought it must have looked professional. Finally, we were waiting for the results. All the schools were nervous and impatient to find out their scores and guess what… Woodcroft Primary School came 1st! WOO HOO! We are sooooo proud of ourselves.  Well done everyone.

We now have to practice hard to get ready for the National Finals in June.