Giraffes really can dance!


Year 1 Dance Festival – Giraffes really can dance!

Children from Dashwood joined together with pupils from The Grange, Harriers, Queensway and St. Leonard’s primary schools to participate in the annual Banbury Academy Year 1 Dance Festival on Thursday 12th March.  A jungle atmosphere was created as the children learnt a dance created by Sarah Hastings which was based on the story “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae.

The session started with a beautifully choreographed dance by the Banbury Academy Young Leaders. They then taught the children the dance in sections before putting the whole dance together in a wonderful performance at the end.

All the children greatly enjoyed the event – “I like squirting water over my friends when I’m an elephant” “I love it all!” “I like dancing round in a circle”.  The Banbury academy leaders worked extremely hard all day to ensure all the children had a positive experience and did a great job of encouraging, engaging and inspiring them.