Youngsters dance through the decades

Goosehill First School Dancing Through The Decades .'Let's Twist Again - just like classes 1 and 2.
Goosehill First School Dancing Through The Decades .'Let's Twist Again - just like classes 1 and 2.
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IT was strictly dancing all the way at a Morpeth school as pupils stepped into several different eras.

Numerous activities are under way at Morpeth First School as it seeks to celebrate its centenary in style.

As part of the programme, children are learning a variety of new skills.

And they were delighted to show some of their new moves to family members in a special showcase of Dancing Through The Decades.

The performance was the culmination of weeks of work after experts from The Bare Toed Dance Company visited the school to spend three sessions teaching children and staff the basics of a routine.

It was then over to the class teachers to lead the final weeks of rehearsals as part of their PE lessons.

Each class had a particular style to learn from the different decades that the school has been open.

There was a 1920s Charleston, 1930s tap, 1940s Lindyhop, 1950s rock and roll, 1960s twist, 1970s and 1980s disco, 1990s hip hop, and a street dance for the most recent era.

Youngsters also made sure they were dressed for the part.

Headteacher Elaine Reay said: “The children were very excited to perform. They loved dressing up and taking part in the dances and it was great to see all the happy faces.”