Excitement is building for the 22nd Annual Celebration of Dance

It’s all about being active and having fun. That’s the purpose of Celebration of Dance. The 22nd annual event is less than one month away.

DATE: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 (the rain date is the following day)
TIME: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Belleville Fairgrounds

Twelve dances are in the line-up this year:

  • Dynamite / Video
  • Cha Cha
  • Sandwiches
  • Hamster
  • All Star
  • Witch Doctor / Video
  • Huki Lau
  • Shake Senora / Video
  • Move It
  • Cotton-Eyed Joe
  • Footloose / Video
  • Spice Up Your Life / Video

This year we are also taking a 21st Century approach by having videos available for students and teachers to watch and practise with. Kindergarten and Grade 2 students at S.H. Connor School and several students at Tweed-Hungerford Senior Public School teamed up with teachers Jodie Hannah and Sarah Eady to create and deliver this year’s Spice up your Life dance. Students were able to share their creative product and present it through the Celebration of Dance DVD. Teachers had students focus on the elements of dance, body, space, time, energy and relationships.

Quinte Secondary School students and teacher Lesley McGuire merged the skills students acquired through the curriculum connections to create and deliver four new dances. Students explored elements of dance, performance and production while ensuring their new dances met participant needs. They were able to apply their artistic skills and integrate technologies in order to develop and create their presentations.

The first Celebration of Dance took place in spring 1991 and has been an annual event since then. It is a fun and safe way to engage students in daily physical activity while supporting the physical education, and drama and dance curriculum.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]

Last updated: April 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm
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