By Lisa Dixon | Posted: Wednesday November 27, 2019
During Week 7 all Year 7 classes were given the privilege to have a Ballet lesson with Chloe, an educator dancer with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. This was a fantastic session to tie in with our Term Four topic - pARTicipate - with our focus on the ARTS.
The session was a very full on workout - having fun learning different warm ups and ballet positions before learning a "Gingerbread Man" dance. Currently the Royal New Zealand Ballet is on tour with their production of Hansel and Gretel. As part of this we learnt some of the moves that the Gingerbread Men do in the show. Chloe worked through the session teaching this in parts before the class had to perform their whole dance at the end.
It was fantastic to see the growth mindset and positive attitudes from our students to take part and give it their best. Our students have impressed us throughout this term with their involvement and participation in a range of performing arts.
On behalf of Year 7