The Principal’s Dance Challenge gave students the opportunity to strut their stuff last week, impressing a large audience with their skills and confidence.
The benefits of being an all-through school were demonstrated as children as young as four years old were able to show their skills on the school’s professional stage, giving them experience of performing that they will be able to call upon for years to come in school productions and shows.
The evening began with the Year 0-4 show for the school’s youngest performers, with the audience wowed by Miss Hill’s Batman Rockers – Matthew, Henry, Sam, Barney and Kyla – who won the Year 0-2 Ensemble award.
A whole host of impressive performances also included a dancing Darth Vader (Zachary, winner of the Year 0-2 Solo category) and a glowing hula hoop show which secured the Year 3-4 Ensemble prize for Chloe and Lola.
After a break to draw breath, the second half of the evening saw Year 5 to 11 students performing. There were a wide range of solo and group performances, highlighting LVS Ascot’s desire to inspire students to flourish as individuals as well as encourage teamwork and communication. The evening drew to a close with an impressive showing from Year 11 student Oliver which won him the Best Solo Performer prize in the Year 7-13 category.
The full list of winners was as follows:
Best Performer: Holly
Most Promising Dancer: Evan
Year 0-2 Solo: Zachary
Year 0-2 Ensemble: Matthew, Henry, Sam, Barney and Kyla
Year 3-4 Solo: Chawsu
Year 3-4 Ensemble: Chole and Lola
Solo: Oliver Allison
Commercial Style Solo: Charlotte
Lyrical Style Solo: Daisy
Most Promising Dancer: Amy
Special Mention for Innovative Choreography: Jing and Anna
“Our ethos is about inspiring students to flourish and exceed their expectations, and seeing them performing so well in public tonight shows we are achieving that. For children as young as four to get up on stage – which most adults would find daunting – shows the levels of confidence we are instilling in our pupils. Congratulations to all who took part”
Evelyn Chen, 18, has won a national art competition with her detailed pencil study, entitled ‘Old Lady’. Evelyn, who is a boarder at LVS Ascot, won the Key Stage 5 drawing category at the national finals of the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Art competition.