Each year West Sussex schools are encouraged to participate in an annual dance festival organised by Worthing School Sports Association (WSSA). Time to Dance is a weeklong celebration of dance enjoyed by performers and spectators alike. For many years, children from Vale School have enjoyed taking part in the hugely successful event. Each night numerous schools performed, so it was also an opportunity for the girls to enjoy watching other groups perform their dances.
On Tuesday 19th March, Mrs Wright took the newly formed group of 14 girls to perform their dance at Worthing’s Pavilion Theatre. It was an excellent opportunity for the girls to showcase their new dance titled ‘Curiouser and Curiouser’. Their piece was based on Lewis Carroll’s famous novel, Alice in Wonderland and it explored her journey, movements and actions as well as the concept of time.
The dance was choreographed by Kathryn Stamp in collaboration with the girls aged
7 – 11. They worked well together, respecting each other’s artistic ideas to express themselves as the characters Alice encountered: The White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat and The Caterpillar.
For some members of the group it was the first time they had performed on such a large stage and to so many people. We were very proud of the children and how they represented Vale School so well.