Lewes schools come together for Big Dance

Junior students from seven Sussex primary schools will come together next month for the second ever Lewes Big Dance gala.

Staged by Lewes Old Grammar School (LOGS), the event will see students from Barcombe, Hamsey, Ringmer, St. Pancras, South Malling, and Wallands primary schools rehearse and compete alongside LOGS’s Morley House in a show-stopping day of dance.

Organised in collaboration with Universal Dance, the initiative will involve four children in Years 5 and 6 taking part in a street and contemporary dance workshop. Pupils from LOGS’s senior school and sixth form will also be on hand to coach them on their moves.

Once they have completed their choreography, students will then perform their routines to an audience at Lewes Town Hall.

“Last year’s inaugural Big Dance Gala was a huge success,” said Jessica Lloyd, dance teacher at LOGS and co-founder of Universal Dance. “It’s really rewarding to bring together pupils from different local primary schools for an exciting, inspirational day of dance. The calibre of their performances is first-class and it’s our pleasure to give them the opportunity to showcase their skills to people from all across Lewes.”

Carrie Whyte, headteacher at LOGS Morley House, added: “We’re thrilled to bring together many of Lewes’s local primary schools for this special event, as well as our own junior and senior school. Music and dance are a universal language, and we’re really looking forward to seeing the children’s routines.’

Lewes Big Dance will take place from 9:30am on Tuesday 13th March, until 3:30pm. The performance will be held as part of the LOGS Senior School Dance Gala on Wednesday 14th March at 7:15pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling Lewes Old Grammar School and asking for Nicki Prior.


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