Schoolgirls impress with gym and dance show

Schoolgirls impress with gym and dance show

Sophie Flowers

Schoolgirls impress with gym and dance show

Animals, cops and robbers and glamorous characters all featured in the Newlands Girls' School annual gym and dance show this week.

Yesterday and today 380 pupils at the Farm Road school in Maidenhead showed off their talents to parents and friends in the annual showcase at the Magnet Leisure Centre, in Holmanleaze.

The show included whole class dances and routines practised at extra-curricular clubs, as well as numbers the girls choreographed themselves which they auditioned to secure a place in the show.

Girls from years seven to 13 took part in performances including The Wizard of Oz, Get Happy, Runaway Baby, Party at the Watering Hole and Pandora.

Head of PE Leigh Exworth said: "The show is a culmination of several months’ work, with pupils and PE staff having worked very hard to create a variety of pieces involving both gymnastics and dance."

The show also featured routines from the school's elite Gym Squad and Dance Company made up of all ages who have to audition to join.

The rest of the clubs are open to all abilities and aim to develop skills while creating group pieces for the show.

Schoolgirls also operated the show's technical aspects, such as sound and lighting.


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