Calling on all our dancers
Whilst our dancers are not able to meet in the studio at the moment, they are still working hard on their technique in our online classes. Therefore, we would like to put their technique to good use and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, one of the many charities who have been affected by the close of charity events during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We have set up a Just Giving page (link below) and our project will be The Pirouette Challenge where we will aim to achieve 260 pirouettes across the school. We are asking for our dancers to send in videos of their pirouettes (be it a single, double, triple…) that they perform at home and we will compile a video of the 260 pirouettes all together!
What is a pirouette?
A pirouette (French for ‘to whirl about’) is a turn taken on one foot. There are many variations of pirouettes in various dance genres. The technique required to perform this successfully and securely takes years of training. Some of our younger dancers will be at the early stages of learning a pirouette whereas our older dancers will be able to perform them with more accuracy and in some cases, multiple pirouettes at a time.
Our dancers will be sending in videos of their pirouettes that they perform at home and we will compile a clip of 260 pirouettes.
How to enter
Please ensure your child is working in the correct footwear on a suitable floor (guidelines are set out below). Once they have rehearsed their chosen turn (or turns) we ask that you video them and send it in to the school email address. We will then edit them all into one clip to put on our facebook page and website.
The children will be guided on the options of pirouettes they can do during the online classes however, there will also be a tutorial on YouTube and a link will be emailed out.
We would like to reach our target of £260 so we would be grateful to whoever is able to donate and support our dancers in their challenge by following the link below.
Please follow these safety guidelines whilst preparing for this at home:
Ensure you are wearing ballet shoes or other appropriate dance shoes
Hair must be tied up
If you are turning on carpet please only attempt one turn
Parents must supervise the children at all time