PICTURES: Youngsters show off their moves at dance festival

Friesland School students opened the event with a street dance entitled The Age of the Phone.
Friesland School students opened the event with a street dance entitled The Age of the Phone.

More than 200 children from across the borough showed off their dance moves at a festival organised by Erewash School Sport Partnership.

Pupils from Ashbrook Junior School, Chaucer Junior, Cotmanhay Junior, Firfield Primary, Mapperley Primary, Risley Primary, Scargill Primary, Shardlow Primary and Stanley St Andrew’s all took part.

Dance Fest 2017: Cotmanhay Junior School.

Dance Fest 2017: Cotmanhay Junior School.

The dance festival took place at Friesland School in Sandiacre, with Friesland students performing pieces to open and close the event.

Rhian Lilley, Erewash School Sport Partnership development manager, thanked everyone for taking part.

She said: “This was a wonderful opportunity for pupils from across the borough to take part in a dance festival.

“The standard of the dances improves every year and we were all extremely impressed.

Dance Fest 2017: Ashbrook Junior School.

Dance Fest 2017: Ashbrook Junior School.

“It was great to see so many schools represented and in terms of numbers taking part this is the biggest dance festival we have held.

“We would like to thank all of the children for their hard work and the staff who supported them and accompanied them to the event.”

The partnership is a group of 45 schools working together to develop PE and sport opportunities for young people.

Dance Fest 2017: Mapperley Primary School.

Dance Fest 2017: Mapperley Primary School.

Dance Fest 2017: Chaucer Junior School.

Dance Fest 2017: Chaucer Junior School.

Dance Fest 2017: Scargill Primary School.

Dance Fest 2017: Scargill Primary School.