On Sunday 2 and Monday 3 August, twenty-eight girls from Woodford House took part in the Hawke’s Bay Regionals of Dance NZ Made.
Dance NZ Made is an interschool dance competition run by professional dancer Dean McKerras, celebrating and embracing the strength, diversity and passion of dance in New Zealand. This annual competition travels around New Zealand theatres, running full day workshops for students and giving them an immersive experience in competitive dance on the stage.
The girls had a wonderful time, working with professional dancers, learning new skills and techniques and performing their own group and individual dances in front of a live audience in a professional environment. All group dances performed were choreographed by our senior girls; Giorgia Hickey, Annabelle Fenn and Rebekka Schulze. All solo and duet dances were choreographed by the students themselves.
Toitoi: Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre
Woodford House had six placings in total, across the different categories:
First Place Year 8: Sophie Westwood
Third Place Year 12: Amelia Dear
Third Place Year 13: Annabelle Fenn
First Place Year 13: Rebekka Schulze
First Place Intermediate: ‘The Woodford Disobedient Dancers’ – Performing ‘Revolting Children’ from Matilda
Third Place Senior: ‘Just Listen’ – Performing ‘The Voice’ by Josh Osho
Our full list of students involved were:
Aria Le Lievre