Woodcroft Dance to Success!

Crowned London Regional ‘Dance Off’ Champions 2018

Woodcroft Dance team were crowned London Regional Dance Off Champions for the second year in succession following their amazing performance at The New Wimbledon Theatre on Monday 5th February.

Competing against 28 other schools from across the London region, Woodcroft’s composition, titled ‘INSIDE’ was based around themes of child mental health.

Serena Williams, Woodcroft’s Choreographer described, ”INSIDE’ explores the intense and overwhelming emotions experienced by young people with mental health issues. An array of feelings that are often hidden are exposed through dance with the notion of finding strength through the support of others.’

Kay Vanner, Assistant Head, explained,‘This year Woodcroft is looking at ways to support pupil well-being and mental health throughout the school. The dance team decided to use this as a focus for their composition.’

It is fitting that this week is Children’s Mental Health Week, 5th – 11th February. Read more at https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/

Woodcroft will now take part in the National Finals in July; a competition that they won in 2017. The Great Big Dance Off is a national dance competition open to schools from across England & Wales. Its vision is to create an exciting event bringing together children of all ages and abilities where the emphasis is on having a good time.
The Woodcroft Dance Team practice every week as part of an extra curriculum club …