Dancing makes a world of difference

Published on: 28 Jul 2017

YOUNG dancers at Christchurch Junior School in Downend dedicated their end-of-year show to the Grenfell Tower fire victims.

Karen Davis, who runs and teaches the classes, said: "My dance students wanted to do something to help and together they felt that dedicating their Dance Mash Up World Tour show and performing to Bridge Over Troubled Water would honour all those touched by the tragedy. They also managed to collect over £200 on the night to donate to the British Red Cross in their efforts to support the crisis."

The children take part in KD Dance & Drama sessions three times a week before they start their school day.

Karen added: "I would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Pippa Osborne, head teacher at CCJ, and all the other teachers and parents who support their children in their dancing and drama. I am proud of every single child who walks in through the door. We have such fun and the children get to try a range of all dance styles whilst forming friendships and building confidence."

Mrs Osborne said: "Karen's dance classes have gone from strength to strength at CCJ. She has an incredible skill of motivating every child, regardless of age or gender; the club has grown to encompass two days, five year groups and two schools! I was astounded at the quality of the Dance Mash Up World Tour concert."

KD Dance & Drama runs before and after school clubs across South Gloucestershire and also runs a Saturday Morning Drama Workshop open to primary children the first Saturday of the month in Downend, which is open to all children. 27karendavis@gmail.com


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