Our dance groups have been very successful recently, representing Carr Manor Community School in a variety of competitions and performances across Leeds.
Year 9 girls dance group ‘Afrobeatz’ and Year 7 and 8 band ‘Falling Through Cloud 9’ performed at Leeds Got Talent on 7th March, displaying some very high quality performances and receiving lots of positive feedback. A beautiful moment came at the end of the evening when our pupils were dancing with the other competitors.
The ‘Kick Off/United’ boys dance group attended the Northern School Of Contemporary Dance’s Community Dance Platform, which celebrated the diversity of community dance in the region. They performed in collaboration with DAZL Leeds, PDT Education and LCC Dance and received lots of praise on their energetic and captivating performance. The group then performed again at Morley Town Hall as part of DAZL’s Yorkshire Connection Show.
More success came from the KS3 Dance Competition at Temple Moor High School, where Carr Manor exploded onto the stage with the most diverse set of pupils attending, which the judges commented on. We took four acts to the competition and the first to perform were Nex Gen, who performed a contemporary dance piece, with solos from Rosa and Chloe. Next up were Afrobeatz, who received amazing cheers from the audience as one of our pupils initiated the dance. Michelle gave the performance of her life with a fantastic solo and it was amazing to see how much the girls confidence had grown since Leeds Got Talent.
Our third group to perform were the boys dance crew 'United', whose timing was impeccable and even with little dance experience
they were professional and mature throughout the evening. Last but not least saw our pupil choreography with Nex Gen, choreographed by Nyomi in Year 10 as part of her Duke of Edinburgh award. The pupils did her proud, with an excellent solo from Duayne and a flying high finish from Lailaa to end a top notch show. All the performances on the night were excellent, and we were honoured to be the only school to receive two awards. United won best concept and Afrobeatz we were the overall winners, meaning they will now represent Carr Manor and the school sports partnership at the Yorkshire School games this summer to hundreds of school athletes!