GROOVY: Students show off their best moves for Dance Fever.
GROOVY: Students show off their best moves for Dance Fever. Contributed

Year 6s put on dance shoes while Year 12s say goodbye

ST JOSEPH'S students from Prep to Year 6 are participating in 'Dance Fever Multi-Sport'.

Dance Fever Multi-Sport is a program focussed on learning dance and social skills.

Teachers work with students to build confidence and to learn dance routines in a fun and respectful manner.

The students are building on dance skills previously learned, as well as learning how to be expressive.

They are currently learning hip hop and at the end of the term, Years 3/4 and 5/6 will be competing in partner dances, including the samba and the waltz.

The Dance Fever teacher is Mr P, who has been teaching with Dance Fever Multi-Sport for more than 10 years.

Although he used to compete in ballroom dancing, his passion is hip hop dancing, which he has taught to school age children all around Australia.

Dance Fever is a Brisbane based company that has been running for more than 20 years.

It has taught more than 100,000 children since it was founded in 1999.

It has both male and female staff who know how to make dancing "cool” and have wonderful male role models, especially for boys who are reluctant to dance.

Lessons are focussed on students having fun and learning how to dance in a respectful and social manner.

Students gain a sense of pride while achieving the routines for a final performance.

YEAR 12 RETREAT

FINAL DAYS: Year 12 students at their retreat.
FINAL DAYS: Year 12 students at their retreat. Contributed

With their final year coming to an end, the Year 12 cohort had their last group activity with a retreat at Leslie Dam in Warwick.

The group had presenters from Real Talk to expand their knowledge of life and to dive into hard-hitting topics.

The students were then transported to Warwick cinemas and watched A Star is Born (while devouring copious amounts of popcorn).

Day 2 was more physical, with a yoga session starting at 6.30am, followed by a vertical challenge and archery.

The students then had a liturgy, followed by letters from their parents. The letters from the parents were heartfelt and it was evident that the cohort was sad about leaving school.

Thank you to all of the teachers involved in this activity and St Joseph's says "farewell” to its Year 12 students.

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