St Peters-in-Thanet dancers take So You Want to Dance? Kent challenge top spot

Talented St Peters' dancers

Talented dancers from St Peters-in-Thanet junior school have taken top prize in a Kent competition.

The youngsters travelled to Folkestone on Wednesday (June 27) to compete in the So You Want to Dance? challenge.

They were named overall winners, bringing and trophy and a £500 cash prize home for the school!

St. Peter’s Dance Team are made up of two after school clubs, which combined to present two performances.

The first saw St. Peter’s welcome their audience to the world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, taking them along to their first lessons: potions, flying and defence against the dark arts.

The second had a more serious message, spreading awareness of the potential consequences of hoax calls to the emergency services.

Such calls not only waste millions of pounds in resources each year but can a genuine 999 caller from getting through

The children showed huge resilience and stamina throughout the day from 9:30am until almost 11pm by the time they arrived home.

Dance teacher Charlotte Seeney said: “I need to express how proud I am of the children for their immaculate and exceptional behaviour throughout the day – demonstrating what true professionals they are: A real credit to the school.

“Our children performed with precision, character and personality. I was truly proud of their performance and the way in which they engaged their audience.

“These productions don’t just happen by themselves. Our wonderful volunteers spend hours of their own time to ensure the children are looking their best.

“Having zero sewing skills myself, I’d like to say a huge thank you to our fantastically talented Jill, who altered the children’s costumes. Also, to Sue and Zada – our chaperones- for giving up their valuable time to come with us to performances and help with hair and makeup. We are truly grateful for your kindness and generosity.

“Thank you to Ms Websper for her continued support in every dance event and keeping us all going until the end and thank you parents for your support of our dance team.Lastly, a well done and thank you to Evie in Year 5 who again helped in choreographing and teaching increasing sections as the years have gone on.”