Savannah dancers bring home medals

SPS Dance Club ‘Sorry’ performers, from left, Meisha McDermott, Ashley Palacios, Alexa Phipps, Taejah Tatum, Ciara Hernandez, Gianna Gregory, Khyla Oliver, Jessiann Miller, Rondia Witter and Elizabeth Walton.

Savannah Primary School student dancers came home with three gold and one silver medal for their performances at the 2016 National Children’s Festival of the Arts dance competition on April 22.

The routines were taught and choreographed by teachers Jessica Eden and Melisha McField. The “Shine on us” dance by the Infant students won gold, as did the performance of “Flag up.” The Juniors’ performance of “Sorry” in the popular category also earned a gold.

The performance of ‘Vibez’ in the creative folk/popular category by Junior students received a silver.

Overall, Savannah Primary students excelled in a variety of disciplines at the Festival, and the school earned a total of 27 awards (12 gold, 10 silver and 5 bronze) in categories that included voice and instrumental performances along with dance.

The National Children’s Festival of the Arts debuted in 1982 and is in its 34th year. The festival is open to pupils of all government and private schools in Cayman.

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