Dare to Dance Challenge 2013
It’s Back! The Nova Scotia Challenge that Dares your school to Dance! Hip hop, step dance, form a conga line, or just boogie! Show the world that Nova Scotia schools know how to MOVE! Dance for 20 minutes - THE WHOLE SCHOOL - during National Dance Week (April 22-29) and enter to win free Perform! NS dance workshops at your school in 2013 - 2014. read more
Here is a listing of Dare to Dance schools this year! If you still need to register, scroll to the bottom for the details!
Advocate District School will dance for 40 minutes on April 23!
Aldershot Elementary is planning a sock hop at lunchtime for the whole school!
Annapolis East Elementary School will have sock hops throughout the week at noon, a school wide Square Dance on April 22, a Flashmob on April 24 and to celebrate International Dance Day on April 29 , there will be performances by A.E.E.S and Middleton High Dance Clubs, two school wide numbers and a Teacher number!
Bible Hill Central School will have the entire school population in the gym to participate in a 20 minute dance session on April 25!
Brookfield Elementary will be taking part in three different whole school dances in the gym. The grade 6 class will perform a Russian folk dance to finish the afternoon!
The entire Caldwell Road Elementary School will be learning "Big Fish, Little Fish, Cardboard Box" all this month and on Friday, April 26th will come together and do the dance in the gym!
Carleton Consolidated Elementary School will be taking part in the "Dare to Dance" 20 minute challenge on Friday, April 26th.
Central Spryfield School will be hosting a school wide dance on Friday April 26th during our lunch break.
Cobequid District School will have a Lunch Time Sock Hop on Friday, April 26th with the Grade 6's being in charge of the music.
Cobequid Old Barns Consolidated Elementary will have an 'Everybody Dance' session, at Valley School, with Marilyn Boyle, former dancer with the Buchta dancers, for students at both schools and their parents on April 23rd in the evening. On April 24th there will be a sock hop for the whole school during recess. On April 25th there will be Cape Breton Dance session, at Valley Elementary for students and their parents, with Burton MacIntyre during the evening. On April 26th there will be another recess sock hop and in the afternoon they will have their annual Dance Festival with dances by classes, including dancing for all sessions, for students and parents.
Old Barns, NS
Doctor W.A. MacLeod Elementary will get their whole school dancing in the gym on April 26!
A grade 6 glass of Ecole Shannon Park Elementary will lead the school through a Flash Mob during a school assembly!
Enfield District School's RCMP liaison officer is a dance/fitness instructor and will be leading our fun dance activity on April 29!
Elizabeth Sutherland School will dance for 20 minutes and do a yard clean-up to celebrate National Dance Week and Earth Day!
Elmsdale Elementary School will have a Zumba class for the whole school in the gymnasium!
Frank H. MacDonald Elementary will have a sock hop on April 26th to get the whole school dancing!
Sutherland's River, NS
Grosvenor Wentworth Park Elementary will participate in a Dance Assembly with Zumba and Line Dancing!
The Halifax Independent School will be dancing all at the same time, in different areas of the school, or outside altogether.
Hammonds Plains Consolidated Elementary will dance Hip Hop led by a wonderful leader, Luke Watters of Concrete Roots on April 24.
Hants East Rural High’s leadership gym class will organize dance classes during dance week April 22-29. Choreographies from the classes will be performed in May!
Milford Station, NS
Harmony Heights Elementary School will be doing novelty dances (Chicken Dance, Crazy Frog, Follow da Leader, Superman) as warm-up in physical education classes all week. On Friday, the music will be played and the entire school will perform these dances together for the Dare to Dance Challenge!
Hilden Elementary will be taking part in a number of whole school dances in the gym, ending with 4 conga lines weaving around the school.
John MacNeil Elementary will have a 20 minute assembly in our gym on the 26th of April to have the entire school dancing in one space at the same time. There will be pictures taken and some will be sent to the North Dartmouth Echo for publishing on the next issue!
Maitland District Elementary will dance in gym classes that week and have a zumba class, aa hip hop class and a sock hop!
Marion Bridge Elementary School will celebrate dance by leading students, staff and volunteers in an outdoor celebration of group dances in front of the school.
Marion Bridge, NS
At Maple Ridge Elementary a local RCMP Liason Officer will be leading a Zumba class!
Meadow Field Community School will be dancing on International Dance Day, April 29!
Newport Station District School will dance in their Phys. Ed classes that week!
Newport Station, NS
Ocean View Elementary will be doing a school wide dance in the gym on Wednesday April 24th. They will be dancing various dances we have learned during our dance units this year.
Eastern Passage, NS
Rawdon District Elementary's grades 4-6 will be doing dances of the middle ages with Brigitte Aucoin.
Ridgecliff Middle School will hold 2 sock hops during lunch time sometime during National Dance Week.
River Hebert will be taking a class each day to the gym to dance. On Friday they will have a group dance to end the week!
River Hebert, NS
Scotsburn Elementary will be getting together to watch the Scotsburn Elementary Dance Troop perform. The performance will be followed by a whole school dance of the Cha Cha Slide and the Bird Dance!
South Queens Junior High will be holding a dance for the whole school on April 23!
Sir Robert Borden Junior High School will be taking part in Dare to Dance. Event details TBA!
St. Agnes Elementary School will be inviting the "Forrester Dancers" to perform and teach a workshop on April 22!
New Waterford, NS
St. Mary's Elementary School will ve doing a variety of dancer. The older studunts will be working with younger students to help them dance them.
St. Joseph's Alexander-McKay is planning to have a sock hop to get the school dancing!
Tantallon Senior Elementary will be taking part in dance workshops led by high school studetns from Sir John A who happen to be dance instructors during several Phys. Ed. periods. There is also one large assembly for the enite school and staff on Friday, April 26 where 5 different high school student acts will perform a variety of dance genres. They will then lead the enitire audience in a mass dance session!
Thorburn Consolidated will be dancing for 5 minutes a day that week!
Upper Stewiacke Elementary will be doing a number of whole school dances together, ending with a conga line weaving through the school!
Upper Stewiacke Elementary, NS
Valley Elementary School will be having a 20 minute dance challenge on April 22 and 23. How many times can they do the “Hokey Pokey” one day and the “Bird Dance” the next. They will have hip hop dance class on the April 22 and a Flashmob on the 23. Also, on the 23rd they will have an event called 'Everybody Dance' for students and parents, with Marilyn Boyle of the former Buchta Dancers, Don Messer's Jubilee. On April 24 they will have a sock up in the gym and their annual Dance Festival where classes perform dances and we have dancing for all during that time. In the evening they have Cape Breton Family Square Dance for students and parents, with Burton MacIntyre.
Valley, Colchester County, NS
Wentworth Consolidated Elementary will dance during music classes that week with a variety of dances!
West Highlands Elementary will have one of their staff members lead the school for 20 minutes of Zumba outside.
West Northfield Elementary will get everyone up dancing by playing Dance Dance Revolution in the gym with the whole school!
West Northfield, NS
Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School’s Dance 11 class has decided to have music playing from the PA system and to have everyone come to the gym in a conga line. Once in the gym, the class has created their own routines to different songs to teach to the group to get them involved. They have created posters to put around the school and will be reading an announcement every day next week about National Dance Week and the Dare to Dance Challenge. We will also be playing music at the end of the day next week to dismiss all classes at the end of the day instead of having a bell!
Yarmouth Central Elementary School will be doing dance in all Phys Ed classes on Friday April 26.