CHILDREN at South Farnham School’s infant and junior sites have been transported from Bollywood to Hollywood with two colourful dance workshops in recent weeks.
Year two children at the infant school in The Bourne took part in a classic 1950s USA rock ‘n’ roll workshop before Easter. They were given the opportunity to jive and dance with partners learning some familiar rock ‘n’ roll steps.
Earlier in the spring term, as part of their India topic, year three children at South Farnham’s junior site in Menin Way were treated to a ‘Banging Bhangra’ workshop.
The colourful and talented instructor swayed around the school’s studio one, demonstrating ‘shoulder shrugs’, ‘cutting the wheat’ and ‘chaffe’, her bangles and bells adding to the atmospheric Punjabi music. The children (and teachers) were enthused by, and participated, in lively class routines based on Indian gods such as Ganesh, Rama and Sita, which would often be performed at family celebrations.
The entire year group relished the chance to share in this traditional form of dance and music and left with a new found appreciation for the culture and art of Bhangra.