Dance Mania 2018, and the Winner is...

May 18, 2018

Oprah Winfrey said – “Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.”
Dancemania, at Primary today was a huge success as the students from Year One till Year 6 danced in front of Parents and Staff. They showed so much grace and risk taker qualities as every single PYP Student went up on the stage and danced their hearts out!

With more than 40 different nationalities at ARIS, the theme of today’s Dancemania at Primary School was “Dance Cultures of the World”. Each class had a different choreography; most classes chose to dance to songs that are either pop culture songs, or songs with meaning or regional songs. There were dances from Ghana, South Africa, Lebanon, India, Ivory Coast, USA, UK, China, and South Korea and so on.

The most beautiful part of the entire event was that even as there were dances around the world, there were no bounds. All the children took part in dances that were not necessarily from their cultures, thus, learning something new as well. The multiculturalism of our ARIS Community among the students, teachers, and parents shone bright at the event!

Of course, Dance at ARIS is always synonymous to our brilliant and beloved Performing Arts Teacher, Mr. Jude. He taught all of the dances from different cultures to all the students in each class tirelessly, to bring today’s beautiful performances to form. He even featured twice at the Dancemania today, as he danced with students in two different performances!

Now without further ado, we announce the winners.

In the first category (Year 1 and Year 2) –

1st Place goes to Year 2 A for their South African Dance to “Waka Waka – This Time for Africa”

2nd Place goes to Year 1 A for a Ghanaian Cultural Dance

3rd Place goes to Year 1B for Michael Jackson’s Thriller Night and 2B for Black Panther Dance

In the second category (Year 3 and Year 4) –

1st Place goes to Year 4 C for their Theatrical Stomp Dancing Performance

2nd Place goes to Year 4 A for a British Pop Dance

3rd Place goes to Year 3 B for an Indian Pop Dance to “Tu Meri”

In the third and final category (Year 5 and Year 6) –

1st Place goes to Year 6 B for a dance to a French song from Ivory Coast

2nd Place goes to Year 5 B for their Martial Arts Dance

3rd Place goes to 5 A for the Lebanese Dance and 6 A for the Pop Dance

A great big Congratulations to all of the winners, and Bravo to all of the efforts put in by all of the children, the staff and of course, a big thank you to the Parents for their support!