Mulbarton youngsters learn dances from Olympic nations

Youngsters got the chance to learn dance moves from different countries as they got into the Olympic spirit.

An international dance day was held at Mulbarton Infant School yesterday.

The event saw dance teacher Lorraine Theobald, who runs world dance and music workshops for schools, teach the children traditional dances from China, Australia, Brazil, Spain and South Africa.

It formed part of the school's countries week which last week saw youngsters 'travel' to the five different Olympic nations.

Headteacher Stuart Beard said: 'It was a really good day. Lorraine did traditional dancing with each of the classes based on the countries they were studying so we had Chinese dragon dancing, aboriginal dancing, Brazilian samba and Spanish folk dancing.

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'She also brought in some props such as a Chinese dragon head and a didgeridoo. The aboriginal dancing was fantastic.'

The youngsters will now perform their dances at the school's summer fair on July 6.

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As previously reported in the Evening News, the school was turned into an airport last Tuesday as the youngsters headed off to the five countries.

The event saw them go through security and passport control and they were taken on a flight by Mr Beard who was dressed as a pilot.

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