Moves and grooves from around the world for bi-annual dance spetacular

Gym and dance spectacula at Hipperhomle Grammar School.
Gym and dance spectacula at Hipperhomle Grammar School.

The movers and groovers at Hipperholme Grammar School entertained the crowds for their tenth bi-annual gym and dance spectacular.

Governors, former pupils, friends and families of the school joined guests of honour the Deputy Mayor of Calderdale Coun Christine Beal and her husband Peter, as well as former student and artistic director of The Dance Mill in Halifax, Peter Coenen to watch the show.

Gym and dance spectacula at Hipperhomle Grammar School. Ben Sweeney 15, Jonathan Roebuck 15, Cane Butler 16 and Oliver Spear 15.

Gym and dance spectacula at Hipperhomle Grammar School. Ben Sweeney 15, Jonathan Roebuck 15, Cane Butler 16 and Oliver Spear 15.

Students from Years seven to sixth form demonstrated their skills in dance and gymnastics with dance acts such as the tribal haka from year eight boys and Spanish dance by year eight girls.

There was solo performances by Georgia Pegg, Rebecca Firth, Evie Ryan and Polly Carter and a gymnastic routine by year ten student Georgina Harris who has recently returned from the British Gymnastics Championships having secured ninth place.

There was a guest performance by gymnasts from Wakefield Gymnastics Club, the school’s own National championships cheerleading squad and professional dancers from ‘Suga Brown’ an urban dance company in Halifax and Huddersfield.

Head of PE Mark Hendry said he was delighted with the performances. “All our students have worked extremely hard to make this remarkable evening possible. It is a great event for highlighting how pupils work together and integrate seamlessly across the year groups at Hipperholme Grammar School, and I am very proud of their enthusiasm and achievement.”

Councillor Beal said: “It has been a thoroughly enjoyable evening. I’m so pleased to have been invited.”

There were also performances for four primary schools including Salterlee Primary School in Halifax.