On Saturday, 14th July, the HACAS Dance School performed for parents and family members at their end of term showcase event. They danced to ‘Baby’ by Justin Bieber; ‘Whip My Hair’ by Willow Smith; ‘Playground’ by Fundamental and ‘Beautiful Monster’ by Ne-Yo.
At the end of the showcase the children were presented with Certificates of Achievement for performing at the Royal Diamond Jubilee Event on 29th March 2012 and at the HACAS Fundraising Social Event on 23rd June 2012. The presentations were followed by refreshments and finger foods and a good time was had by all.
The HACAS Dance School has moved back to Thursdays and we look forward to welcoming the children back at the first session after the summer holidays on Thursday 13th September 2012.
Dance session times are:
Ages 3-7, the dance session will be 6.00 pm to 6.45 pm.
Ages 8-12 the dance session will be 6.45 pm to 7.45 pm
Please tell friends and family about the dance school and invite along.
On Thursday 29th March 2012, a gloriously hot and sunny day, the HACAS Dance School performed for Her Majesty The Queen when Her Majesty and Prince Philip visited Harrow as part of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee tour. Krishna Avanti School in Edgware was host for the community event which proved to be a huge success.
All dressed up and ready to perform the children had to wait in their dance position, in silence, for about 5 minutes, when we knew that The Queen had arrived at the school. The 29 children were perfect despite it being a very hot day. Her Majesty watched and smiled throughout the HACAS performance. Her Majesty’s first comment was that they were “cute”.
Her majesty was then presented to Yvonne Chisholm, the HACAS Dance School Co-ordinator who remembered to curtsey and shook hands with Her Majesty who then asked, “Who are they?” Yvonne had the perfect opportunity to explain that we were the Harrow African-Caribbean Association and that we ran a Friday Club for the elderly; a Mentoring programme for boys and the Dance School. Her Majesty seemed very interested in who we were and what we did in the community and she was a really lovely lady. Yvonne was later interviewed for the royal Channel YouTube and gave a brief account of how the children were enjoying the day.
The day was a huge success and the children were superb. We took 29 children ages 4-11 and I think everyone would agree, we all had a fantastic time. The children were brilliant and behaviour was impeccable, a tribute to parents. They were five adults in all, supervising the children including The Dance Teacher who got the children into their positions did the rehearsals and helped to make the day the huge success it was. Well done to everyone!