Jan 6 2010 by Colin Paterson, Airdrie & Coatbridge
KIDS from nine Coatbridge primary schools showed off all their best moves in a fun competition.
The pupils put on their dancing shoes and pieced together some terrific routines in a bid to impress a four-strong judging panel.
The Active Schools dance festival took place at St Ambrose High School and was the culmination of weeks of hard work by the pupils.
Children from St Patrick’s, Carnbroe, Old Monkland, St Bartholomew’s, Greenhill, Shawhead, Gartsherrie, Langloan and Sikeside primaries took part in the event.
A total of 14 teams entered and they were charged with the task of creating and performing an original and exciting dance.
The pupils spent weeks practising and perfecting their routines with school staff and parents occasionally asked to provide some artistic direction.
A variety of dance styles were on display with Sikeside Primary’s team opting for a ‘Bollywood’ theme.
And in a contest that went down to the wire, the ‘Colourful Candy’ team representing St Bartholomew’s defeated Carnbroe’s ‘Streetwise’ team by just one point.
After the competition, all of the pupils were invited to be involved in a dance workshop in order to improve their skills and learn some new moves.
A spokesperson for the judging panel said: “It was so difficult to decide between the teams this year as the standard was so high. All of the schools had made such an effort.”