Annually, Our Lady of Sion College invites our Year 10 students to participate their Ballroom Dancing program. This is the first time in three years that the program has been able to run due to the pandemic, and it is fantastic to see the students from the two Colleges come together to socialise and learn a few handy skills while they are at it.
The students have participated in four sessions so far. While it began with lots of feet watching, robotic leg movements and awkward hand-positioning, there has been a genuine improvement in the dancing skills. The students are also starting to feel comfortable with each other, and there is a positive atmosphere when they come together. With all progressive dances, the salsa, and the merengue, are just two of the dances the students learn. The program culminates in a dance finale at Box Hill Town Hall, as the students get to strut their stuff and perform the dances they have learnt in front of their communities.
We value this relationship with Our Lady of Sion College very highly and thank them for the opportunity. A big thank you to Mr Rieusset, Year 10 Coordinator from Our Lady of Sion College for all his work behind the scenes which has made his program possible.
Mr Mick Lafferty
Deputy Principal – Students