Written by Jael Orij
30 Maya students are hitting the dance floor with a bi-weekly dance class. The popular class is held every Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. A local dance teacher who is referred to as ‘Guru’, and a choreographer leads the group of students from Grade 4 and higher.
Six girls from the dance class did a super performance on 23rd July at our daily morning circle assembly. In the coming weeks we are to expect more performances from the younger dance students as they practice and rehearse their routines.
Here’s what they had to say:
“When I will be bigger, in the future, I can be a teacher, like Guru. I want to teach other younger kids how to dance. If I’m not going to be a dancing teacher, then I want to be a science teacher.” Sunita, 11 years old.
“I like to dance on Nepali cultural songs and also on disco. Dancing is a good exercise for us, so we will stay healthy.” Sapana, 10 years old.
We are encouraging the continuation of this dance class as we believe the benefits of dance and movement is significant in emotional maturity and cognitive development. We look forward to see these students develop their confidence and dance abilities.