DHiE group dance competition for the Zone-A public

Passionate young dancers from several schools in Bengaluru showcased their best assets at the Deccan Herald in Education (DHiE) Inter-School Group Dance Competition for Zone A, held at Bal Bhavan, Cubbon Park on Wednesday. Up to 25 schools from the senior group and the junior group participated in the competition.

From the senior group, Holy Child English School, Kengeri walked away with the top prize. They captured the hearts of the audience with their powerful performance on the theme “patriotism”. The second prize went to Oxford English High School, JP Nagar, who performed the idea “Anybody Can Dance” on stage and the third prize went to the Silicon City Academy of Secondary Education.

In the junior group, the Silicon City Academy of Secondary Education won the first prize. The group performed on the theme ‘child labor’. The second prize was won by Delhi Public School-South, which showcased a contemporary dance style, and the third prize was won by the National Public School, HSR Layout.

The competition started with the performances of the children of the junior group. The little dancers boogied on stage for a morning filled with pleasure. They showed off their dancing skills which is an absolute pleasure to watch for the packed audience here. Vivid themes like “child labor”, “Krishna Leela”, etc. were presented through dance. With all the right ingredients like catchy songs, themed dance routines and a beautiful representation of various dance styles, the audience kept the performance focused. The judges also struggled to comment on the results.

Vincent Paul, dance teacher at the Metropolitan School, said: “For us it was more about participation. Our kids performed well and we enjoyed the competition. Girls from Oxford Universal Public School Nagarabhavi created retro magic on stage by dancing with a number of props like chairs, sticks.

“We are very happy and delighted. Our idea was to highlight the issues of child labor in our country and we wanted to get the message ‘Send every child to school’ through our dance, ”said a group of enthusiastic juniors from Silicon City Academy. of Secondary Education. “I am very proud today because the two teams from our school won prizes. We really enjoyed the program, said Vedaraj, choreographer at Silicon City Academy of Secondary Education. The time of day was when the judge also stepped in and surprised the audience with his incredible moves. Renowned dancer Bharath MS took over the stage and performed dance styles like “beat kill” and “lyrical hip hop“. “We look at various aspects while judging performance. One of the major points is the coordination between the members of the group, ”said Bharath.

“In addition, the expressions and use of the stage, costumes and props, the selection of music, confidence, etc. will add extra points, added Sudha Jayakumar, another judge.

Senior Category Second Prize winner The Oxford English High School JP Nagar said: “We choreographed the song in one day. The theme of our dance was “Passion for dancing is as important as studying”. It’s a happy feeling after winning the second prize. We enjoyed participating in the competition.

From the tribute to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam to “Saving the little girl”, schools showcased their creative side through dance. The audience marveled at the ease and perfection with which the students put on the whole show. The kids were also seen trying out stunts like somersaults and cool dance lifts. The venue was packed with audiences, which included the parents and teachers of the participants.

Junior
* Silicon City Secondary School Academy
* South Delhi Public School
* National public school, HSR layout

Senior
* Holy Child English School, Kengeri
* Oxford English Secondary School, JP Nagar
* Silicon City Secondary School Academy