Four Canterbury Schools were represented at the recent Primary School Dance Competition, hosted by St Stephen’s Junior School.

Each school fielded two teams and individual dancers as they competed to represent the area in the Kent School Games Finals.

The competition, part of the Canterbury Academy Sports Partnership program of events, took place towards the end of May and featured over a hundred local school children from Key Stages 1 and 2. The schools participating were hosts, St Stephen’s, Canterbury Junior School, Sheldwich Primary and Wincheap Foundation Primary.

I was really impressed with the quality and complexity of the dance routines throughout the competition as both individuals and teams competed for honours. It was clear how much time, effort and organisation had gone into the youngsters’ rehearsals and that is of credit to them and their hard-working staff.

Some of the categories were extremely close, with ‘dance-offs’ being requested before the judges were able to decide upon a winner. However, these judges were very experienced and knowledgeable and soon agreed upon the final positions.



KS1 Solo
1st Riley – Canterbury Primary
2nd Esme – Sheldwich
3rd Erin – Sheldwich
4th Niusha – Canterbury Primary
5th Lilly – Canterbury Primary
6th Rose – Canterbury Primary
KS2 solo
1st Madison – Wincheap
2nd Lara – St Stephens
3rd Ruby-Mai – Canterbury Primary
4th Ruby – Sheldwich
5th Sienna – Canterbury Primary
6th Luca – Sheldwich
KS1 TeamĀ 
1st Canterbury Primary
2nd Sheldwich
KS2 team
1st St Stephens
2nd Canterbury Primary
3rd Sheldwich
4th Wincheap
St Stephens also won best dressed.
Congratulations to everyone involved in organising and participating in this fantastic Dance Competition, and thank you to St Stephen’s Junior School for inviting me along to be part of your event.
Please enjoy our gallery from the competition and feel free to share this article with anyone who may be interested.