The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Year 8s Hit the Dancefloor!

Throughout this term, a group of Year 8 boys have been attending Ballroom Dancing lessons with the Year 8 girls from MLC. Before the first session, our emotions were a mix of nervousness and excitement, but once we saw our instructor rocking it on the dancefloor, we all relaxed and had a laugh.

Our ballroom dancing instructors Gavin and Carolyn taught us a wide variety of dances including a few Latin American dances, the Cha Cha, the Merengue, and a Progressive Jive (when we all earned our Jiving licence). We learned all of the different ballroom holds and lots of new steps. The socialising aspect of this activity was a bit nerve wracking but we soon got to know the girls better and developed friendships with them.

The best part of the activity was definitely the Social on the last night. Gavin and Carolyn led us through the dances and we also had some free dance time and ate lots of pizza. There were prizes awarded to the best dancers of the night and we all had a great time.

We highly recommend that the Year 7 boys give this a go next year. There's nothing to lose, grab a mate and just do it. The ballroom dancing sessions are a great opportunity to have a great time with your mates and learn a couple of moves.

Taye Barlow (8.1T) and Hudson Wheeler (8.4F)