Granite city pupils find inspiration at university dance show


Pupils from a local primary school treaded the boards of Aberdeen Arts Centre alongside students from the University of Aberdeen for an end of year dance showcase focusing on the theme of ‘inspiration’.

The end of year performance, organised by Aberdeen University Dance Society (AUDS), showcased the dancing talent of pupils from Kittybrewster Primary, who have been taking part in dance classes thanks to registered charity, Sport Aberdeen’s Active Schools team. 

In preparation for the performance, Sport Aberdeen’s Active Schools Coordinator, Kim McRobbie and Active Schools Assistant, Joanna Bell, have been working closely with pupils from Kittybrewster Primary School and students from AUDS.

Graeme Dale, Development Manager – Active Communities at Sport Aberdeen, said:

“I’d like to specifically thank the students from AUDS for volunteering and all the great work they have done in taking these classes. The strength of the Active Schools programme is in our partnerships, with schools and other organisations like the University of Aberdeen and volunteers.

“A huge thank you must go to all the volunteers who are involved in extra curricular sport, which includes teachers, PE teachers, parents, students and senior pupils, as without their commitment and support opportunities such as this wouldn’t be possible.”

Working alongside Sport Aberdeen’s Active Schools team at Kittybrewster Primary School, Victoria Kleinsorge and Rebecca McAvo, students from AUDS, helped arrange weekly dance sessions with the P4 and P5 pupils with the aim of getting them involved in dance and prepared to perform on stage.

Victoria Kleinsorge, member of the Aberdeen University Dance Society, said:

“Since the beginning of September, we have started tutoring the pupils for the upcoming show. We teach them the basics of jazz dance and new choreographies every week, to help improve their dance skills, as well as using their new moves in a dance.”

In addition to last weekend’s performance at Aberdeen Arts Centre, a special festive performance for family and friends has been organised for the end of the 2019.