Sunday, November 17, 2013

Children's Day Celebration at St Matthews

14 November is India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawharlal Nehru's birthday. Schools across the country celebrate this day as Children's Day with students presenting multi-cultural shows as a part of the day's celebrations. Gloria Phillip's, Principal St. Matthews Senior Secondary School, kindly invited us to the occasion. St. Mathew's does not have dance as a formal part of their curriculum. However I witnessed a deep enthusiasm for dance and music in the students and teachers alike.

The photos below are of dances choreographed by the students. Bollywood's music and dance styles and graceful, festive costuming factored into virtually all the choreographies. There was a lovely celebratory atmosphere.

A Punjabi Bhangra dance number
Hip hop


In the end the entire school was invited to dance  .....

12th grade students inviting all to dance

.... and soon everyone was dancing. It was St Matthew School's spontaneous grand finale for their Children's day program!
St Matthew's School students coming alive!

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