813- webStoke School Sport Partnership annual dance showcases educational dance in all its forms, with a new theme each year. Over four nights at the Victoria Hall, performers from the age of 5 to 25 from Stoke-on-Trent’s infant, primary, special, high schools and newly formed academies and colleges have wowed an audience of over 2,500 including proud parents, grandparents, teachers, head teachers, principals and VIP’s.

Over the last 4 years over 5,200 pupils have taken part in this annual event, with nearly 10,000 parents watching the performances. Over 120 sports leaders from high school and colleges have choreographed performances. 75 of the 91 schools in the city have taken part at least once in the event over the last 4 years.

Stoke SSP Dance is a classic example of the willingness of schools, academies and colleges working together in a true spirit of partnership and collaboration and demonstrates how the School Sport Partnership network is alive and well in the City of Stoke-on-Trent.

This year 68 schools/academies plus the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form school, and local universities will take part in ‘Once upon a Time… add a little dance magic to your favourite Fairy Tale’.1338 - web

Click on the following links to view past performances:
Dance 15: Picture This. Make your Painting come to life
Dance 14 : A day in the life of …
Dance 13 : Fact or Fiction. Be inspired by the world of books
Dance 12 : Olympics

All the participating schools in Stoke-on-Trent will have the opportunity to share and perform the culmination of their exciting and inspirational dance experience on stage at the Victoria Hall. The overall aims of the project are to raise aspirations and develop pupils’ dance skills and technique in order to produce a performance piece that can be showcased and shared to other pupils, schools and parents.

Despite the uncertain economic times and re-structuring taking place in our City, schools are very keen to maximise the chances of our young people to engage in fun healthy lifelong pursuits.

739 - webMany of the performances on show were choreographed by dance leaders from the local high schools, academies and City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College and this reflects the range of high quality leadership and volunteering that exists across Stoke. Leaders visit primary schools to run after school dance club rehearsals and prepare the children to perform on the night.

We are grateful for the continued support from Victoria Hall, Barclays Bank and many local ward councillors.

If you are interested in sponsoring part of this annual event, please contact Cheryl Platt at for further details.

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