The Regent’s School Pattaya recently brought their whole school together to dance in a competition that unites 14 international schools from across the globe. Nord Anglia Education, the premium schools organization that The Regent’s joined in August, launched the competition exclusively for their schools in September giving the schools nine weeks to prepare their dance troops.
All students and staff congregated in the school gym to take part in Thai traditional dance which also played a part in the Loy Krathong celebrations. Joined by students from Wat Pong School who helped teach the dance to the rest of the school and played the traditional Thai drums, everyone played a great part in the dance which then moved outside onto the Oval.
Some of the school’s youngest students take part in the whole school dance.
As over 1000 individuals were to take part in the event, a lot of organisation and preparation had to take place to see that it ran smoothly. The Dance Unites competition as a whole has brought together 10,000 students from across all the Nord Anglia Education family of schools including schools from Switzerland, China and UAE.
The dance was videoed and is currently up for judgment by the judging panel that includes representatives from Nord Anglia Education (Professor Deborah Eyre, Education Director) and Pineapple Dance Studios (Maria Yacoob, Choreographer and Dance Teacher). The winner will be announced on Wednesday 12 December, with the winning school being awarded £1,000 (around 48,000 baht).
Dance Unites is part of The Global Classroom which is underway at The Regent’s School Pattaya. This offers the opportunity to connect students from around the world within the Nord Anglia Education family and be part of a large collaborative, global learning community.
Wat Pong students taking part in the dance.