Gallery: Elvis sees St Albans pupils Strictly Come Dancing
PUBLISHED: 15:55 09 March 2009 | UPDATED: 14:01 06 May 2010
NOT only did children at a St Albans school win a Simply Come Dancing competition but they also had their trophy presented by Elvis. Youngsters from Aboyne Lodge School in Etna Road beat off competition from four other schools to win the first St Albans S
NOT only did children at a St Albans school win a Simply Come Dancing competition but they also had their trophy presented by Elvis.
Youngsters from Aboyne Lodge School in Etna Road beat off competition from four other schools to win the first St Albans School Simply Come Dancing competition held at Woollams Sports Pavilion.
Their outstanding performance of Sway won them first place and they were handed the winner's trophy by St Albans entertainer Leigh Casling as his alter ego Elvis.
More than 300 parents and guests watched children from the five schools - the others were Prae Wood, Cunningham Hill, Skyswood and Wheatfields - perform dance routines.
Each school danced to a live performance by Leigh Casling along with other songs of their choice and three judges adjudicated.
The children had been working on their routines in line with Key Stage Two dance during their lessons as well as at after-school dance clubs.
Sue Hudson, event manager for St Albans School, said: "We were absolutely delighted by the success of the evening. Our main aim was to bring local schools together to produce an exciting show where the emphasis was about having fun and joining together to produce a very professional show.
"It was fantastic to see both boys and girls enjoy dancing and it was obvious by the high standard how hard they had worked."
The judges had 13 routines to watch and second place went to Cunningham Hill School.
All 148 dancers received medals and the event will now become an annual one with Aboyne Lodge coming back to defend their champions title.