Think Dancing celebrates its 10th year anniversary at Macrobert Arts Centre

Local Primary Schools took to the stage to perform their very own spectacular show at the Think Dancing show held at Macrobert Arts Centre.
Active Stirling’s, Active Schools team were delighted to showcase their annual event as Think Dancing celebrates its 10th anniversary. The first event took place on Tuesday 27 February with seven local Primary Schools taking part; Doune, St Ninian’s, St Mary’s Bannockburn, Fallin, Kippen, St Mary’s EPS and Crianlarich. Each school has been working hard over the year with their performance, with the help from their Teachers, Volunteers and also support from Active Stirling’s Dance Specialists, Angela Hunter, Zoe Thomson and Kim Bruce who have provided bespoke training, provided the skills and dance techniques tailored to suit each Teacher and Volunteer within their working environment.
With the project celebrating 10 years, it has achieved:
- 31 live performances
- 244 school groups have created and performed their very own dance routines
- 295 school staff have been trained with 500 support session provided by Active Stirling
- 4529 children and young people have performed.
Angela Hunter, Active Stirling’s Active Schools Co-ordinator and Think Dancing programme creator added: “I am enormously proud of the Think Dancing programme. I am grateful to all of the school staff who take the courageous step and participate in the programme. When you take part in an artistic endeavour you agree to give not just your time and effort but also a little bit of yourself. Their enthusiasm and hard work has allowed us to increase the quantity and quality of dance in schools enabling dance opportunities for so many children in Stirling."
Eleanor Connon, Principle Teacher at Buchlyvie Primary School said: “I began 10 years ago, with no particular dance talent, just a passion for story-telling, drama and teaching. I soon discovered that Think Dance was about so much more than just dancing. It was about ‘Thinking’. Thinking about your feelings, thinking about your ideas and sharing your opinions, thinking about what is best for the group rather than the individual and thinking about what personal strengths you can contribute to benefit the team. Think Dance is a very powerful teaching tool!”
The next live Think Dancing performance will run over 3 days on Monday 23 – Wednesday 25 April at Macrobert Arts Centre.

Crianlarich Primary School    Kipppen Primary School       

St Ninians Primary School