About 3500 pupils filled Launceston’s Silverdome to celebrate health and physical activity through dance.
The LSSSA event on Thursday saw Northern Tasmanian school children perform the dances they had been learning for the past few months, set to songs such as Nutbush City Limits, Cha Cha Slide, and the Hokey Pokey.
Event organiser and Riverside Primary School teacher Anita Batty said the day had gone well.
“This is our Northern primary school LSSSA dance event that we have every second year,” she said.
Ms Batty said during the primary school session at 11am, more than 3500 pupils were dancing and enjoying themselves in the Silverdome.
“Throughout the day we’ll actually have about 6000 kids coming through the doors,” she said.
“They’ve been learning the dances back at their schools in their health and physical education program.
“It’s really just about a fun environment, having a little bit of a twist.
“Even though they’re all learning [the same] dances, they’re all a little different in what they’re doing which is that really great part of it.
“It’s really about bringing the community together to showcase what our kids have been doing in their schools.”
The day was divided into three dancing sessions, with the first early childhood session taking place at 9.45am, the primary session at 11am, and the second early childhood session about 1pm.
Many government and private schools from the state’s North participated in the event.
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