Children step up for dance class at Kidstock

Dance 10 Theatre School being led by dance instructor Bonita Goodgame

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DANCE instructor Bonita Goodgame put children through their paces at Kidstock Festival.

Bonita, 29, and her mum, Jackie Crumell, 55, led one of the many activities at the packed event which was attended by about 1,000 children on Thursday.

Children from West Kidlington, North Kidlington and Edward Field primary schools performed two One Direction dance routines taught by Bonita and Jackie.

Bonita said: “It was very rewarding and we came out on a bit of a high. It’s not every day you get that many kids enjoying what you are doing.

“We started off with just six, but by the end we had 50 or 60 boys and girls taking part in the routine. I love working with my mum – we’re like best friends.”

Jackie has run the Dance 10 Theatre School for 10 years. Daughter Bonita has been involved for the last five years.

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1:16pm Sat 13 Jul 13

Myron Blatz says...

So I wonder how much it all costs - do they get grants from local councils, or charge for the lessons?
So I wonder how much it all costs - do they get grants from local councils, or charge for the lessons? Myron Blatz
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3:02pm Sat 13 Jul 13

PJay says...

Myron Blatz wrote:
So I wonder how much it all costs - do they get grants from local councils, or charge for the lessons?
Dear Myron - don't worry - nobody spent any of your precious money on this.

It was organised and run by a huge number of teachers, parents and other volunteers who gave hours and hours of their time for free. In addition the community also contributed financially (from their own pockets) to make all this happen.

They did it to further the education, development and enjoyment of the children of Kidlington.

Giving up hours of your own time for free on top of working 10-hour days, as most teachers (and many of the parents) do, is probably an alien concept to someone like you who seems to think, judging by the usual garbage you post, that anyone enjoying themselves is either sponging off the welfare state or being wasteful with your own precious tax money.

Kidstock 2013 was visited by around 1,900 children and parents, who enjoyed a day of music, science, sport, entertainment, community and fun.

It was a fantastic event and so many are already looking forward to Kidstock 2014.

Myron - please only comment when you have something positive to say, which is rarely from what I see.

PS - if you are really interested in what the costs were, rather than just whinging, do some research and you'll discover that the school budget and what they spend their money on is available.
[quote][p][bold]Myron Blatz[/bold] wrote: So I wonder how much it all costs - do they get grants from local councils, or charge for the lessons?[/p][/quote]Dear Myron - don't worry - nobody spent any of your precious money on this. It was organised and run by a huge number of teachers, parents and other volunteers who gave hours and hours of their time for free. In addition the community also contributed financially (from their own pockets) to make all this happen. They did it to further the education, development and enjoyment of the children of Kidlington. Giving up hours of your own time for free on top of working 10-hour days, as most teachers (and many of the parents) do, is probably an alien concept to someone like you who seems to think, judging by the usual garbage you post, that anyone enjoying themselves is either sponging off the welfare state or being wasteful with your own precious tax money. Kidstock 2013 was visited by around 1,900 children and parents, who enjoyed a day of music, science, sport, entertainment, community and fun. It was a fantastic event and so many are already looking forward to Kidstock 2014. Myron - please only comment when you have something positive to say, which is rarely from what I see. PS - if you are really interested in what the costs were, rather than just whinging, do some research and you'll discover that the school budget and what they spend their money on is available. PJay
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