Cardinal Newman dancers showcase sizzling performance for Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade

Community Dec 06, 2017 by Marissa Gatto Stoney Creek News

Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School’s dance teams, dance courses and junior feeder school dance team wowed the crowd with their performances in the Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade Dec. 2.

The dancers were street-ready and excited to showcase their movement skills during the 61st annual parade.

Members of Newman’s six dance teams and dance courses practised during their lunch period to prepare for the event. Andrea Ferroni, dance teacher and choreographer, and Amanda Garzo, junior feeder school dance team coach for the Hamilton Catholic school board, worked tirelessly to create the choreography for the parade. Both teachers worked after hours with the students to ensure they were prepared.

The performance included 50 students who were committed to training hard and performing at their finest. The members involved in the dance teams and dance courses are in grades 9-12 and the junior feeder school dance students range from grades 4-8. Team members include a combination of competitive and recreational dancers as well as those who have no formal dance training.

The students danced their hearts out to a playlist, with familiar festive songs, including Run Run Rudolph and All I Want for Christmas. The weather turned out to be almost ideal, which resulted in one of the largest crowds Stoney Creek has witnessed in a long time. The parade is a great opportunity for students to come together in Christmas spirit to build relationships with one another.

Students were uniformly dressed, with black tights and a CN dance shirt and festive Christmas hats. While some of the students performed their routine, others carried a banner to promote the dance program at Cardinal Newman.

The Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade was a great way for students to earn community service hours and gave the high school dance students the opportunity to mentor the junior feeder school dance team.

Ferroni has been working for the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board at Cardinal Newman for five years. She continues to foster growth in the dance courses and extra-curricular competitive dance program. Ferroni grew up performing in the Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade and wanted her dancers to experience what it feels like to work together to bring excitement to others.

“I wanted the students to share their passion for dance and bring joy to others during the Christmas season,” she said. “When a group of people gather to celebrate dance it creates a contagious positive energy. This was evident in the faces of the spectators, particularly the children who were cheerfully dancing along.”

Cardinal Newman dancers showcase sizzling performance for Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade

Community Dec 06, 2017 by Marissa Gatto Stoney Creek News

Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School’s dance teams, dance courses and junior feeder school dance team wowed the crowd with their performances in the Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade Dec. 2.

The dancers were street-ready and excited to showcase their movement skills during the 61st annual parade.

Members of Newman’s six dance teams and dance courses practised during their lunch period to prepare for the event. Andrea Ferroni, dance teacher and choreographer, and Amanda Garzo, junior feeder school dance team coach for the Hamilton Catholic school board, worked tirelessly to create the choreography for the parade. Both teachers worked after hours with the students to ensure they were prepared.

The performance included 50 students who were committed to training hard and performing at their finest. The members involved in the dance teams and dance courses are in grades 9-12 and the junior feeder school dance students range from grades 4-8. Team members include a combination of competitive and recreational dancers as well as those who have no formal dance training.

The students danced their hearts out to a playlist, with familiar festive songs, including Run Run Rudolph and All I Want for Christmas. The weather turned out to be almost ideal, which resulted in one of the largest crowds Stoney Creek has witnessed in a long time. The parade is a great opportunity for students to come together in Christmas spirit to build relationships with one another.

Students were uniformly dressed, with black tights and a CN dance shirt and festive Christmas hats. While some of the students performed their routine, others carried a banner to promote the dance program at Cardinal Newman.

The Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade was a great way for students to earn community service hours and gave the high school dance students the opportunity to mentor the junior feeder school dance team.

Ferroni has been working for the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board at Cardinal Newman for five years. She continues to foster growth in the dance courses and extra-curricular competitive dance program. Ferroni grew up performing in the Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade and wanted her dancers to experience what it feels like to work together to bring excitement to others.

“I wanted the students to share their passion for dance and bring joy to others during the Christmas season,” she said. “When a group of people gather to celebrate dance it creates a contagious positive energy. This was evident in the faces of the spectators, particularly the children who were cheerfully dancing along.”

Cardinal Newman dancers showcase sizzling performance for Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade

Community Dec 06, 2017 by Marissa Gatto Stoney Creek News

Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School’s dance teams, dance courses and junior feeder school dance team wowed the crowd with their performances in the Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade Dec. 2.

The dancers were street-ready and excited to showcase their movement skills during the 61st annual parade.

Members of Newman’s six dance teams and dance courses practised during their lunch period to prepare for the event. Andrea Ferroni, dance teacher and choreographer, and Amanda Garzo, junior feeder school dance team coach for the Hamilton Catholic school board, worked tirelessly to create the choreography for the parade. Both teachers worked after hours with the students to ensure they were prepared.

The performance included 50 students who were committed to training hard and performing at their finest. The members involved in the dance teams and dance courses are in grades 9-12 and the junior feeder school dance students range from grades 4-8. Team members include a combination of competitive and recreational dancers as well as those who have no formal dance training.

The students danced their hearts out to a playlist, with familiar festive songs, including Run Run Rudolph and All I Want for Christmas. The weather turned out to be almost ideal, which resulted in one of the largest crowds Stoney Creek has witnessed in a long time. The parade is a great opportunity for students to come together in Christmas spirit to build relationships with one another.

Students were uniformly dressed, with black tights and a CN dance shirt and festive Christmas hats. While some of the students performed their routine, others carried a banner to promote the dance program at Cardinal Newman.

The Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade was a great way for students to earn community service hours and gave the high school dance students the opportunity to mentor the junior feeder school dance team.

Ferroni has been working for the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board at Cardinal Newman for five years. She continues to foster growth in the dance courses and extra-curricular competitive dance program. Ferroni grew up performing in the Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade and wanted her dancers to experience what it feels like to work together to bring excitement to others.

“I wanted the students to share their passion for dance and bring joy to others during the Christmas season,” she said. “When a group of people gather to celebrate dance it creates a contagious positive energy. This was evident in the faces of the spectators, particularly the children who were cheerfully dancing along.”