Norsewood School in top 5 at Jump Jam competition
On Saturday November 27, Norsewood and Districts’ School competed in the North Island Regional Jump Jam Championships in Tauranga.
Run by Brett and Linda Fairweather, this inter-school competition highlights the best the North Island has to offer in a range of Jump Jam routines.
The team of eight Norsewood Valiant Vixens entered the Year 7-8 Challenge competition.
The girls chose one of the Jump Jam songs, She Bangs and had to change up to 25 per cent of the choreography.
Changes such as timing, rhythm, connection — where the girls must link together — height changes and a few of the girls’ own creative changes were included.
The girls were coached by Norsewood parents, Toni Trent and Sarena Montgomery. They also had two ex-Norsewood pupils with a flair for Jump Jam, Fleur Trent and Brenna Lansdown, who gave up long weekends and time during their school holidays to come and help the girls perfect their technique.
Before going on stage, the girls were up early and were served a performance breakfast of bacon and eggs, cooked by parent helpers. Their hair was styled by hairdresser Sarena, from Country Cut and Curls and their glamorous make-up was attended to by yet more parents.
Hair and make-up has to ‘pop’ on stage, so the girls looked incredible. Coupled with their bright, colourful Latin-style dresses, the girls were ready to rock.
On stage, their faces came alive, their moves were in sync and the enjoyment they were having was there for all to see. The girls had to sing and chant on stage, as well as dance, to show their fitness.
“Brett gave us lots of huge smiles and thumbs up while he was judging,” the girls said.
The Norsewood Valiant Vixens managed a top five placing, of which they were very proud.
They received special awards for sportsmanship, costume, creativity and presentation.
Jump Jam is a kids’ aerobics programme owned by Brett Fairweather and delivered to schools all over New Zealand. The kids love the fitness, the song choices and the ‘cool’ moves. The competition provides a means for children to work on their fitness over a long period of time, work on teamwork, develop pride, build friendships and they get an opportunity to perform on stage in front of a huge audience.
The Norsewood School Valiant Vixens at the North Island Jump Jam Competition.