Bush Telegraph

Dancing for visitors from Viking studies

- By DAVE MURDOCH

Norsewood and Districts School entertaine­d local parents and the Viking visitors at the weekend with energy and precision in dances from school camp.

While the focus at camp was Norwegian Vikings, the school chose two dances from its neighbours, Sweden and Denmark.

The first called Gustaf’s Skal (Skull) written in 1772 refers to King Gustav the Third and was a toast to him on his victory which brought him to power.

The second — a folk dance of Denmark — highlights the Danish national traits of friendline­ss, kindness and helpfulnes­s.

Acting Principal Alec Thomson says he is enjoying being at the school and is impressed with the fact that most of the children knew the dances and came together to perform so well with just a few rehearsals.

 ??  ?? Norsewood students doing a Danish Dance of Greeting.
Norsewood students doing a Danish Dance of Greeting.

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