Welcome to BeatSwap!

The BeatSwap project is an exciting inter-school music project designed by Andy Fowler of RhythmZone and Claire Hurst (Deputy Head) of Oxford Road Community School. Follow us throughout the year to see children from four Reading schools develop and perform their own piece of world percussion music.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Oxford Road Drum and Dance Extravaganza!

It's the last day of term today and I just collected loads of video taken from the BeatSwap taster session I ran at Oxford Road Community School. Thanks to Sylvia Beeton for arranging this - I had to upload it as quickly as I saw it. Great stuff!

A few of the girls wanted to add some of their dance moves to the music, so we decided to take the party outside! Pupils have been enjoying dance classes in school and as you will see, they are clearly inspired! Quite a few passers by had stopped at the school gates to enjoy the show and share our smiles...

This short video gives two takes of our performance. The first half shows off our drummers (and the girls pretending to be shy). In the second half (1:08 onwards), you'll see a polished masterpiece where you get a real flavour of the characters within the school! (2:00!!!) The girls only took about 5 minutes in between takes to find their confidence and arrange this GREAT dance routine. Thanks too for the awesome drummers holding down the groove. Enjoy!

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