Congratulations to all the schools that took part in Dance 4 Asthma. Erin Simpson, our fantastic judge, said it was extremely hard to pick a winner in each section as the calibre of video was so high and the videos ‘so fab’ – and we agree! Well done everyone.
Primary - the winner of the Primary Schools is Cosgrove School – Papakura – video here
Comments from Erin about Cosgrove:
- Boys great dancing around the tree
- Hand dancing!!! This was a first and added great value
- Fantastic talent with the girl tattoos
- A great mix of soloist and group shots really captured my attention for the whole video
Methven School – Methven – video here - Comments from Erin
- Loved how you started off dancing one at a time then you all joined in
- Great to see you using cool locations throughout your schoo;
- Playground shots where my favs
- Laughed out loud seeing the teachers dancing in the staffroom, they rocked it!
Aokautere School – Palmerston North – video here - Comments from Erin
- A lot of rehearsals have gone in to your video
- Loved how you had heaps of balloons
- The 2 girls at the front were soooo cute!
- You really vitalised all levels of your talented dancers
- Great to see all the boys new what they were doing
- And great to see you involved the four teachers!
Milson School – Palmerston North – video here - Comments from Erin
- Loved how you had a story line
- It was a real team effort across the whole school
- Loved how you celebrated the individuals who have asthma in your school
- Great idea to involve a celebrity singer complete with 2 security guards
Riverlands School – Blenheim – video here - Comments from Erin
- Only school to use fun photos in your video, loved it!
- Great to see all ages getting involved
- Heaps of wonderful locations
- The grape vine shots were very originally and really worked
- Loved the boys dancing in the wharf
- Loved the hip hop dancers too
Windsor North School – video here - Comments from Erin
- Simple moves yet very effective
- Liked the end shot with everyone dancing while one person was standing at the front
- Great ending with the helicopter move
- And the credits on paper made me giggle
Intermediate – the winner of the Intermediate Schools is Avalon Intermediate - video here
Comments from Erin
- I loved this one as it not only included the maddest of dancers but was also based around a story
- Does this school really contain this many fantastic dancers???
- Loved the use of characters, asthma facts, props, video effects, and cultures
- The slow mo shots in particular gave me goose bumps
- And again SERIOUSLY GOOD DANCERS!!!!! Congratulations!
Havelock North Intermediate – Havelock North – video here - Comments from Erin
- Fantastic energy levels
- Loved how they split the same dance between the field, rehearsal space and performance area
- They all looked identical, was that a criteria haha
- Someone has a lovely house with an amazing view!
- I’m going to show Brooke Duff this one as I think she will love it
Hastings Intermediate – Hastings – video here - Comments from Erin
- A lot of rehearsal time put into the dance and it showed
- Very effective them all being in unison
- Loved the blue wigs at the start
- Great to see a boy involved
Taradale Intermediate – Napier – video here - Comments from Erin
- Loved the star move at the beginning
- Everything was simple yet very very effective
- Loved the Hallway racing (and so did our chef Michael Lee)
- Such a range of talented dancers, including Hip Hop and Gymnastics!
- Liked how you included blowing up balloons!
Takapuna Normal Intermediate – Takapuna – video here - Comments from Erin
- Great to see you involved the teacher dancing (only school that did)
- Loved the added effect of painting your feet
- Great to see you blowing up balloons
- You really incorporated Brooke’s song into your performance
- VERY original dance moves which I loved
- And you were the only school to showcase static hair from the balloons! Fantastic!
Kristin School – Albany – video here - Comments from Erin
- The lead ballet dancer has extreme talent and will indeed have a future in dance
- Loved how the mob joined and kept joining over time
- Great to see the actual flash mob dance being edited into the cut from family day
- And still the mob kept growing!!
- The video made me supper proud as I’m sure it did your families
- How many cupcakes did you sell?
Secondary Schools winner Wanganui High School – Wanganui – video here - Comments from Erin
- Loved the chorus on stairs (it gave me goosebumps)
- Great to see how you included the balloons
- You really showcased how well you can all dance
- I understand how long it takes to film a video using heaps of different locations but it all paid off
Being healthy and active helps to keep your body and mind well – and everyone likes a good dance. We asked New Zealand to shuffle those feet, shake that body or just have some fun raising money for asthma.
The superstar judge
We’re super excited because Erin Simpson is the new judge for Dance 4 Asthma and the winning videos will be played on her show!
For Erin Simpson and her family, being hospitalised with asthma at the age of eight highlighted how serious asthma can be. “I remember thinking that you can die from asthma,” Erin says. “This was a pretty scary thought for an eight year old to deal with and the attack gave the whole family a huge shock.” Erin will be judging Dance 4 Asthma. Read about Erin Simpson.
The superstar song
This year the song is Brooke Duff’s ‘Til the end’ – on YouTube . Once again we have iPads for prizes.
Our 2012 Superstars
The schools that produced the craziest, funkiest, most energetic, original dance video to Everything’s Gonna Be Alright in 2012 were :
- Primary – Te Kauwhata Primary School, Waikato – see their winning entry here
- Intermediate – Waimataitai School, Timaru – see their winning entry here
- Secondary – St Peters College, Palmerston North – see their winning entry here.
All the schools that produced videos were fantastic and our judges, Aaron Gilmore and Tim Skedden from Babysitters Circus, found it challenging to select winners.