Bust the dust dance moves are on their way

Make it rain: Students from the Year 10 dance class at Blayney High School will be a part of the bust the dust performance. Photo: Mark Logan.
Make it rain: Students from the Year 10 dance class at Blayney High School will be a part of the bust the dust performance. Photo: Mark Logan.

Schools across the Blayney shire have joined a nationwide event that began as a simple idea from students in one of the smallest schools in the central west.

Year 5/6 students at St John's Parish School in Trangie came up with the idea of a simultaneous rain dance that will take place at 1pm on Friday, December 13.

Initially they were hoping to include all the schools in their diocese, however their Facebook post went viral and now over 600 schools across the country will be strutting their stuff.

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St Joseph's CPS, Blayney High School and Millthorpe Public School are all feverishly practising their moves in preparation for what is designed to raise spirits, rather than money.

Dance coordinator at Blayney High School Jayne Evans said that the event had created a learning opportunity for the students.

'We've been looking at the origins and history of rain dances and the students have been using that information to create the dance moves that we'll be doing on the day," she said.