Move over Uma Thurman! There’s a new diva in the diner and she proved she had the moves to take on the iconic Pulp Fiction dance to win this year’s Strictly Come Dancing competition.
Head of History, Mrs Windows, teamed up with Chemistry head, Mr Uprichard’s, John Travolta to perform at the annual charity dance-off yesterday lunchtime and the pair’s jiving and twisting kept the audience entertained from start to finish.
The judges were clearly impressed too – each one scored them full marks. However, the other acts faced a tougher time when they came in front of the judges, Mrs Fergusson, Mr Martin, Mr Gambles and Mr Lang.
First up on the dance floor were the Kingarth Street ladies – a dance troupe of teachers each with a metre stick in hand. Their almost flawless routine to Chorus Line favourite ‘One’ impressed but they didn’t score enough to take them to the top of the leader board.
Next up was Head of Maths, Mr Eadie and school matron, Kirsty Reid, who dressed appropriately for their Dancing in the Rain routine. Their performance saw them cover the dance floor well and their use of umbrella props ran the risk of injury. Thankfully, they expertly glided across the room and finished their routine injury free.
Previous winners Mr Russell and Mrs Goff had clearly been practising their quickstep and both enjoyed their performance. Sadly, on this occasion they didn’t impress the judges enough with Mrs Fergusson comparing him to Ed Balls.
The judges gave Craig Revel Horwood a run for his money with their sometimes harsh comments but usually fairly accurate comments and the humour went down well with the audience.
Proceedings were slightly delayed by the Maths department’s, Mr Adams, who tried to pass himself off as a judge. He had been banned from attending the event for wearing a dodgy Christmas jumper.
However, the P.E. department’s Mr Blackhall, Mr Dewar and Mr Dunlop took their security jobs very seriously and bounced Mr Adams out of the hall a lot faster than Mr Russel’s quickstep.
Depute Rector, Mr McDougall, expertly presented the show and engaged the audience and contestants with his own humourous observations.
The event was well supported and raised a fantastic £1025.44 for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.
More pics of the event can be seen here.