Spring Virtual Dance Performance Featured During VAIS Annual Conference
Chatham Hall dancers were featured during the virtual Virginia Association for Independent Schools (VAIS) Annual Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
VAIS requested video submissions showcasing the arts and Dance Instructor Donna Franklin submitted the Spring Dance Performance, a 5-minute video featuring the students at home in the spring after campus closed. The performance includes powerful clips from 13 students to the song Stand Up by Cynthia Erivo.
“What an honor it is for the Dance Department, and for all of the Chatham Hall community, for our work to be recognized as an example of the message that VAIS is sharing at this year's conference. The theme is Momentum: Creating a Thriving Community for All, and it is true that creativity in the arts is integral to a thriving community,” noted Franklin.
The video aired for all conference attendees ahead of the Wednesday keynote speaker, Austin Channing Brown, as well as during the arts break portion of the event later that day.
As described on its website, VAIS is "the leader in advancing and advocating for independent school education in Virginia."
Congratulations to all of the dancers, and thank you to VAIS for highlighting our students and the arts!
An all girls boarding and day school in Southern Virginia, Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our innovative academic program offers Advanced Placement courses, global study and travel, as well as project based learning. Our athletic teams regularly compete at the State level and our exceptional riding program is nationally recognized. We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust. Grounded in its Episcopal heritage, the school welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.