Tamahere School’s Chocolate Swirls junior aerobics team are headliners.
The energetic Jump Jam team are front page news in today’s Cambridge Edition and with their own YouTube video are currently first out of 15 teams in their division of the children’s nationwide aerobics competition.
On Saturday (November 12), Wendy Wonka and her 8 Oompa Loompa friends who make up the Chocolate Swirls will see if they have what it takes to bounce even higher when they compete in the Jump Jam Challenge Regional/National finals in Auckland.
The Swirls routine is performed to the song Chocolatte by Soul Control.
After sending in their video for the preliminary round of the competition the Tamahere team were top of their North Island, Year 4-6 novice division, with 17.4 points, just 0.3 points ahead of their closest rivals. They are just 0.1 points ahead of the South Island team in the same division.
The top teams for each island will be decided at the weekend in separate competitions and the national champion and runners-up will be decided on points.
Jump Jam is aerobics for primary and intermediate children developed by two-time world aerobic champion Brett Fairweather.