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Tamahere School’s Chocolate Swirls junior aerobics team are headliners.

The Chocolate Swirls (back from left) Kate Begbie, Hannah Doak, Katelyn Moulden, Madeleine Gordon (front from left) Chelsi Rys, Beth Washer, Annaliese Bird, Alysha Winterburn and Holly McRae. (Photo Shayne Eldridge, Cambridge Edition)

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.

2 thoughts on “Aerobic team sweet as

  • November 15, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Just an update for the website … The Girls WON the North Island Championship on Saturday!!! They looked fantastic and danced a fairly flawless routine on the day. They had been practicing long and hard leading up to the competition so all of the hard work paid off. Mention needs to be made of the teacher who got them there, Mrs Bridget McCambridge, who spent tireless hours getting them ready for the event.

    • November 15, 2011 at 10:59 am

      Well done Chocolate Swirls! Thanks Daryne for the update.


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