The winter session of Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh has begun and our teaching artists are swinging into action! Ladies and gentleman will be merenguing, fox trotting, rumba-ing, tangoing, and swinging for the next 10 weeks!
Over the past six years, Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh has had a total of 21 major events-meet and greets, fundraisers, semi-finals, and finals. And for each of those events, there have been pictures taken. The number has to have exceeded 10,000 or more pictures. Many of those pictures you see on this blog. And some you have even seen in the Post Gazette. We can’t say thank you enough to Lake Fongof the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and Archie Carpenter (or as we call him, The Official Photographer of Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh). Two great men who are passionate about the work that they do. And don’t you think it shows? Thanks again gentleman. Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh salutes you both! Please take a bow!!!!!
Lake Fong (left) of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and Archie Carpenter (r), THE Official Photographer of Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh. Photo by Mark Rogalsky 12/13/2014
In an always heated competition, four of nine schools advanced into the finals (May 2015) for the Colors of the Rainbow Team Championship. It was closer than ever. Judges had one of the most difficult jobs today. SO who is moving on? Here are your gold teams from the 2014-15 fall semi-finals:
Sister Thea Bowman 5th grade Fall 2014-15 Gold
Pittsburgh Dilworth 5th grade Fall 2014-15 Gold
Pittsburgh West Liberty 5th grade Fall 2014-15 Gold
Pittsburgh Colfax team members from 2014 with Global Peace Building Foundation CHair, Tom etzel and DCPgh director, Mark Rogalsky
Our newest sponsor, Global Peace Building Foundation, held a fundraiser at the Allegheny Harvard,Yale, and Princeton Club on October 8, 2014. We were thrilled to have students from Pittsburgh Colfax perform for the foundation’s patrons. Tom Etzel, founder of GPBF, began his quest to add to the beneficiary’s of his foundation a little over two years ago. After his extensive due diligence, he recommended that GPBF fund Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh. Thank you Mr. Etzel for believing in our kids!