A Special Thank You

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 Fong of 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 thePittsburgh Post Gazette and Archie Carpenter (r), THE Official Photographer of Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh.  Photo by Mark Rogalsky 12/13/2014

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

Let’s Recognize Our 8th Graders from their Colors of the Rainbow Grand Championship!

Let’s Recognize Our 8th Graders from their Colors of the Rainbow Grand Championship!  These students worked extremely hard and made this year’s COlors of the Rainbow so entertaining and exciting.

PITTSBURGH BROOKLINE  1ST RUNNER UP 2014-2015 8TH GRADE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW

PITTSBURGH BROOKLINE
1ST RUNNER UP
2014-2015 8TH GRADE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW

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PITTSBURGH LANGLEY 2ND RUNNER UP 2014-2015 8TH GRADE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW

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PITTSBURGH ARSENAL 2ND RUNNER UP 2014-2015 8TH GRADE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW

Four 5th Grade Teams Move on to the finals for Dancing Classrooms

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

Sister Thea Bowman 5th grade Fall 2014-15 Gold

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Pittsburgh Dilworth 5th grade Fall 2014-15 Gold

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Pittsburgh West Liberty 5th grade Fall 2014-15 Gold

Pittsburgh Phillips5th grade Fall 2014-15 Gold

Pittsburgh Phillips5th grade Fall 2014-15 Gold

The Countdown Begins!

Today we had our first culminating event of 2014-2015!  Ms. Jennifer Milligan did an incredible job with her students.  Here are a few pics from Pittsburgh Phillips.  Watch for more!

'tis the season-parents filming their young ladies and gentleman!

’tis the season-parents filming their young ladies and gentleman!

 

Pittsburgh Phillips students

Pittsburgh Phillips students

 

Corte!!!!!!

Corte!!!!!!

 

Ms. Sigal shows her students how to do the merengue!

Ms. Sigal shows her students how to do the merengue!

 

Pittsburgh Phillips

Pittsburgh Phillips

DCPGH Dances for Global Peace Building Foundation Fundraiser

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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!

2014 5th grade Finals video is here

 

Here is the video from the finals…..enjoy