Nine elementary schools set to compete in tomorrow’s Colors of the Rainbow semi-finals

gold medalsTomorrow ‘s the big day for 108 newly trained ballroom dancers.

Six couples from nine Pittsburgh elementary schools will compete to decide which four teams will advance to next round of competition in Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh’s 2011-12 Colors of the Rainbow.

It all begins at 10 a.m. on Jan. 7 in the auditorium at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School. This colorful, entertaining,  and energetic event is free and open to the public. We invite you to come by and support your favorite school.

The students were selected to represent their schools from 400 fifth graders who took part in the fall semester of Mercy Behavioral Health‘s in-school program, Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh.

During the competition, they will perform the Merengue, Rumba, Foxtrot, Tango, and Swing in front of a panel of three judges.

Here’s the complete lineup of dancers who will show what they’ve learned in their 20 lessons:

Pittsburgh Lincoln K-5 (Yellow)
Principal: Ms. Deonne Arrington

Ladies: Diamond Moss, Makayla Jones, Messiah Anderson, December Correll, Syriah Hill, Joel’Lisa White
Gentlemen: Derrick Wade, Adrian (A.J) Carter, Tyreek Taylor, Darren Carter, Nicholas Grinage, William Ford

Pittsburgh Miller PreK-5 (Green)
Principal: Dr. Margaret J. Starkes-Ross

Ladies: Milan Grayson, Acia Addison, Yanea Rice, Jasmine Johnson, Ronica Spencer, Mya Young
Gentlemen: Clarence Green, Jory Strothers, Terrance Berry, Jymoni Bibbins, Raymar Cohen, Tyree Jackson

Pittsburgh Montessori PreK-8 (Orange)
Principal: Ms. Cynthia Wallace

Ladies: Laysha Harmon, Erica Davis, Erica Worsham, Sydney Martin, Laniya Lipscomb, Kayiera Sirmons
Gentlemen: Michael Butler, Alex Randall, Aiden Annegarn, Patrick Caroff, Nathaniel Kennedy, Gibran Biswas

Pittsburgh Spring Hill K-5 (Blue)
Principal: Mr. Todd Van Horn

Ladies: Kaelie McCloskey, Sydnie Gandy, Ajaya Kimble, Lidia Pietrusza, Kyla Parker, Shuniece Craig
Gentlemen: Morocco Bey, Jonathan, Lilly Tyler, Csurilla Jacquese, Early Christopher Spudich Jr., Sean Upshur

Pittsburgh Sunnyside K-8 (Indigo)
Principal: Ms. Laura Dadey

Ladies: Cautia Brewer, Gabriella Henderson, Sabrina Thompson, Shanel Tyler, Madison Suk, Erin Currie
Gentlemen: Terrell Childs, Daeshon Butler, Jaison England, Jermaine Jackson Steven Fielder, Tashown Taylor

Pittsburgh Weil PreK-5 (Purple)
Principal: Ms. Holly Ballard

Ladies: April Terrel, Latanya Dumas, Kamrym Delouvpre, London Lewis, Demetria Hanner, Dajaneque Greenhill
Gentlemen: William Battle, Derrel Key, MicahLatimer, Daemon Choat, Raymar Johnson, Raishaun Dumas

Pittsburgh West Liberty K-5 (Red)
Principal: Ms. Kathy Moran

Ladies: Savanah Brooks,  Lexie Nelson, Nyla Whitely, Brianna Waleko, Taylor Blake, Alyssa Reep
Gentlemen: Xavion Rainey, Troy Neely, Bobby Bradley, Tyler Divens, Evan Pack, Sean Ignasky

Sister Thea Bowman PreK-8 (Magenta)
Principal: Mrs. Rita Canton

Ladies: Kyree Wright, Laila Donald, Laela Lumsden, Teya Davis, Breona Pippens, Niza Harris
Gentlemen: Cameron Smith, Rodkeem Byrd, Darnell Bouie, Qiydar Muqtadir, Isaiah Clark, Corde Davis

St. Benedict the Moor School K-8 (Emerald)
Principal: Ms. Joelynn Parham

Ladies: Ieshia Irish, Kaila Cespedes, Modupe Whesu, Courtney Starkey, Mya Grimes, Ariana Scott
Gentlemen: Shabazz Anderson, Robert Settles-Smith, Clifford Pinno IV, Keimon Dupree, Jozef Bozeman, Dion Smith

Good luck to all dancers from everyone at Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh and Mercy Behavioral Health.

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