SEMIFINALS SUCCESS!!!!!!!

It was a great Saturday at Pittsburgh Allderdice as our nine semifinal teams battled it out.  Close as always….Here are the results.  Gold teams adavnce to the finals Saturday May 2nd, 10am  Pittsburgh Allderdice High School!

#DancingClassrooms Pittsburgh!!!!!

All photos by the one and only Archie Carpenter

GOLD TEAMS

GOLD-BANKSVILLE
Pittsburgh Banksville
Pittsburgh Colfax
Pittsburgh Colfax
Pittsburgh Lincoln
Pittsburgh Lincoln
Pittsburgh Linden
Pittsburgh Linden
Urban League Charter School
Urban League Charter School

SILVER TEAMS

Pittsburgh Brookline
Pittsburgh Brookline
Pittsburgh Carmalt
Pittsburgh Carmalt
Pittsburgh COncord
Pittsburgh Concord

Environmental Charter School at Frick Park
Environmental Charter School at Frick Park

Pittsburgh Mercy Health System Online Auction opening on Saturday, June 1 !!!!!!

Broadway……PNC Park……..Dance Lessons……..Walnut Grill……….Evgenyi Malkin……Arnold Palmer………..Washington Wild Things………..     Just a few of the names attached to our online auction!  Starting on June 1, 2013, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System will be auctioning a number of fun and unique items to benefit Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh. Bid from Pittsburgh or wherever you may live!  Looking for an unusual graduation or wedding gift for someone and a great bargain for yourself? Then you won’t want to miss the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System Online Auction opening on Saturday, June 1 at 9 a.m. and ending Sunday, June 16 at 9 p.m. Place your bids on Pittsburgh Pirates Luxury Suite for 15, or Pittsburgh Pirates Lexus Club tickets for the baseball fan in your life, a $100 Pampered Chef gift certificate for the bride, or passes to the Carnegie Science Center to keep the kids busy this summer. Take in a Broadway show-NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, along with a backstage tour!  Relax while watching a Washington Wild Things baseball game or take out-of-town visitors to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. For those who enjoy the greens, place a bid on 18 holes at Glengarry Golf Links located in the beautiful rolling hills of Latrobe, PA or an autographed copy of “Arnold Palmer: Memories, Stories and Memorabilia.”  Or maybe you are a big hockey fan and would like a Evgenyi Malkin autographed picture, or even a Matt Niskanen autographed jersey.   It is easy to register and place your bids, so bid early and often. Know that every bid gets us closer to our goal. To register go to http://biddingforgood.com/pmhsauction. If you have an auction item you would like to donate or any questions, please contact Lorry Perkins at 724.934.3538 or lperkins@mercy.pmhs.org.

Meet Gena Melago, our newest teaching artist

Gena Melago, teaching artist for Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh, at the January 7, 2012 Colors of the Rainbow team match (©2012 Archie Carpenter)

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Gena Melago to the Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh team of teaching artists.

Ms. Gena has been dancing since she was five years old. At a young age, she focused on ballet and jazz. While attending Moon High School, she fell in love with Latin dance. Continue reading

Dancing Classrooms life lesson: respect

trust and create
Denise Carbonell via Flickr

By Kimberly Flaherty

“R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Find out what it means to me.”  ~ Aretha Franklin

Respect.

We know it when we see it.

When we respect ourselves and others, it shows… in our attitude,  in our words, and in our behavior. We may smile a little more. Others may notice us walking a bit taller. Continue reading