You have seen the 5th graders-now here come the 8th graders! We couldn’t be prouder of them. Photos by Archie Carpenter and our Prevention staff. We have also dedicated this video in honor of a young man who worked so hard throughout the entire Dancing Classrooms residency-Juaun K., an 8th grader from Pittsburgh Langley, had made such tremendous progress – completely impressing Miss Gena and the staff. A couple of days before the finals, though, he had to have his appendix removed. We felt it important to do something special for this young man. If you could please share the video with at least 5 people, we think it would be a fantastic way to show him that he is a champion.
Just to prove how tough the competition was this past Saturday-check out our video. Filled with pictures by Archie Carpenter and a few by our own PMHS Prevention staff members. Archie always captures the essence of Dancing Classrooms. And there is nothing more that we enjoy than sharing the love with you. If this doesn’t encourage you to come see the talent on Saturday May 11th, 10am Pittsburgh Allderdice High School.
It was a beautiful sunny day. The young ladies and gentleman were elegant and filled with smiles. And the occasional set of butterflies. After 20 lessons, it came down to today. Who was the most proficient at the Merengue? Who was the smoothest when it came to the Foxtrot Who brought the bling in their Rumba? Which team Tango-ed into the judges hearts? Which team showed how to shake what their mamas gave them in the Swing? Sure there were four teams that will be moving on to the finals next week. I’ll get to that in a minute. But, as Mr Terry Sweeney says, lets show the love to the whole group. We had eight amazing schools out there today. They all looked fabulous. Smiles, bow ties, dresses, cummerbunds. and even more smiles. We are ail proud of what they have done. They started with pancakes-a simple way to get into dance frame, and now they have traveled the world of dance. They have become ladies and gentleman. Just take a look…..
and congratulations to our four teams who will be advancing to the finals next week:
Pittsburgh Miller, Pittsburgh Colfax Pittsburgh Linden, and Pittsburgh Phillips
watch for more pictures and other updates all week long. See you at Allderdice on May 11th 10am for the 5th grade finals!!!!!
As we approach our upcoming Semi-finals and Colors of the Rainbow Team Finals, we received this in the mail today…Just being nominated was an honor unto itself. The letter we received from the CEO of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, said, “To be nominated for this prestigious award is truly an honor. Congratulations to everyone at your organization and thank you for the service to God’s people through the church’s health ministry.”
A special thanks to our team-Rozana and Terry Sweeney, Ashley Douglas, Jennifer Milligan, and Gena Melago. They have truly taken the lead and have helped to transform these young ladies and gentlemen’s lives, one step at a time!
Here’s our video from Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh’s Colors of the Rainbow semifinal team match held December 15, 2012. Be sure to watch in HD and turn it up! Please let us know what you think — here and on YouTube — and share the link with your friends.
Happy Holidays from all of us at Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh.
Check back before Christmas for a video from Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh’s Colors of the Rainbow semifinal team match. The photographs in the slide show we posted on Tuesday are only a small sample of the hundreds we took on Saturday. We caught the action behind-the-scenes, on stage, and even in the audience.
Once we post the video to YouTube, we encourage you to give us a “thumbs up,” comment, and share it with your friends.
We’ve got a feeling. . . you’ll want to see this.