Let’s dance: a new semester of Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh is in full swing

Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh logoNow that the fall 2011 semester is a wrap, the winter/spring 2012 session of Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh is under way.  This semester, 10 schools will train to vie for four spots in the Colors of the Rainbow semi-final team match in May. Continue reading

The start of something big

In your travels around the City of Pittsburgh over the next two weeks, don’t be surprised if you spot a billboard — or two, or three — promoting Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh Colors of the Rainbow finals.

The young lady and gentleman featured in the public service announcement, Faith Hubert and Nature Askew of  Pittsburgh Allegheny K-5, were beautifully captured  by photographer Archie Carpenter as they performed at the Colors of the Rainbow semi-finals last December. This talented pair of dancers helped to lead their team to the finals, so look for them on stage on May 21. Continue reading

Four elementary schools take top honors in Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh Colors of the Rainbow, advance to finals

A jubilant "red team," Pittsburgh Dilworth, celebrates advancing to the finals of Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh ballroom competition (©2011 Archie Carpenter)

Today, teams of fifth graders from four Pittsburgh Public Schools — Pittsburgh Carmalt PreK-8, Pittsburgh Dilworth PreK-5, Pittsburgh Linden K-5 and Pittsburgh Whittier K-5 — took top honors in the Colors of the Rainbow semi-finals for the winter/spring 2011 semester of Mercy Behavioral Health’s Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh.

For their stellar performances, those four teams earned gold medals — and more importantly — guaranteed  spots for their respective schools in 2010-2011 finals on May 21, 2011. Continue reading

Pittsburgh students compete in Colors of the Rainbow, four schools advance to finals

Fifth-graders from four Pittsburgh elementary schools — Pittsburgh Allegheny K-5, Pittsburgh Phillips K-5, Pittsburgh Sunnyside K-8 and Pittsburgh West Liberty K-5 — took home gold medals in the Colors of the Rainbow semi-finals, capping off the fall 2010 season of Mercy Behavioral Health’s Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh. Continue reading