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!
100 posts. Sounds like a line from a fencing company. But it is a big deal to us at dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh.
A few months ago, we received a request to make a presentation at a conference being held here in Pittsburgh. The 8th Annual Pittsburgh Conference on Child Maltreatment, presented by the Child Advocacy Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. They recognized the value of what we offer these young ladies and gentleman and wanted to afford us the opportunity to share this with other professionals. Oh yeah, and they wanted us to have the kids come and perform! So we did. We had students representing Pittsburgh Langley, Pittsburgh Concord, Pittsburgh Lincoln, Pittsburgh Sunnyside, Pittsburgh Weil, and Pittsburgh Montessori. Pittsburgh Langley sent some of their 5th graders, and some of their 8th Graders. Our teaching artist, Miss Ashley Douglas was on hand to run the show for more than 250 conference attendees on Thursday April 25. WPXI tv was also on hand and they filmed a little bit and aired it at the 530PM news. Take a look at how our ladies and gentleman did…
So the 5th graders and the 8th graders totally wowed the audience. They were elegant, they were respectful, they were just plain awesome. They made us and their schools proud.
So the next day, we made a presentation about the program. In what might have been one of the greatest “aha!” moments, the looks on the faces of the participants in our presentation when we told them to go to the back of the room and form a circle. Yes! We did a sample first lesson.
Miss Gena Melago rounded them up and began to teach. Mr. Pierre Dulaine would have been proud. We went from red light to green light to pancakes to burnt pancakes to crispy chicken wings. It was great. A lot of laughter and joy. A lot of smiles. A lot of fun. A lot of people wanting to come and see the upcoming events! Take a look at how much fun they had….
All in all, it was 2 really great days for Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh. Special thanks to Rob Wittman and Jamie Mesar from Children’s Hospital. We are already looking forward to having the kids come and perform next year!
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Saturday, May 5 is the big day for 96 newly trained ballroom dancers from eight Pittsburgh elementary schools.
At the Colors of the Rainbow semi-final team match, fifth graders from seven Pittsburgh Public Schools and one Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh school will dance the Merengue, Rumba, Foxtrot, Tango, and Swing in front of a panel of judges.
Based on their performances, four of the eight teams will advance to the final round of competition for Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh’s 2011-12 school year. Continue reading →
This morning, Pittsburgh Concord K-5 welcomed Dave Crawley, reporter for KDKA-TV News, to their culminating event. Mr. Crawley videotaped the young ladies and gentlemen as they performed for their parents, teachers, and classmates in preparation for the May 5 Colors of the Rainbow semi-final team match.
Fifth graders Shreya Khanai, Ashlyn Wilkes, John Collie-Paylor, Kahlyla Washington, and Daniel Antantis shared their thoughts about Dancing Classrooms for tonight’s “KD Country” report. Continue reading →