Colors of the Rainbow Results-May 6, 2017

Congratulations to all of the teams!  They looked great!  They danced great!  Everyone was a winner!!!

BRONZE MEDALISTS

Bronze-Faison
PITTSBURGH FAISON
Bronze-Montessori
PITTSBURGH MONTESSORI
Bronze-Roosevelt
PITTSBURGH ROOSEVELT
Bronze-St Benedict
ST. BENEDICT THE MOOR
Bronze-Sunnyside
PITTSBURGH SUNNYSIDE

OUR SILVER MEDALISTS

Silver-Thea Bowman
SISTER THEA BOWMAN ACADEMY
Silver-Brookline
PITTSBURGH BROOKLINE
Silver-Banksville
PITTSBURGH BANKSVILLE

2017 GRAND CHAMPION

GOLD MEDALIST

PITTSBURGH WESTWOOD GOLD
PITTSBURGH WESTWOOD

 

Proud To Be From Pittsburgh

Many thanks to Peggy Finnegan from WPXI-TV for this wonderful piece with our friends at Sister Thea Bowman Academy.  A video is worth 1,000,000 words!

click here:  Proud To Be From Pittsburgh

Turn Back the Clock Tuesday!

Turn Back the Clock Tuesday?  Well, we all can’t be perfect….and I let it go on for too long.  What, you ask, did I forget?  The 5th grade Colors of the Rainbow Semi-Finals video!  Special shout out to Archie Carpenter for the wonderful photos!

2014-15 8th Grade Grand Champion from Colors of the Rainbow is……

Congratulations to our 2014-2015 8th Grade Colors of the Rainbow Grand Champion……….

2014-15 8th Grade Dancing Classrooms Colors of the Rainbow Grand Champion
2014-15 8th Grade Dancing Classrooms Colors of the Rainbow Grand Champions

Congratulations to Principal Canton and their team!!!!!  Job well done!!!!

Colors of the Rainbow Fall 2013 Video

Lights Camera Action!!!    Special thanks to Archie Carpenter for his incredible eye!

Inaugural 8th Grade Colors of the Rainbow Video!

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.

St. Benedict the Moor’s 5th and 8th graders strut their stuff for their schoolmates and families

It was an exciting day in the Hill District    Today was the culminating event for St. Benedict the Moor’s 5th and 8th grade Dancing Classrooms participants.  St. Benedict began Dancing Classrooms in the winter of 2010.  They along with three other schools that were part of the Extra Mile Foundation-St. Agnes, who merged with St  Benedict for the start of the 2011-2012 school year; Holy Rosary School in Homewood and St. James School in Wilkinsburg-the latter two merged to become Sister Thea Bowman Academy in the fall of 2011-12, as well.

This year was also special because the 8th graders had had the program in the 5th grade. When teaching artist, Ms. Rozana Sweeney asked the audience, “How many of you have had Dancing Classrooms wither this year or previously,” almost half of the students in the auditorium raised their hands!  For us at Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh, it was an exciting moment.  Almost as exciting as watching the students themselves!  Speaking of which, lets take a look at some pictures of the three classrooms in action!

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8th graders showing their best corte!
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8th graders showing the swing!
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Everybody dance!!!!!!!
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8th graders showing their best Merengue!
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now 5th graders show the Merengue!
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5th grade foxtrot.
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You know it’s the rumba (can you hear me rolling my “r” when I say that??) when the ladies are showing their bling!