HAVING A GOOD TIME—Teams of fifth-graders dancing several different dances, from old to new. (Photos by J.L. Martello)
Nine teams of fifth-grade students representing Pittsburgh Public Schools competed in the Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh Colors of the Rainbow Semi-Final Team Match, a local ballroom dance competition. Students from Pittsburgh Banksville K-5, Pittsburgh Brookline PreK-8, Pittsburgh Colfax K-8, Pittsburgh Concord K-5, Pittsburgh Linden K-5, Pittsburgh Phillips K-5, Pittsburgh Spring Hill K-5, Pittsburgh Sunnyside PreK-8 and Pittsburgh Weil PreK-5 trained in ballroom dance for 10 weeks and performed the Merengue, Foxtrot, Rumba, Tango and Swing in front of an enthusiastic panel of judges, family and friends.
Five of the teams that competed May 10 advanced to the Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh Colors of the Rainbow Final Team Matches on Saturday, May 17, where they competed against the gold medal winners from the fall 2013 semester.