Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sports Festival (Dances)

Interspersed between the different games during the day were dances. These were particularly impressive to me. I was proud of all of them, they all were part of something that was so amazing that I just had to take time to marvel in how magical they were. 

There were three dances.

A pop dance done by the 1st and 2nd graders.
It was outstandingly cute. 250 six and seven year olds all doing a pseudo thug style dance is something you can't miss. They all wore huge T-Shirts, and made their best cool guy faces. 

A traditional style dance called the Takeda was done by the 3rd and 4th graders.
They had clappers that snapped, which made the dance much more sensational. Their energy and enthusiasm were palpable. 

The 5th and 6th graders did a dance that brought tears to many people's eyes. It was done to gentle music, and was done as a series of poses. Although I did not get video of this dance, I did get pictures, which capture the essence of the dance. I cannot express how hard the students have worked, and how incredible their final product was. All the teachers were proud of the students, all the parents were proud, all the attending members of the community were proud, it was magical to be part of the audience.

1 comment:

  1. What a nice backdrop for the school - the mountains must remind you of Boulder. Also, I noticed all the covered umbrella areas for the guests - nice touch. It is a great field for an elementary school.
    The performances reminded me a bit of Fairview Marching Band! Love, Mom.


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