Dancing Into the New Year

Birchwood 3rd-graders spent 8 sessions learning different dance moves and choreography from instructors at Circle of Dance. thumbnail143981
Birchwood 3rd-graders spent 8 sessions learning different dance moves and choreography from instructors at Circle of Dance.
Each group of students performed unique routines for their families and classmates to see. thumbnail143982
Each group of students performed unique routines for their families and classmates to see.
It was so much fun practicing and showing off their new moves! thumbnail143983
It was so much fun practicing and showing off their new moves!
Students practiced patience and celebrated positivity as they worked hard each week to learn their steps.  thumbnail143984
Students practiced patience and celebrated positivity as they worked hard each week to learn their steps.

Birchwood third-graders were lucky to participate in a dance program recently through a wonderful partnership with the Circle of Dance Company. Students in the December performance practiced with Jenn, one of the program’s amazing instructors, for 8 sessions in advance to work with students on their choreographed routines. Students in the January performance brought the fun into the new year after practicing their dances with talented program instructor Dominique. Parents were invited to come enjoy the lively performances that each group put on. Color coordinated with smiles on their faces, it was a proud sight to see the third-graders memorize their moves with such style and excitement. “We are thrilled to bring Circle of Dance in and we’re very excited to be able to bring this opportunity to our students,” shared Birchwood Principal Mr. Ciccarelli. “All of our third grade classes performed and did an outstanding job!”

Thank you to the Circle of Dance Company for providing our third-grade students with unique dance instruction! A special thank you to District Arts Facilitator Jackie Tartaro for bringing this opportunity to our students at Birchwood.

First Session Photo Gallery

Second Session Photo Gallery