The elementary school my children have attended has traditionally had a Dance Festival each year in late May or early June. I have attended a Dance Festival every year for the past 18 years...and today I attended my last one. I have four boys and this little celebration was my only chance to see them actually dance! My daughter, being a Girlie Girl, has always enjoyed dancing, but my boys, being sort of stereotypical boys...not so much. It is quite cute. Year after year, each grade has performed their own particular dance and I have enjoyed it so much. Maybe I will be all creepy and continue stopping by each year for the Dance Festival. haha! Well, probably not.
Here is how it goes:
Kindergarten: Mexican Hat Dance / Macarena
First Grade: Scottish Jig Dance
Second Grade: River Dance
Third Grade: Sock Hop 50's style Dance
Fourth Grade: Square Dance
Fifth Grade: Line Dances (Boot Scoot Boogie & Electric Slide)
For the grand finale everyone gets up and does the Chicken Dance together.
Here is a picture of Handsome Lad right after he finished his dance. I didn't get a good shot of him actually dancing, as he was very much in the middle of the pack and he's not particualarly tall. I could barely see him, let alone photograph him clearly. Still, he was cute, of course :-)
Here is a bonus picture. It isn't Handsome Lad, although there is a resemblence. This little boy is in fourth grade, he has a twin, and he and his brother are on a popular evening soap about housewives who are desperate. Recognize him?
I have no idea which twin he is - haha! They seem to be very nice boys, though, and have gone to this school since they were in Kindergarten. I just think it is kind of cool that their parents keep them in public school.
And now I have immortalized my last Dance Festival. You can turn the music back up.