Monday, May 2, 2016

Students Attend Prom For Class Final

By Sarah Hendrix

Ballroom dancing has been around for a while and is all around the world. This past semester Dr. Hardwicke taught a ballroom dancing class on Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 until 3:50. This class was held once a week in the gym, but people outside the class were always welcome to attend the class whenever they wanted too. Dr. Hardwicke had Michael Rucinski helped teach the class with her as his internship, but this was a great person to have teach along side of her because he is a really good dancer. The class learned a number of dances that they had to perform on the last day of class as their final.

The final for the ballroom dancing class was a prom, A Step Back In Time, at the end of the semester on the last day of class, which was Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The dress code for the students was to dress like you were going to prom, so whatever someone would have wore to the
prom. Each student was allowed to bring a date, they could be in the class or they could be someone else they wanted to bring. Each dance was danced at the prom and everyone had to dance to each song to be able to get their grade on their final. The students had learned a total of nine ballroom dances over the course of the semester, while also learning some line dancing, contra dancing, and a barnyard dance for a little fun and change in pace. Also, there were some “free” dance songs that were played like, the “Cha Cha Slide” and the “Wobble” just to have some extra fun at the prom. All of the students looked very elegant at prom and seemed to enjoy themselves, while showcasing for the class and spectators what they had learned in the ballroom dancing class.

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