May 14, 2012
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Hundreds of Halton District School Board students recently danced like no one was watching during the annual Florescence event.
On April 29, a total of 12 elementary and high schools, representing about 250 students from Grades 6-12, participated in the 8th annual event. Florescence is held to celebrate International Dance Day, which is a worldwide event celebrating the importance of dance held on April 29.
Students took part in workshops taught by Board staff members and Greater Toronto Area instructors. Workshops included modern, contemporary, Irish, Zumba, musical theatre, tribal cardio and native, taught by visiting performers from Tribal Vision, and creative movement.
“We were very pleased with the turnout,” says Melanie Markin, teacher from John William Boich Public School. “It was a great event with lots of energy and enthusiasm, and an amazing culminating 20-minute dance piece at the end of the day. It was very inspiring.”