Shaw Avenue Fifth Graders Dance Into First

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Twelve fifth graders from Shaw Avenue Elementary School recently took home the gold for the second consecutive year at the Dancing Classrooms of Long Island’s Nassau Spring Colors of the Rainbow Team Match. Shaw Avenue was among seven elementary schools that competed in the competition which took place in Levittown. The students received a large gold trophy and individual medallions for their achievement.

Students who took part in the ten-week, 20 lesson residency program during the winter of the 2018-2019 school year were invited to put their dancing skills to test during the event which was a community celebration of the students’ accomplishments. Each school was represented with a color as students danced with partners and were judged on dances such as the Merengue, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba and more. Shaw Avenue teachers Karin Savino and Lauren Rosenthal helped the students prepare for the event.

Congratulations to the following student dancers: 

Elijah Ashby
Dillon Augustin
Rebecca Dela Paz
Madison Dixon
Josiah Falconer
Mia Ferguson
Christopher Fortunat
Jayden Garcia
Alyssa Haughton
Akinola Oluwanifemi
Katelyn Ortiz
Alana Perez