At Roberto Clemente Community Academy, we are advocates of being physically fit and learning activities that can be done for a life-span. Dancing is a great activity to pursue at almost any age and provides you with cardiovascular endurance – not to mention some fun!
Our freshmen have just completed a 2-week dance unit which involved a combination of line, folk, and traditional dancing. Students learned a variety of dances, from the Wobble line dance to “Tinikling”, a traditional dance from the Philippines.
For an end-of-unit project, students had to create their own choreography to a dance which is based on either a traditional, folk, modern, or line dance, and perform it in front of their peers. Students had a blast completing this project and developed creative thinking skills as well as learning the value of discipline, commitment and work ethic. Self-confidence also developed as students overcame challenges to master new goals, learning to apply themselves and accomplish a task put before them.