One on one,
Side by side
Hand in hand,
Swaying me and you,
On the dance floor,
So graceful indeed,
Something makes me smile,
Like a little child,
The way we move together so beautiful
Your eyes flicker in the moon light,
It seems so right,
To dance with you not another,
- - Monique, 8th grade student
Salsa is a different dance then others we learn,
It is unique because of the multiple turns.
Salsa is my favorite because we switch partners to dance,
I'm glad we change partners and not our pants.
The Salsa steps are quick, quick, slow
You shake your hips but don't go too low.
Salsa is the dance with much hips and no dips
But this Salsa doesn't need Tortilla chips.
- - Zach, 8th grade student
I put on my shoes
getting ready to dance
I walk past a mirror
and give myself a quick glance
We all look so graceful
like we're floating on air
We move across the dance floor
each of us in a pair
Thank you Miss Jo Jo
for teaching us how
now it's your turn
so please take a bow
- - Kaylee, 8th grade student
Letting go of your fears;
And learning to trust others;
Trying something new and different;
Trying new dances and working with others;
Letting go of the old me and bringing in the new me;
Dances like Foxtrot, Rumba and Merengue are my favorites;
It helps me clear my mind with all the bad things I know;
And think about the good things.
Trying to understand what is good around me.
Dancing is all around me.
- -Latasha, 5th grader student