Love Elementary School’s gymnasium was recently filled with song, dance and plays thanks to third and fourth grade members of the Love Performing Arts Club. The new club, which was started by teacher, Christine Yocum, and school counselor, Patty Duncanson, has met once a week after school from February to May. The program gives students a creative outlet, outside the classroom, to showcase their special talents.
“I think that is a great program to get students to come out of their shell and do something they normal would not do. It builds character and confidence and it is fun!” said Mrs. Yocum.
Love Elementary School teachers, Tina Spontaneo, Becky Teresi, Roslyn Sisley-Kazelunas, Anne Eklund, Cathy South, Beth Strong, Jaclyn Haskell, Alicea Brown, each helped with a performing group including: a theatrical presentation of “The Battle of the Ballot” about Susan B. Anthony, “Slam Dunker” basketball dance and chant, a dance presentation highlighting different types of dances, and songs and dances by all the third and fourth graders involved in the program, including a patriotic vocal presentation.
In addition to the assembly for the school, the club performed their pieces in the evening for families, which was a huge success.