Essex dancer Christos Serdenes is one half of the championship dancing duo.
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Students there participated in a week-long program.
Fifth graders at Chase Elementary School expanded their musical horizons this week. Chase is one of 40 county elementary schools where fifth grade students spend a week learning ballroom dancing. Suzie Henneman, a retired Baltimore County teacher, shuttled to other schools she worked with this week on Friday, including Oliver Beach Elementary. Seven schools in all did ballroom dancing this week. Students demonstrated dances for parents including the merengue, swing and tango. At the end, Henneman invited parents to join in and dance with their children. If you're a Chase or Oliver Beach parent or teacher with photos or videos to share, click the upload button on this page. Clarification: Henneman taught the ballroom dancing program at …
Monday, February 6, 2012
The school was one of 26 in Baltimore County to host a week-long ballroom dancing unit for fifth-graders.
Follow Essex-Middle River Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Gabe Bohns wasn’t sure what to expect when he was told he would be participating in a week-long unit on ballroom dancing. For the Oliver Beach Elementary School fifth-grader, dancing the tango, swing, cha-cha and merengue was awkward enough. Then add that the boys would be dancing with girls, and a whole different set of nerves set in for Bohns and many of the other students. But to his surprise, Bohns said, learning to dance was actually fun. “I definitely didn’t think I would like it,” said Bohns, 10. “But we had a fun time with it all and learned a lot about the countries where the dances came from too.” Oliver Beach was one of 13 elementary schools in Baltimore County to start a …