Stu­dents en­joy Valen­tine’s at East­side school dance

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - By Sean Wil­liams swilliams1­[email protected]­

Cupid had an ar­row for every­one at the East­side Ele­men­tary School Valen­tine’s Dance, and whether run­ning around the gym or show­ing off their best moves, the stu­dents stayed mov­ing all evening long. Pop­u­lar, kid-friendly tunes from PSY, Meghan Trainor, Baha Men, and many more artists set the stage as the at­ten­dees min­gled, and var­i­ous dance games made sure there was some­thing for every­one to do.

It wouldn’t be a party with­out food, and var­i­ous con­ces­sions made sure stu­dents had their fill of pizza and soft drinks dur­ing the two-hour event. While many were present just to eat or spend time with friends, stu­dents walk­ing around with roses in­di­cated at least some at­ten­dees were cel­e­brat­ing ro­man­ti­cally, too.

Other stu­dents could be seen ca­su­ally con­vers­ing in the cor­ner or play­ing on their phones, but re­gard­less of how they chose to en­joy the event, the Fe­bru­ary 15 dance gave the stu­dents a chance to show some love for their fel­low class­mates by spend­ing time with each other.

While Valen­tine’s Day has al­ways had a fo­cus on ro­man­tic part­ners, there’s noth­ing like a group of chil­dren choos­ing to spend their Fri­day evening do­ing Fort­nite dances to­gether to show that the hol­i­day cel­e­brates friend­ships and fa­mil­ial bonds just as much.

Those in­ter­ested in fur­ther East­side events can check out Su­per­hero Night on March 1 be­gin­ning at 6 p.m.

/ Sean Wil­liams

Dances of all kinds gath­ered third through fifth graders to­gether at the Valen­tine’s Day dance on Feb. 15.

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