I know a lot of references for my title, but they are not what I’m referring to in this blog. This week is the week of our school’s big dance program entitled this year as “Broadway on 2nd St.” As the title suggests, we are doing a Broadway musicals theme and everyone is getting involved. The night will go something like this:

School ends and busses leave our parking lot about 4:20. Set up for the event starts including food truck staging, sound system checks, parking cones put up around the perimeter so people know where they can set up their lawn chairs and blankets for seating, people start claiming their seats all within about 30 minutes of the busses leaving.

We then settle in for the actual dinner and social time before the program, but once the program starts you have to hold on tight and pay attention. The students will sit with their families while not performing. Our teachers will dance first this year to start the program. This is a tradition that hasn’t been done for a couple of years, but we couldn’t resist. Then each grade level will perform 2 dances; 1 PE and 1 music. To finish the night, everyone participates in a community “dance” that involves parents and children alike. Once this is done, everyone says their good nights, packs up, and goes home while myself, my partner, and our PE alter egos take everything down and put it away for the night.

Now you’re probably wondering, “But Mrs. Fusilier! With such a broad topic as Broadway musicals, how and what did you choose to use for your performance?”Well, wait no longer because here is the list:

Teacher Dance: Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast

Kindergarten: All Star from Shrek (music) and Olly the Octopus (PE)

1st Grade: Step in Time from Mary Poppins (music) and Oompa Loompa from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (PE)

2nd Grade: Sunday Clothes from Hello Dolly (music) and Singing in the Rain (PE)

3rd Grade: Seize the Day from Newsies (music) and There’s No Business Like Show Business (PE)

4th Grade: Trashing the Camp from Tarzan (music) and Footloose (PE)

5th Grade: Hard Knock Life from Annie Jr (music) and Hand Jive from Grease (PE)

Community “Dance”: So Long, Farewell from Sound of Music

If you happen to be interested in these dance, please just email me, musicteacherfusilier@gmail.com, and I will gladly share those with you. And please remember to keep dancing like no one is watching!

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