Herrera Ballroom Dancers volunteered their time after school to perform at the Goodbye Party for Ms.Amavisca, a teacher who has been working with us for several years and is retiring. The students enjoyed performing for you. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to Herrera and the Phoenix Elementary School District!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
3rd and 4th grade classes have been learning an introduction to ballet. Students have learned the 5 differnt positions, demi-pliets, grand pliets, chaines, glissades, and changement de pieds. Here is a picture of the students beginning their ballet warm ups with leg stretches on the bar and practicing 5th position.
Above is a picture of the many stars of the team and the teachers leading the team. Students will be performing for the school, the City of Phoenix at El Dia de los Ninos, and the Starbound Competition. Students are also going to be soon interviewed by the district newspaper for being the first dance team at Herrera to ever go into competition! Congratulations team members!
Emily Cortez and Jose Ledezma
Were recognized by Ms. Sun
for excellence in dance.
“Emily is a Super Star student who is always respectful, does her best, and smiles during dance. What makes her stand out among other students is that she is a fearless performer, willing to be a leader with enthusiasm, even to lead the whole 3rd and 4th grade class to do a step dance piece. She is never afraid to try new moves and always has a great attitude! Emily is a wonderful dance student!”- Ms. Sun“Jose is a Super Star student who is always respectful, does his best, and always smiles during dance. Although he is a quiet student in class, he is never afraid to try new moves and always has a great attitude! I love having Jose as one of my dance students and he greatly deserves this award!”- Ms. Sun
Thursday, October 27, 2011
3rd and 4th grade students got the opportunity to see some of the Acts from Cinderella at Symphony Hall in downtown phoenix performed by the professional group, Ballet Arizona. Students got to learn inside information about the career of a ballet dancer and got to interview the ballet dancers during the field trip. Herrera students have also been learning about ballet dancing in class. Below is a picture of students learning 1st-5th ballet positions.