New York’s Dancing Classrooms has come to St. John, courtesy of Pond Bay.
With a slogan of “Teaching Children to Take a Bow,” Pierre Dulaine kicked off a 10-week dance course with a demonstration at the bandstand in Cruz Bay, according to the St. John Source. About 40 people were on the stage while about 100 more looked on, added the Virgin Islands Daily News.
Pond Bay’s Robert Emmett said offering this sort of program to the community is part of his desire that Pond Bay be a positive and contributing resource for the island. This is one such community project, he said. The dance class will be offered to fifth graders on St. John.
The founder of Dancing Classrooms, Dulaine told the Daily News, "As well as learning the steps, they will really learning to be ladies and gentlemen. Dancing is all about making friends."
- Virgin Islands Daily News story: http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/index.pl/article_home?id=17639264
- St. John Source story: http://stjohnsource.com/content/news/local-news/2009/09/10/dancing-classroom-gets-under-way