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Today I attended the 41st Annual Children’s Folk Dance Festival, sponsored by the Indiana Music Educators Association.

Day of Dancing

Children from 18 elementary schools learned folk dances from all over the world and performed them in unison at the North Central High School gymnasium.

About 400 children came to dance, each wearing a colorful t-shirt designed back at school to wear on this day.

At 2:00 on a Saturday afternoon, the high school gym became a ballroom. The students showed off the skills they had practiced all year. They turned, twirled and stomped their way through twelve folk dances.

Parents applauded and cameras clicked. Students stepped lively to beautiful music from Poland, Italy, Russia, Israel, South Africa, Bolivia, Mexico, China, the United States, and Scotland.

What a great opportunity – to learn about a culture by understanding its way of dancing!

Bravo to Michael McBride, festival coordinator, and Marie Lawlor, dance coordinator. It was a wonderful day!



This ship is called the USS New York. The ship was built with steel from the towers of the World Trade Center.
Many people celebrated on November 7, 2009 as the ship was commissioned into service for the United States Navy.
The sailors on the USS New York will live and work on the ship. The ship will travel around the world.

Can you find the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean on the map?

Would you like to live on a ship for a few months? Would you like to be a sailor on the USS New York? What would it be like to be a sailor in the United States Navy? What do you think? Send me your ideas! I would love to read them!