Dancing the day away: Cooleemee students enjoy time away from class

Published 12:06 pm Thursday, March 2, 2023

By KC Smith

Cooleemee Correspondent

Cooleemee School had a Valentines Dance in the gymnasium after school and it’s fair to say everyone had a totally uninhibited grand ole time.

When kids go home with wet hair, you know there was lots of fun and dancing.

For the girls, dancing involved laughter, dancing alone, dancing with friends, holding hands while dancing in a circle, posing in front of a Valentine backdrop, and didn’t stop until it was time to go home.

Boys were a different story.  Don’t get me wrong, they had a blast too, just being boys. They liked to run a lot.

They were smiling when running and were having a good time, but sometimes principal Angela Burgess stopped the music to halt running so no one would get hurt. Some girls ran around, too.

There were a group of boys that did dance together and had some unique moves. They were happy to get their picture made.

Two boys actually came up and wanted me to watch what they could do which was squatting, kicking their feet out while down then standing up. I was impressed.

Not all of the kids were on the floor. Some chose to sit on the bleachers, sang along with the songs and some danced on the bleachers.

Pizza was served and they got to purchase candy.

All in all they all had smiles beaming from ear to ear and seemed to not have a care in the world.