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VIDEO: Students, parents in tune at Jordan barn dance

 

In late March, Jordan Middle School hosted a barn dance for students and parents following "folk dance week."

The week-long series of dances was led by Evo Bluestein as part of his folk-dance residency, which teaches middle-schoolers about community building. The event was the first of its kind for the school.

Video by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online.

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Posted by BarnDancer
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 6, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Great fun! I have fond memories of barn dances in the UK. I think we spent most of the time laughing, in stitches watching each other try to follow the dance steps.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 7, 2011 at 2:44 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Beautiful!


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Posted by Evo Bluestein
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 7, 2011 at 9:01 am

Had a great time teaching dance at jordan Middle School and it was a fun community dance. We get to do it again next fall. Nice job on the video.--Evo Bluestein, Web Link


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Posted by family events
a resident of Green Acres
on Apr 7, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Hey, how come the rest of us weren't invited??? Looks like fun! (Why wait til next year?)


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Posted by Parent
a resident of Jordan Middle School
on Apr 7, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Thank you to the music teacher who pushed for this to come to Jordan (sorry, don't know name). It was a great learning experience for the students. When else would one learn folk dancing?


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