'IT TAKES A LOT OF GUTS': Northwood students overcome hesitation, embrace Dance Day

Published: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 12:38 PM.

Getting the Cougars to embrace dancing was a challenge at first, but students quickly discovered it's fun and definitely “not a girly thing," Roser said.

For Dance Day, kids made motivational posters to encourage classmates and cheer on other classes.

“We believe in you. Never stop dancing!” read one poster held up by third-grade teacher Christina Barrett’s students.

'We were ready'

“I was smiling the entire time,” Ashton Mobley, a third-grader in Tricia Wise’s class, said after his class defeated Christina Barrett’s third-graders to win the Cougar Cup.

The moment followed a year of preparation; "we were ready," he said.

Principal Donna Goode and Dean of Students Delilah Lewis judged first, second and third-place routines from each of two performances that featured eight or nine classes. Judging categories included team participation, spirit, synchronization, respect for other teams and the audience and overall effect.

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