Swing Dance

Hart's 7th- and 8th-graders are encouraged to sign up with their P.E. teachers to take part in this year's swing dance competition.

Swing dance is a popular tradition at Hart that dates back to when the school first opened in 2000. While all students learn how to swing dance in P.E., the most enthusiastic dancers take it a step further by signing up for the annual competition.

Practice starts Monday, Sept. 28 with practices held three times a week during lunch. The competition starts Oct. 12 with elimination rounds, also during lunch, and the final competition will be Oct. 23 at 1:30 p.m. in the gym. A donation of $5 per person or $20 per family may be made at the event to help cover expenses.
 
Swing dancers from previous years who no longer need their skirts may donate them for this year's dancers. Please leave donated skirts in P.E. teacher Katelyn LaRussa's box in the front office.
 
Home ec teacher Lori Faust will help any student who would like to make her own swing dance skirt. Students can work on their skirts in the home ec class during sixth-period lunch and after school Mondays, Thursdays and Friday by appointment only. Please email lfaust@pleasantonusd.net to schedule an appointment.
 
Patterns will be supplied, but students must by their own fabric and notions.
 
Supplies needed:
  • Cotton fabric or poly satin -- 4 yards for 45-inch-wide fabric or 3 years for 60-inch-wide fabric. Felt and knits will not work.
  • 5/8 elastic for waist
  • Trim -- 6 yards for bottom hem of skirt (optional)