The celebration of National Dance Week was April 22 through May 1, 2016.

East English Village dance teacher Rosalind Leath, who is also the Michigan Delegate for National Dance Week hosted a Dance Awareness Zumba class for staff, parents, students and the community on April 28.

“The purpose of Dance Awareness week is to expose and introduce as many people as possible to the enjoyment and benefits of dance through the promotion of dance in schools,” Leath said.

Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere.

The Zumba class was taught by Leath was a huge success, as many students and staff members participated. This event was held as a fundraiser, as well as raise awareness of health and fitness for EEVPA’s staff and students. Money collected was donated to replace the lighting in our school’s auditorium, which will improve performances.

“We appreciate the opportunity to raise needed funds, while encouraging fitness,” Leath said.

“Because of the dedication of our dance program, we can ensure dance continues to be a positive inspiration to many.”