Students in fourth grade across the state have a special emphasis on North Carolina history as part of their social studies curriculum. This year our Fourth Graders learned to clog as part of this emphasis.
Clogging is an American dance form that began in the Appalachian Mountains and now enjoys widespread popularity throughout the United States and around the world.
The students performed a clogging dance to the song “Cotton Eyed Joe” at the annual talent show on April 4th. They did a fantastic job too!
On April 4th, the gymnatorium at The Learning Center Charter School was filled to capacity in anticipation of the school’s annual talent show. Students, staff, parents and family members were treated to an afternoon of amazing talents.
Singers, dancers, Lego builders, piano players, gymnasts, and cloggers were among the impressive talents on display. The school’s middle school Odyssey of the Mind team also performed.
“It’s always fun to see what our talented students share with us,” said school director Mary Jo Dyre.
Dyre added that the school’s drama program, now in its eighth year, sees increased participation based on the opportunities provided by such events.
“We embrace learning through the arts as an essential part of a holistic, E-STEAM curriculum,” said Dyre. “We expose students to musical, visual, culinary, performing and dramatic arts as often as possible and by the time a student is in middle school, they jump at the chance to be part of our annual spring musical.”
E-STEAM stands for entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, art and math.