Strictly Ballroom: Hundreds Of 5th Graders Compete In Dance Finals

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Hundreds of fifth graders put their best foot forward Tuesday night as they danced their way towards the finals in a LAUSD ballroom dance competition.

Decked out in colorful costumes nearly 200 students from 19 schools danced foxtrot, merengue, rumba, waltz, tango and swing in hopes of winning the Grand Finals of “Dancing Classrooms Los Angeles”.

Their performances were the choreographed culmination of 10 weeks of ballroom training.

Approximately 1,300 students are currently enrolled in the program in L.A.

Community Magnet Charter School took the top prize in Tuesday night’s competition.

For more information go to www.dancingclassroomsla.org.

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