The fifth annual “Spring Fling” celebration was held at Beaver Dam Elementary School on Thursday, May 7. In preparation for this event, each class learned a dance which was presented for parents. Afterwards everyone was treated to a sack lunch dinner and some good old-fashioned neighborhood visiting!
The weather could not have been more perfect. Many years the dancers would be dripping with sweat due to the high temperatures of the spring desert heat. This year a cooling rain kept the event pleasantly comfortable. The third grade number, “Fireworks”, was actually accompanied by booming thunder and bolts of lightning. It seems the eagles have friends in “high places”!
Top eagle, Mrs. Phyllis Leavitt, welcomed the parents and introduced the class songs. Each classroom teacher was responsible for selecting the song and teaching the steps to the students. What a versatile group of educators! The eaglets proved that they could “shake a leg” as well as “soar to success”!
The first number was presented by the three and four year old preschool children. They were cute as could be as they danced to the “Wiggly Woo”. Next came the ferocious kindergarten students with their “Dinosaur Stomp”. Gales of laughter came from the audience as the first graders marched towards them with the “Gummy Bear” song. They were incredibly cute as they mimicked growling bears on the march. Second grade showed rhythm with the “Cha Cha Slide”. The first/second grade class did a lively rendition of “Wipeout”. Their enthusiasm was only topped by their energetic moves. Third grade ended their performance of “Fireworks” by letting off some rockets to the delight of their audience. Fourth graders presented “Gold” in syncopated style. The fifth class grade did a Western square dance to “Oh Johnny”. The program came to an end with the sixth graders’ jazzy performance of “Uptown Funk”.
Although some rain fell during the presentation, everyone had a wonderful time! The evening came to a close with the traditional picnic of sandwiches and snacks provided by the school. It was an excellent community gathering marking the end of the school year and setting the stage for the eaglets to fly into summer.