ShareThis Page
Penn Hills

Students at St. Joseph School in Verona learn ballroom dancing

Michael DiVittorio
| Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
Sixth-graders Sam Dorr and Faith Konieczka show their ballroom dance skills at St. Joseph School in Verona.
Submitted
Sixth-graders Sam Dorr and Faith Konieczka show their ballroom dance skills at St. Joseph School in Verona.
St. Joseph School sixth-graders Patrick Sipple and Ella Isasky show off their ballroom dance moves.
Submitted
St. Joseph School sixth-graders Patrick Sipple and Ella Isasky show off their ballroom dance moves.

Fifth- and sixth-graders at St. Joseph School in Verona recently put on their dancing shoes and showed friends and family they know their way around a ballroom.

They performed at the Catholic school at 825 Second St. at the conclusion of the DanceSport program taught by Luanne O'Brien of Murrysville.

About 30 students practiced in the six-week program, one hour a week, as part of their physical education curriculum. Students were taught dance etiquette, technique and other skills. This is the program's third year at the school. Seventh- and eighth-graders took part in the program last year.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-871-2367, mdivittorio@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me