Thanks to your donations to SMMEF there is now Dancing Classrooms ballroom program for every 5th grade student in our district. This program goes far beyond teaching dance steps; it also develops students’ emotional, physical and social skills.
The program culminates in a district-wide ballroom dance competition on April 21 at 9:30 am at Santa Monica High School’s Barnum Hall. This year Franklin fifth graders, Riya Khatod, Siggy Dalgus, Rylee Cooper, Mattin Aframian, Caterina Young, Aviel Haroonian, Sophia Appel, Elton Leppanen, Makenna Dovel and James Macdonald will compete in the competition with Lexie Marcus and Abel Pereira as alternates. We hope to see you there! Go Team Franklin!