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Glow-In-The-Dark Dance Lit Up APW Elementary School

Music, dancing, lights, and squeals of delight filled the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School gymnasium as the APW Parent/Teacher/Student Association sponsored Glow-in-the-dark Dance lit up the night on Jan. 23.

Four participants in the glow-in-the-dark dance included in front Gabby Janack, left, and Olivia Dalin. In back are Diana Donohue, left, and Laurice McClemons. The students received a variety of glow sticks when they arrived at the dance, which they then fashioned into dance accessories.
Four participants in the glow-in-the-dark dance included in front Gabby Janack, left, and Olivia Dalin. In back are Diana Donohue, left, and Laurice McClemons. The students received a variety of glow sticks when they arrived at the dance, which they then fashioned into dance accessories.

As students entered the gymnasium, they were handed a variety of glowing sticks that they fashioned into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, belts, glasses, you name it that reflected the specialty lights that were placed around the room.

Anything white or light colored lit up like a firework amid the dancing bodies while parents were able to sit at tables set up at one end of the room, or enjoy the more peaceful locations in the nearby cafeteria where snacks and beverages were available.

The dance also included a special father/daughter dance, and a mother/son dance that has become a memorable tradition in the district.

The Glow-in-the-dark dance, for students in grades four to six, follows the recent UPK-third grade Snow Ball, also sponsored by the PTSA.

Caralyn Benedetto wore the perfect outfit to maximize the effects of the lighting during the APW Elementary School Glow-in-the-dark dance.
Caralyn Benedetto wore the perfect outfit to maximize the effects of the lighting during the APW Elementary School Glow-in-the-dark dance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying the father/daughter dance is Michael Janack with daughters Gabrielle, left, and Alissa.
Enjoying the father/daughter dance is Michael Janack with daughters Gabrielle, left, and Alissa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother/son dance participants Jennifer Johnson and son, Cole, share a wonderful moment together at the dance.
Mother/son dance participants Jennifer Johnson and son, Cole, share a wonderful moment together at the dance.