Spirit Week Dance Competition recap

Brooke Weiss ('10)/ Eastside News/Features Editor and Brooke Weiss ('10)/ Eastside News/Features Editor

The amazing turnout at the 2009 spirit week dances foreshadowed an exciting night, with the crowd literally snaking in front of the auditorium.

The freshmen, as the Department of Treasury, began with violinist Paul Roman collecting money, and proceeded to dance and throw fake money. They ended arranged in a perfect formation of a dollar sign.

Next, the sophomores, as the Department of Education, skipped in as cheery school kids as Mr. Gagliardi break danced with a student that overslept. A school bell alarm was used as a transition between songs, and their dance depicted their classes throughout the day, such as math, Spanish, lunch, in which there was a food fight and physical education. They ended with Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall,” declaring that they “don’t need no education.”

The juniors drove in after the sophomores as the Department of Transportation. Dressed as stop signs, traffic lights and roads, the juniors formed themselves into various modes of transportation, such as an airplane and bikes to Queen’s “Bicycle Race,” and spelled out “GO.”

Finally, the seniors with the theme of NASA appeared dressed as aliens from planet Seniors planning to take over the universe. It was “one small step for man, one giant leap for seniors,” as they said. Dancing to songs such as “Space Jam” and “Moondance” by Van Morrison, they told the other classes to phone home.

The juniors placed in first, followed by the seniors, sophomores and freshmen, in order.