Estero, FL - Colonial Elementary School was this years’ Gold Award winner in the Colors of the Rainbow ballroom dancing competition held Saturday at Miromar Design Center. Students from seven Lee County elementary schools competed in t the county wide finale of the Dancing Classrooms program, a national initiative sponsored by Miromar Outlets and administered locally by the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools.
Other schools included Bonita Springs Elementary, Edgewood Academy, J. Colin English Elementary, Orange River Elementary, Spring Creek Elementary, and Tice Elementary.
Over the course of ten-weeks students received 20 dance lessons and showed their skills to the community on two separate occasions at Miromar Outlets. The program teaches social awareness, teamwork, respect and confidence in addition to the dancing skills.
The Colors of the Rainbow team match included several rounds of competition where students are judged on various ballroom dance routines. Teams were judged by County Commissioner Ray Judah, retired Circuit Judge Hugh E. Starnes, and Judge Kathy Sturgis.