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SWAG Step Team
 

Purpose

Pleasant Grove elementary schools S.W.A.G Step Team is a program designed to create a connection to the school through participation in a step team.  S.W.A.G is an acronym for students with a goal. The overall goal of the program is to create an atmosphere of acceptance and appreciation for diversity.  The objectives are for each student to achieve satisfactory academic standing, improve self-esteem, and gain a sense of belonging to their school and community.

 

Description

The Step Team is an additional extra-curricular activity for students.  The team performs a unique dance art form that originated in Africa.  Stepping is a form of percussive dance in which the mixture of footsteps, spoken works, and hand claps.  This dance form has become more popular over that past 15 years with children and adolescents.

 

Expectation

As being a part of PGE’s SWAG Step Team, we have the greatest expectation for our team. With a team effort, we look forward to building certain in all of our students and they are:

·         Leadership

·         Being a Role Model (leading by example)

·         Trustworthiness

·         Being in good academic and disciplinary standing

·         Having a Positive Attitude

·         Being  Respectful to all adults and peers

·         Being Reliable

 

Season

October to May

 

Times/Dates

Twice a week after school (Tuesday & Thursday 2:30-3:30pm)

 

Registration/Tryouts

Step Team Tryouts are held in September.  It is a 3-day process (2 days to learn a routine and the initial tryout day)


All interested 4th and 5th graders are given the opportunity to tryout.

 

Coaches

Ms. Nesha and Mrs. Hickson

 

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