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Lane Ferguson, center, a Sunset Elementary School fifth-grader, dances with a group of his classmates during a program Friday morning at the school. Sunset Elementary students in fifth- through first-grades danced for an audience of parents in a series of performances Friday.

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Sunset Elementary dance program melds music and physical education

A lively Greek tune began to play, and clusters of fifth-graders began to move in synch to the music. “Five, six, seven, eight,” Susan Nicholson called into the microphone positioned at the front of the Sunset Elementary School gym. On Friday morning, the gymnasium looked more like the setting of a barn dance than a basketball game. Instead of T-shirts and shorts, most students wore button-up shirts and colorful blouses. Parents, some toting cameras, filled nearly every folding chair around the gym’s perimeter.

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