School Board Vice President Norman Yee has been busy this spring, helping several SFUSD elementary schools (Hillcrest, Bryant, Leonard Flynn, Guadalupe, Longfellow and Marshall) organize ballroom dancing lessons for students in their afterschool programs.
On May 7, students held a showcase to present what they had learned — which, judging from the video, was quite a lot!
Norman is a salsa dance enthusiast and he had a great time organizing this program for the students. He encourages students to learn dance because, like other athletic activities, it reinforces self-discipline and it provides students access to a new, joyful endeavor that requires focus to do well.
Thanks to Norman and to the dance coaches who helped students learn something new and have a great time in the process.