Whittier students engage in lunchtime dance and singing parties

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Whittier Elementary School Counselor Dave Kirkendall engages students in lunchtime dance and karaoke every Friday. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Students at Whittier Elementary School engage in a fun, outdoor activity - lunchtime dance and karaoke - thanks to an innovative idea by School Counselor Dave Kirkendall. Each Friday, Kirkindall’s students can be seen dancing and singing along to some of their favorite tunes, including Baby Shark, The Chicken Dance and The Cha Cha Slide. When asked about why he started the group, Dave shared a few of the reasons, including community togetherness, relationship building, school spirit, and an opportunity to provide the students with something the students have been missing, being together again in the fresh air, laughing, dancing and enjoying life. From its onset, lunchtime dance and karaoke has been a popular activity amongst students. Being outdoors, students have ample space to move
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