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See the Sights, Meet the Winners from 11th Annual Dance Challenge

Over 300 fifth grade students from 17 schools across the Jefferson Parish Public School System took part in Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge. This ballroom dance competition is the only public schools program of its kind in Louisiana. The couples and team winners are listed below. Click here to see when the Dance Challenge will […]

Meet the Winners, See the Sights from the 9th Annual Dance Challenge

Martin Marino’s 9th Annual Dance Challenge proved to be well worth the wait. Originally scheduled for April 15, severe weather postponed the much anticipated event to April 29. Parents and other supporters still filled the Pontchartrain Center to cheer on over 320 elementary school students as they competed in a variety of dance styles. Students […]

9th Annual Dance Challenge Rescheduled for April 29 at Pontchartrain Center

More than 320 Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students from 18 elementary schools will participate in Martin Marino’s 9th annual Dance Challenge, rescheduled for Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. The Dance Challenge was originally scheduled earlier in April, but was canceled due to inclement weather that left the venue without power. The event […]

Dance Challenge Rescheduled for April 29 at 6 p.m.

  More than 320 Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students from 18 elementary schools will participate in Martin Marino’s 9th annual Dance Challenge on Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. The event is free to the public and will be held at the Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd. in Kenner. The Dance Challenge was […]

Butler Students Dance for Metairie Manor Residents

On November 3, 2014, students from Butler Elementary School showcased their dancing skills in salsa, swing, tango, and waltz for the residents of Metairie Manor, a retirement and assisted living facility. The students are participants in the JPPSS Ballroom Dance Program/Dance Challenge, a program founded by former JPPSS board member Martin Marino that features elementary students performing […]

Fancy Footwork At 6th Annual Ballroom Dance Challenge

The elementary students from 23 Jefferson Parish Public Schools will put their best foot forward at the 6th Annual Ballroom Dance Competition to be held at the Pontchartrain Center, April 18th at 6:00p.m. Hosted by former District 6 board member Martin Marino, the Dance Challenge is the first program of its kind in the greater New […]