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Glow-in-the-dark Dance lights up the night

The annual Parent/Teacher/Student Association (PTSA) Glow-in-the-dark Dance for students in grades 3 to 6 at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School was filled with students and their parents dancing to lively pop music, but the event is popular for more reasons than just dancing. The annual event provides students and parents a much-needed way to burn off energy and delivers a fun, safe, social opportunity for all. Students were busy in groups laughing and having fun while parents could choose to sit at tables set up in the gym listening to the music or in the quieter sanctuary of the cafeteria where snacks and drinks were also provided. A psychedelic backdrop at one end of the cafeteria was available and photos could be taken to commemorate the evening.
In the gymnasium, a DJ “spun” tunes and black lights were set up along the perimeter along with various other lighting options projecting colors across the gym and onto the ceiling. Students wore light up glow accessories including bracelets, glasses, necklaces and some took the glow-in-the-dark one step further with hair accessories or light-up sneakers.

Taking a break from the PTSA Glow-in-the-dark Dance to have a snack and drink in the cafeteria, left to right are: Maggie Smithler, Katelynne Ingersoll and Sarah Bender.
One of the traditions at the annual dance is the mother/son dance. Austin Robinson is joined by his mother Jackie.

Garrett Hillabrandt shares the mother/son dance with his mother Heather at the PTSA glow-in-the-dark dance.

Father and daughter, Joe and Alexis Wheeler are joined by family friend Harley Becker, left, for the photo before the father/daughter dance at the PTSA glow-in-the-dark dance.

Mr. Eric Knuth, Superintendent

639 County Route 22
P.O. Box 97
Parish, NY 13131