Middlesex Middle School seventh grade celebrated Latin America Day, a daylong celebration of Latin American history and culture.
This celebration was the culmination of three months of study and research of Latin America as part of MMS' seventh grade social studies curriculum.
The students began the day portraying a Latin American character they had researched in their social studies class.
They each donned colorful costumes and interviewed each other in order to learn greater detail about their fellow peers' characters and why each character was important to Latin American studies.
Later in the day, the students watched a moving called “Mad Hot Ballroom” which is about the dance competition that take place in New York City schools. The students then enjoyed an authentic Latin American lunch catered by Mi Casitas restaurant in Norwalk.
The finale for this fun, festive experience was dance lessons with Alisa, from Alisa’s House of Salsa, who taught the students how to dance some popular Latin dances including the salsa and meringue.
Although many students were initially hesitant and shy about dancing, each student gained confidence (and rhythm) so that by the end of their lesson they were obviously enjoying their new dance moves