Third graders from Collins Elementary School, Livingston, performed dances from around the world as a finale to an artist residency with Morris Arts. After working with educator Joanna Pang Atkins, the students showcased dances from Kenya, Italy, Australia, and the Dominican Republic. History, geography, social studies, music and math were all incorporated into the dance, along with the art of performing on stage. "The learning ranged from cultural appreciation to working as a team to developing confidence in public performance. This is learning that sticks," said Principal John Leister. The students introduced each dance segment with a description of the country of origin and history of the dance. In just a week’s time, the students learned the dance steps and cultures for their twirl around the world.