Seniors treated to African dance, waltzes

Point Elementary fifth-graders, from left, Sarah Billings, Chloe Dedic, Katie Doerr and Madison Michalski perform an African dance for guests at the Mehlville School Districts fall 60plus event at the school.

Point Elementary fifth-graders, from left, Sarah Billings, Chloe Dedic, Katie Doerr and Madison Michalski perform an African dance for guests at the Mehlville School District’s fall 60plus event at the school.

Mehlville School District residents 60 years old and older recently were treated to the sounds of African drums, the sights of a kindergarten rendition of “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and the experience of waltzing with pupils at the district’s 60plus event at Point Elementary School.

Guests enjoyed a light breakfast while they were entertained by the unique musical performances of Point pupils, according to a district news release. Guests also were invited to participate in the show by partnering with Point pupils to perform a waltz from the 1904 World’s Fair.

After the performance, the fifth-graders led their 60plus guests on a tour of Point Elementary, which included a walk through the school’s outdoor learning area.

The district’s next 60plus event will be offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Rogers Elementary School.

To join the district’s 60plus program, call the Communications Department at (314) 467-5153.