By Dan Wing

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Dozens of students at William Bodine High School in Northern Liberties put on a performance for the rest of their school Thursday morning as the culmination of a 10 week dance program.

The students took part in 20 classes, learning six different social or partner dances that ran a wide gamet.

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“Like Merengue and Bachata, Salsa, Foxtrot, Swing also some line dances,” said Jackie Fisher.

Jackie Fisher is executive director of the non-profit ‘Take the Lead Dance Project’ which runs the program. In addition to learning the dances and their history, students learn valuable life skills.

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“Teamwork and confidence and mutual respect, but also it’s art education, it’s a performing art,” said Fisher.

The dance program also helps students fill a physical education requirement and gives them some fresh moves to show off at parties and school dances.

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People interested in supporting ‘Take the Lead Dance Project’ can find more information at PhiladelphiaDanceFoundation.org. Schools interested in hosting the program can email JackieFisher@PhiladelphiaDanceFoundation.org.