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Doing the Healthy Hearts Dance
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Happy feet: South Salem Pre-K student Jonathan Morris, left, dances with Physical Education Teacher Scott Sloop during the Healthy Hearts Dance.

 The two classes of Pre-K students studied a unit on good nutrition and learned how exercise helps to keep them healthy. The Healthy Hearts Dance was planned close to Valentine’s Day and included 40 Pre-K students dancing for more than 30 minutes to increase their heart rates with cardiovascular exercise.

Keeping the beat: South Salem Elementary School Teacher Michael Sarvis jams to the music as he helps out during the Healthy Hearts Dance in the school’s cafeteria Wednesday morning.


Pre-K student Christian Coulter giggles as he is dipped by his teacher Angela Guinn as the pair dance during the Healthy Hearts Dance.


South Salem Elementary School Pre-K student Makayla Moore joins 40 of her classmates as they raise their heart rates by dancing together.