So, you think you can dance? Really? Check out the grade level dances from 2011 Battle of the Bearcats “So You Think You Can Dance” event and you may find that your skills pale in comparison to the talent demonstrated by Bearcat Grade Level Dance teams. Battle of the Bearcats (BoB) is an annual School Spirit competition between grade levels. Each grade level enters teams of students into a wide variety of athletic, artistic and performance competitions. While there are Gold, Silver and Bronze medal placing awarded for each event, the over-all winner of the day is the grade level which demonstrates the most positive school spirit – not only for participating and cheering on their own grade level, but for supporting all participants in all events. The competition is friendly – and fierce. The grade level councils for each year organise t-shirts, hats, banners, teams and the all important Grade Level Cheer. The Senior entrance and Dance Co performance at the opening ceremony are highly anticipated events. This year, at the request of the student body, more Arts and Performance events were added to the competition. We saw incredible artistic talent at the Speed Painting, Bearcat Idol and Bearcat’s Got Talent among many other arts related events.
Every year the adults in the building are amazed and frequently left speechless at what these incredibly talented kids can accomplish when we step back and just let them get on with it. Speaking of just “getting on with it” without any further ado, here are the videos of BoB 2011 So You Think You Can Dance? No teacher assistance, no time in class and no grades – just pure, joyous, spectacular Bearcat talent and grade level pride.
Freshmen: ISM Class of 2015 [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY6wV8k-k9U[/youtube]
Sophomores: ISM Class of 2014[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ATGgTKfERQ[/youtube]
Juniors: ISM Class of 2013 [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTdtXNgdesk[/youtube]
Seniors: ISM Class of 2012 and Winners of the 2011 Battle of the Bearcats Spirit Award [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4ckCMJ15WI[/youtube]
We love our Bearcats and our Bearcats love their Arts!