To the delight of family and friends, Long Beach fifth graders at West School danced the night away in their own version of “Dancing with the Stars,” showing off all they had learned in the “Dancing Classrooms” program. Through ten weeks of ballroom dancing lessons, this innovative character-education program has been encouraging the students to cultivate mutual respect, collaboration and self-esteem, as well as teaching them to do a mean tango, foxtrot and waltz. Through the course of the year, all four Long Beach elementary schools will be exposed to this unique program.