Eight of the Hilliard elementary music teachers got together to learn folk dances. Professional growth is a priority for Hilliard City Schools. When teachers work together to learn more we are able to ensure our students grow each day, and that every student is Ready for Tomorrow. Dance is a key part of the performing arts curriculum of teaching students to communicate a response to music using dance, drama, or visual art. Students learn to recognize organizational elements, symbolic expressions, and visual or auditory imagery that communicate meaning, and place in cultural and historical context.