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The Halley Elementary School’s Hip-Hop Dance Club—from left, Beatrice Boasiako, Tamia Burnette, LaNique Cunningham, La Tijiah Carter-Benton, Chloe Williams, Harry Gonzalez and teacher Raphael Villacrusis ("Mr. V"); Front row: Terrance Bond and Ryan Harrison.

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Program Keeps Students ‘Jazzed’

The students packed into Halley Elementary School’s cafeteria were loud, unruly and boisterous. But then so were the teachers, parents and volunteers cheering them on. This display of school-approved rowdiness was a celebration of the success of an innovative after-school program that targeted at-risk and underprivileged students, courtesy of the Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC).

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