Dancing toward summer vacation in Naujaat

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Tuugaalik High School physical education teacher Gaspare Minaudo conducted a square-dancing unit to help move toward the end of the school year in Naujaat recently.

It culminated with the entire student body and staff members coming together on Wednesday, May 15, to hit the floor square dancing and then enjoy a modest school feast.

Laughter was everywhere as students and teachers took to the floor to show off their moves and different styles of square dancing at the event.

Nothing attracts Naujaat students to a table at a school feast faster than the bannock and stew laid out at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on May 15, 2019. Photo courtesy of Julia MacPherson
Daniel Angutetuar, from left, Jan Kadjuk, Idga Kridluar, Heather Putulik, and Inuktitut teacher Calinda Crawford chow down on some frozen char and caribou during a square-dance feast at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on May 15, 2019. Photo courtesy of Julia MacPherson
Senior high cultural sewer Judy Sivanertok, left, helps serve caribou stew with student support assistant Stacy Papatsie during a square-dance feast at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on May 15, 2019. Photo courtesy of Julia MacPherson
Mental health outreach worker Brittany Holm, left, and teacher Amanda Mulder cut a cool rug during a spacial square dance held at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on May 15, 2019. Photo courtesy of Julia MacPherson
Grade 8 students Alinda Kaunak, left, and Curtis Siusangnark are all smiles while dancing through the middle during a special square dance held at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on May 15, 2019. Photo courtesy of Julia MacPherson