Athens Drive holds Black History Month cardio dance


Shayla Wiggins, Melonie Carlton, Bryon J, and students after a good workout.

Black History Month is an incentive to learn more about African-American history, moving beyond stories of prejudice and enslavement to celebrate Black achievement. Our school celebrated by hosting a BHM cardio dance Tuesday, March 1 in the cafeteria. 

The cardio dance included many dance styles such as Zumba, pop, Latin, and hip hop. It was organized by Shayla Wiggins, administrator at Athens, and coordinated by Bryon J, the dance instructor at YMCA.  

Students pose for a group picture after workout session.

If you would like to find out information about more cardio dances, Bryon J is at Alexander YMCA, Mondays and Wednesdays; and at Southeast Raleigh YMCA, Tuesdays and Saturdays.