In Park Elementary School, Halloween was the best. Mrs. DiGiovani was a pioneering music teacher and encouraged physical activity all the time in music class. Mrs. D, as we called her since DiGiovani was a little too much to tackle in 1st grade, would have us act out Danse Macabre every Halloween. We would start lying on the floor, rise up at the appropriate moment and dance like skeletons for 6 and a half minutes (did time go faster as a kid?), and then go back to “sleep” when the sun came back up.