Monday, June 15, 2015

The Triplets First Dance Recital, 2015

Many years ago Amelia, ShanLin, and Micah attended a weekly dance class at Boston Ballet that was specifically for people with Down Syndrome.  We stopped attending because gas prices were rising and the weekly 1+ hour drive into Boston (and home again!) was wearing on us.

Since that time I have every now and then searched for a dance studio closer to home that offers dance classes for delayed children, but had no success.

Apparently, Shining Stars was the best kept secret in Central Massachusetts!  Back in the Fall one of the moms from the kids SO Gymnastics team mentioned Shining Stars, and then there was an article on the local newspaper's website about a lady with Down Syndrome who would be in a local production of The Nutcracker, and it also mentioned Shining Stars.

In January of this year the kids started dance lessons with Bridget, one of the kindest and most encouraging woman I have ever met.  She is also quiet, humble, and very approachable; the kids just adore her.

Following are photo memories of our weekend:their rehearsal on Saturday, and a few from the show on Sunday.  Big sis Nikita put make-up on the girls, their first time ever.

The school year is winding down...the gymnastics competition last weekend, the recital just is the last day of gymnastics classes for Kimberly and Leif.  We are looking forward to a relaxing Summer with just Bike Camp for Amelia and ShanLin, Micah's riding lessons, and maybe a Summer dance class.

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