Posted by: Susan | December 23, 2011

Dance Party


Almost every Weds. night you will find my 3 kids at A-Marika Dance Studio taking ballroom dance lessons for free.  The wonderful owner Mary has been doing this for several years.  There is also a dedicated group of volunteers that come to  help.  This past Wednesday was the annual Christmas Dance Party and we had so much fun…No formal instruction this night just lots of group dancing as demonstrated by Jake and April.

Yes Sam, you’re adorable looking at yourself in the mirror.

Here April is dancing with her pal Robbie just one of the many friends she sees each week at class.

But wait, here comes Santa and Mary.  This was a total surprise and everyone loved it.

Matthew, Mary’s son, was the first to visit with the Big Guy.  Matthew is the reason Mary started the class for our kids.  It really is a class for people with Down Syndrome ages 18 and older.  Our Sam, age 14, is the youngest in the class.  The Hunk works on Weds. nights and  I have no one to stay with Sam.  Not to worry, Mary welcomed him with open arms.

April never misses a photo-op.

Jake posed with one of the incredible volunteers to show off the key chain Santa gave to everyone in the class.

Santa mob scene.

This fun guy is Mary’s husband Jay.  He is also a big part of why this class is so successful.

We love this group of dedicated volunteers.

Thank you Mary, Jay, Matthew and all the volunteers for the opportunity to dance the night away each and every week.

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