"Dare, dream, dance, smile, and sing loudly! And have faith that love is an unstoppable force!"
It is that wonderful and glorious time of year again. We are all signed up for dance class. This year it is all five little monkeys. Yup! Five wonderful monkeys dancing to their own beat of the drum. Just kidding. Dancing to the songs that are chosen, and taught by their wonderful and amazing teachers, the steps that they need to put on a fabulous show at the end of the year.
Kaitlynn used to dance for Julie's Dance Studio for a few years when she was younger. Then she spent a year with Jennifer George dancing toe. She loved dancing. So imagine how happy we were when Jazlyn started dance two years ago. Jazzy is our little diva monkey. She worked so hard under the instructions of Angela and the other dancers that help Julie teach her students. Jazlyn studies tap and ballet. She also enjoys the limbo!
Jazlyn waiting patiently for their turn to go on stage. Expo 2018
Sophie had her first year of ballet and tap last year. For the first few months this circus juggling momma had to become a tiny tots dancer. We learned quite a bit. She finally got more comfortable and was able to dance by herself. Sophie is our shy monkey. She still left the room for a quick hug and assurance that I didn't leave her.
Sophie dancing at the Expo 2018.
Then came our young lady monkey, Chloe. Last year she stepped out of her comfort zone and danced jazz with a group of wonderful girls. Chloe gained so much confidence in that year. She was beaming. This year, she will be doing a solo that has her very excited. We are just having a hard time picking a song for it.
Chloe and the girls take a bow after a job well done at the Expo 2018.
Little monkey, Connor is now signed up for his second year of dancing Hip Hop. This little guy loves to move and grove. We find him dancing around the living room quite often. Sometimes he even sings, too. James will be joining him this year for his first year of Hip Hop. Can't wait to see them get down and bust a move.
Connor with his class and the first year of awards, 2018.
I truly have to thank Julie Hooper for all of her hard work, dedication and love that she has for her students. She puts her whole heart into what she does with each and everyone of them. All of her teachers and student teachers take their time to listen and build the confidence in each individual child. Our little monkeys are busy, some shy, and a few other things. However, when you walk into either studio room there are smiles, attention, cooperation, and dance family. Thank you for letting us be a part of your dance family at Julie's Dance Studio, LLC.
©Photos by Kimberly Doerr unless otherwise noted