Monday, December 5, 2016

Dance Recital

Last night I went to my first dance recital. It's a fact that I've never been to one in my life.

I have 2 sisters, and none of us were in dance. Most of us had boys, with the exception of one niece and they weren't in dance. I thought at one point in time that I'd put Mica in dance, but never did. I think we chose jujitsu instead. Time wise and financially kids just can't do it all.

When things come up for special needs kids, my sister signs my nephew Emerson up. Some things have been great for him, while others were flops. 

Water Therapy for example was horrible on many days. Later my sister found out from a speaker at a Trisomy Convention that warm water in particular is horrible for kids with Trisomy 18. The speaker has partial Trisomy 18, and he felt like warm water was shocking him. Emerson now had cold baths, and does alright with that.

Fusion Dance Studio that took in kids with special needs to have some dance classes. Volunteers helped the kids. So many of them love to dance! 

I was undecided if I'd be able to go. The studio was pretty far from my house, I have a mountain of things to do, and Isaak had a birthday party he was at that got over when Emerson's recital started.

My sister couldn't decide if Emerson was well enough to dance. Then my aunt mentioned that if he wasn't well enough he could just go in his wheelchair. He didn't end up going in his chair.

Time rolled around, and I was done with one of my main tasks. I hurried over to see my nephew dance.

He didn't look like his happy little self. He was more the stare off into space Emerson. I know he hasn't been sleeping well, he's having seizures, so he's on a new medicine for that, he's still cutting his molars, and there may be more wrong with him that we're unaware of at this point.

When the music started Emerson did seem to want to dance though. He loves to bob up and down. The other kids really got into their routine, so it was fun to watch.

I kind of forgot that Emerson didn't have his hearing aid on. He probably couldn't hear the music, nor could he hear anyone say, "Emerson smile!" or "Emerson look." If his hearing aid falls off it makes a dial up internet sound.

He looked super sharp in his sequin vest!

Here's a photo with my sister and him afterwards:

You can tell that she was super proud to be his mom. I was a pretty proud aunt.

Do you have anyone in your family that likes to dance? 


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm glad he was well enough to go. He sure was cute.

I miss when Cort did dance. His studio closed and the others were too expensive or didn't work with our schedule.

Felicia said...

Oh Emerson!!! What a sweet heart.

Theresa Mahoney said...

He does look super sharp in that vest! Such a handsome little guy. I am glad he felt well enough to go and participate!

Mandy said...

Glad your sister was able to find something for Emerson that he actually enjoyed. It looks like the instructors really do their best to work with these special needs kids. :)

Harry Flashman said...

There's not much in the way of dance studios up here. In fact, as far as I know, there are not any. Seems like the little guy enjoyed it and got lots of attention, glad he has access to that group.

Kristi Maloney said...

Congrats. to Emerson on a his dance recital. I can see why you and his mom are so proud. :)

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mail4rosey said...

All of my kids LOVE to dance. Only one of them is awesome at it (my daughter). No idea where she got her natural rhythm, it wasn't me or her dad, that's for sure. ;) Emerson does look great in the vest. Hurrah for going to a dance recital. I think they're fun. :)


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