Friday, 29 June 2012

Parents Pride!

Attached are a couple of  letters from staff and the parents who joined us for the children’s Bollywood Dance performances at the Grey Nuns Hospital.

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June 27, 2012

When Shelina informed me that our spring concert was planned for May, 2012 I thought it would be a great idea for the children to explore a Bollywood dance.

I picked four songs that I knew the children would really enjoy dancing to. It was great to see them move to the music and I began to choreograph Bollywood dance steps to this music.

It picked up so quickly and children were singing along as they danced. They wanted to know what the Hindi words to the songs were, and I translated into English as we danced.  It amazed me that they remembered and helped each other with putting the right steps together with the music.

Picking the costume for each girl and having it altered to the correct size, the jewelry and the “tikka’s” – the dot on the head – was something the children enjoyed participating in. The girls were excited about the “duppatta’s” – the veil that was put on top of each girl’s head.

The children wanted to practice again and again, and yet again, and I was blown away by their dedication and joy.

Going to the Grey Nuns Hospital with the children, parents and staff was a humbling experience as the children were overjoyed. They waited patiently as the reporters were running late. We began to sing songs to entertain the Hospital patients and staff. And then it was time for them to perform, and WHAT A PERFORMANCE the children put on!

I was gratified to see all the hard work and effort that had gone into the practice was such a success.

BRAVO to my children for all that they did and hopefully we will have many, many more performances.

Devika Jogia

Child Care Supervisor

June 27, 2012

It was a great experience to help Devika with the Bollywood dance as it was now being turned into a community project.

Dressing the little one’s up and dancing with them to the cultural music was so much fun.

It was indeed great team work and a life time experience for the little one’s and the teachers.

We will always remember the smiles on the patients faces and the warm feelings that were invoked in our hearts.

What a neat experience!

Rose Arnold

Child Care Supervisor

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