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Our Very Special Dancer!
Dance Recital 2012
Dance Recital 2012
Our Very Special Dancer!

My story is about my daughter Jessica. She is now 22 years old and has been taking dance classes for 19 years. We were asked to allow her to dance in competition. Originally we were unsure if we should allow Jessica to compete in dance competitions as her older sister did, but we decided it may be a great way to inspire others who have children with special needs, and to show that they can do anything any other child can do. We decided to let Jessica take part in a dance competition and this is one of our favorite memories of her competing. Jessica did a solo performance and as she was dancing, the audience was amazed. She remembered her entire dance, was on time with the music, and showed how much she loved to dance. When she finished dancing, I can truly say there was not a dry eye in the theater. She ended with a standing ovation and many cheers! Our daughter danced on stage, alone and did a great job! She not only won a gold trophy, she received a special award for “True Love of Dance.” When we went into the lobby to purchase her video, I can’t tell you how many people came up to Jessica to congratulate her, audience and dancers alike told her what a great dancer she was and still is. We had people coming up to us telling us she made their day, and how great it was to see her up there dancing. Since this time, Jessica has been in several other competitions and the reaction is always the same. The audience is amazed and moved by watching her dance. I love to watch Jessica dance at recitals and competitions but this has to be one of my very favorite memories.




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Judy Corrales, United States, FL
1/30/2013 6:38:03 AM
What a wonderful example of dedication and love of dancing! Keep up your enthusiasm for the arts and enjoy!

April Gillett, United States, FL
11/9/2012 7:44:13 PM
I teach a special needs dance class in my town! Storys like these is why i wanted to start the class. This Year my class will be dancing in or recital at the end of the year. I have about five children with downs syndrome, they always know how to put a smile on my face.

Cathy Zehl, United States, NJ
9/16/2012 10:29:59 AM
Go Jessie!!!!!

Jennifer aracil, United States, NJ
9/15/2012 11:54:31 PM
I remember when jessie first started at dancing school, she always watched melissa with a smile

Annie, United States, NJ
9/15/2012 9:43:06 PM
I still remember Jessies first dance recital! <3 Jessica is an incredible inspiration to everyone who meets her.

sally alves, United States, NJ
9/14/2012 7:16:15 PM
I have known Jess since she was a little girl......she is a fantastic and lovable person.....she is a great dancer and an inspiration to all....she is a reminder that you can do anything if you just try hard....even if you have a disability.... luv you Jess

Halle Grate, United States, NJ
9/14/2012 6:13:21 PM
Awww Jessica is very successful! I love her!

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