One of the best decisions I have ever made for my daughter and I was to take the advice offered by a friend, who had just attended Twinkle Stars annual dance concert, to enrol our daughter Kirby with this dance studio. That was eight years ago and Kirby is very excited about the fact that in another two years she will receive her ten year badge.
Kirby looks forward to her dance lessons every week, she loves the modern music and dance routines that Justyne adapts for them so they can all manage some very complicated dance moves. The annual concert held at Sutherland Entertainment Centre is the epic event of the dance calendar; the students love to show off all the hard work done throughout the year culminating in the audience being able to witness and enjoy all the fantastic dance routines presented to them. Kirby also looks forward to dressing in the fabulous costumes made for her and having her hair & makeup done, her self-esteem and confidence has improved greatly over the ensuing years.
Star performers and Twinkle stars is more than just a dance school it has been the catalyst for Kirby to make and be surrounded by friends each week, improved her communication skills and has also paved the way for a much improved social life, she now enjoys lunch in the company of a group of girls between dance classes, attends birthday and bowling parties, Live theatre shows and movie sessions. Our daughter now talks to friends on the phone & wants to have sleepovers.
For me personally it has provided a support network & lifelong friendships with parents whose lives & experiences are all similar.
I have left the best till last; over the years the Dance Studio have organised trips away to showcase the students dancing talents with performances arranged at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast on three separate occasions & also to Hawaii on two occasions, we not only have the excitement of dancing in these wonderful locations but sharing your holiday with a group is loads of fun.
Many thanks must go to our Principal dance teacher Justyne and Mrs. R (June) Special Events
Coordinator, for their dedication, commitment & determination in showing the wider community our children abilities and not their disabilities.