Hi my name is Kirby and I am a 22 year female with Down syndrome, I have been a member of the Star Performers and Twinkle Star Dance Studio for 8 years now. The dance school strives to bring out the best in all of us and I enjoy going to dancing practise every Saturday, We all love the modern music and dance steps we are taught.
If you want to join a dance group, then Star Performers and Twinkle Stars Dance School is the place for you. I have made lots of new friends and now have a better social life, we do things like, going to lunch together on Saturday’s between dance classes, going to each other’s birthday parties, bowling or to see Live theatre shows and movies or just phoning each other or hanging out at each other’s house.
Your parents will also meet other parents and make friendships too.
The best thing about our Dance School is we get to showcase our routines at our big annual dance concert on stage at Sutherland Entertainment centre and also go on trips away to dance. The Dance Studio has taken us to perform our routines at Dream World on the Gold Coast three times and some of us have been lucky enough to be able to travel overseas to Hawaii twice. In Hawaii we danced on centre stage at the biggest shopping mall in Hawaii, we had a big audience watching us and we were all very excited.
On our first overseas trip my mum and another family went on to Disneyland in California where we spent three days going on all the rides and the rest of our time visiting all the famous places in Hollywood. The next time we visited some other Hawaiian Islands and met up with another family again, we all had the best time together.
All these great things we do are because we have beautiful people that make all these things possible for us, like our fabulous dance teacher Justyne Leeke, who creates and teaches us all our great dance routines. Mrs. R who helps us with special dance routines and organises these great trips away and our other dance teacher’s Leanne & Jasmine who commit their time to us every Saturday.
Hope to see & meet many new students soon and many thanks to Justyne, Mrs R, Leanne & Jasmine for their commitment to us and improving all our lives.