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October 02, 2012
The music program has been a huge success so far! The children have been trying so hard and love coming to our practices. We have been teaching harmonica, flute, trumpet, keyboard, xylophone, recorder, and guitar. The dance program has also continued to be a huge hit. So far we have taught The Cupid Shuffle, The Wobble, The Macarena, and The Cha Cha Slide, plus a few other short ones. They love it. Sometimes when they leave school they will be practicing the dances all the way to their houses.
Next Wednesday we will be putting on a recital for the school and some guests from the US. The students are super excited for it. Each of the instrument groups have chosen a song they want to play together. All of the music students have also learned Hot Cross Buns which they will be perform as a whole group. The students that participate in the dance program will also be performing a medley of the songs we have taught them. The children are really looking forward to the performance and I be sure to get it on video. We are holding a final practice tomorrow and a formal rehearsal on Thursday to prepare for next week. I'm also looking forward to watching them show off all they have learned!!