Wingman for Dance inspires empathy, compassion, kindness and most importantly, acceptance of all children regardless of any perceived differences. Each month in the studio we will be incorporating Wingman for Dance activities within all of our dance classes. This month we were excited to celebrate our amazing year together!
May’s Wingman Week: Celebrate the Year!
As we begin to prepare for our Year-End Show in full intensity it is so crucial to our students that we reflect on the year together. From all the ups and all the downs and everything in between. It is quite a journey through the year and we wanted to celebrate!
Therefore as a part of our Wingman4Dance activity we opted to create a faux “Graffiti Wall” inside of each studio. Dancers were encouraged to reflect on their year and write or draw their accomplishments or favourite parts of the year. As the brainstorming began, it was clear that there were MANY parts of the year that stood out to our dancers.
As classes progressed throughout the week it was so neat to see how the dancers would collaborate with one another on ideas and add on to others posts and drawings. The end result was a collaborative work that freely expressed the dancers’ thoughts and feelings on the year.
How Can Parents Help?
We want to thank you for being a part of the Wingman for Dance program with us this year. We are so pleased with and proud of the growth of the dancers over the year. Please share your experience with us and how you feel it has impacted your dancers and family.
What is Wingman for Dance?
Wingman for Dance is a program from Dylan’s Wings of Change, a foundation dedicated to the memory of Dylan Hockley. Dylan was one of the first grade victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Dylan was six years old and had autism. He could be his best when those around him would be his Wingman. You can find out more at www.wingmanleague.org. Also, find Wingman for Dance on Facebook and on Instagram.