Do, do, do the Conga! #SmallStepsAA

By | September 18, 2017

One thing that D is very much looking foward to this week is the start of After-School Theatre Club.  It’s run by an external drama teacher and, as it’s a paid-for activity, we wanted to be very sure she’d enjoy it before we committed to it.

That’s the issue at times, isn’t it? There’s masses and masses of enthusiasm shown prior to an event and then ….. anxieties kick in and it just doesn’t happen, which is what happened when we booked D in for a taster session a year or so ago.

It’s not just Drama that’s covered, they sing and choreograph dances to music, as well as a bit of role play – all things that (in the right, gently encouraging environment) D really enjoys.

But her absolutely best bit? It’s the Conga at the end of the session! 

Can you imagine how great it must look? All the SN children, with their varying degrees of anxiety and their needs for personal space, all smiling and laughing whilst doing the Conga?

It must be so rewarding for staff to watch and one of the main reasons why there’s been a bit of pester-power to get that form filled in and get the money sent in.

The children certainly all look extremely happy and relaxed when they come out of the session every week, I’m really looking forward to hearing all about it from D when she gets home.  If she’s not too tired, that is.

Isn’t it amazing what a difference a year or so can make?

I’m linking this up as our #SmallStepsAA this week, which is being hosted by Jane at @ourlitescapades, if you have any superstar stories, you can always link up below as the code synchronises:


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Nina on November 7, 2017 at 2:41 pm.

My oldest has a few anxiety issues, but he ADORES the groups/classes he goes to (Beavers, Karate, etc). I’m currently trying to encourage my more adventurous 6yo to start some dance classes (as he lurves dancing) but, shockingly, he’s super scared about starting any! I guess we never know how our kiddos are going to react! I hope D loves it! x
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EssexKate on November 8, 2017 at 5:40 pm.

That sounds lovely, I hope it happens. My daughter used to go to dance classes then one week she refused to go in, she just sat in the car and wouldn’t get out. Months later she asked to go back and i was like “no chance”
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Abbie - Lilypad & Bow on November 8, 2017 at 7:27 pm.

It sounds great! I’m glad D is enjoying it 🙂 x
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Amy @ The Smallest Of Things on November 8, 2017 at 7:49 pm.

Oh how lovely that she loves the conga! I can imagine how rewarding that is for the teachers 🙂
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