Thursday, May 9, 2013

♥ Swing Dancing ♥

Joy just loves to dance!  She's danced since she was 3 years old - ballet, tap, and jazz.  This year she's been doing Chinese dance.  Lately, she has practically begged to learn to swing dance.  Well recently, she got the opportunity to learn a little swing dancing.

After a little inquiring about lessons, we were put in touch with another homeschooling group that was having an event with swing dancing instructors.  And then right after that, a long time friend of our family invited us to his graduation party where the theme was swing dancing taught by professional instructors.  Joy was excited to say the least!

Here are a few highlights from the party.......

The whole gang..... 

This is Trent (the graduating senior) and the adorable instructors!



Joy learned to dance with Trent at the first event, so they did really well together.





They pretty much rotated and danced with everyone, so everyone had a partner at some point or another.  You know how it is.....there are always more girls than boys! 



Later on, she got the chance to dance with the instructor.  He was SO good, so she was just going with the flow, but she had a blast! 








Even Luke was pulled into the action......



But he was pretty stuck to his sister when she wasn't dancing.



And of course, they couldn't end the party without a little line dancing........



This guy (Matthew) was definitely the life of the party.....he was quite the ham....as you can tell!



I think Joy is hooked on swing dancing now.  We are listening to swing music these days and she's really hoping to be able to take some more lessons in June.  But then I think she's kinda struck with the pretty dresses the girls get to wear too!  :)

♥ Tammy ♥


12 comments:

jody said...

Hi Tammy, i have been pulled in so many ways lately so haven't been visiting much! wanted to stop in tho. looks like the kids had a great time! so fun to see! enjoy your day!!

Karen said...

What a fun event...I love that it wasn't a typical graduation party - theme parties are always so much fun and they remember them.
Glad Joy got to do this, especially since it was on her 'to do list'.
Karen

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Looks like they were having a blast!! Its so good to get out and have fun!!

April said...

Oh, how fun! Makes me want to get up and dance, too!

Karen said...

It looks like so much FUNNNN!!!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Looks like so much FUN! How exciting!

Sandi

Angela said...

Way to go Joy!! Looks like a really fun party. Glad you got to go and watch a good group of kids have some good clean fun!! Don't have enough of these kid of parties these days. Have a great weekend Tammy
Angela

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Mama,

I had so much fun. :D Swing dancing is awesome. :) Thank you for taking me. :) Can't wait to do more!

Love you! 8!

Love,
Joy :)

Holly said...

What fun! This party looks like everyone had a great time! Swing dancing sounds fun too! Go Joy!

Walking on Sunshine said...

Looks like so much fun!

Maple Lane said...

What fun pictures! Oh to be young again!

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

What a smile your post gave me..I lovedancing of any kind especially swing dancing..can't do much of it anymore but what fun that the kids are getting into it. Great Pics..
I used to take my kids to a Square dance Barn and they loved it. The barn closed down after over 50 years. Lots of fun memories!
I hope Joy gets to enjoy many more Swing dancing events!

Blessings
Tonya