It’s About Passion

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As many know, our family has a yearly membership to the LPA (wouldn’t a lifetime membership be awesome?!). Because of this all-encompassing community of people with all types of dwarfism, I’ve come to meet and know more people and more diagnoses than I would have imagined existed… but it’s the people we meet that leave the most lasting impression.

Like many parents, I have dreams for my sweet Addie, and because of my own dance past, one of those fantasies is for her to be a dancer, too! If you follow me on Instagram (HERE), you have seen all of her pictures, like this gorgeous shot, captured by my friend Sarah over at Sweet Lil’ You.

#aisforadelaide Dance Class

Or this new favorite… I like to call it: Sassy Sashay

#aisforadelaide sassy Sashay

We have enjoyed dance so much, that when a friend in our LPA district (New England District 1), Alex, won a scholarship for her dance, I leapt up from my chair and cheered at my computer screen! Her mom tells a beautiful story about Alex and her journey of dance below… check it out!

Alexandra has been dancing since she was 3 1/2. She has a love and passion for dance, and even though she is small she has excelled at it. She was invited to the competitive team when she was only 7 years old! She has now been dancing for 8 years, and has been competing for 4 years.

She recently attended a weekend dance convention in NYC. During the weekend there were multiple classes taught by professional choreographers, with almost 1000 girls from all over the country, trying to win a scholarship. Alex was chosen as a Stand Out Performer by professional choreographer, Al Blackstone, to receive a scholarship during his musical theater class. She was the only LP at this event and half the size of the girls in her group, yet she succeeded in making a lasting impression.

She received a $250.00 scholarship towards a week-long summer intensive program from July 22-27 in Long Beach, CA. They recently built a new facility there where 5 summer workshops will be held, in one location, giving the dancers an opportunity to learn even more. The normal cost of the program is $600.00 plus the cost to fly to California, hotel, car rental and food, it is all adding up at an astronomical rate.

I created the GoFundMe as a way to collect donation to give Alex this once in a life time opportunity.

#aisforadelaide #dance #passion

Amazing! A scholarship to a dance workshop!!!! Yes, please! Check out Alex’s GoFundMe page HERE, and share it often! Let’s send her to Cali to chase her passion with pointed toes and poised hands!


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