When we arrived back at the camp, we were
just in time for dinner! I was impressed by the fact that as we walked
into the dining hall, all the campers were screaming Hi MJ!
They did this in unison, in a sort of camp cheer.
After dinner the kids either went back to
their bunks for juice and cookies or onto some other activity before they
came to see the show. There were about 45 minutes from the end of dinner
until show time, which MJ and company used to setup and rehearse. For
whatever reason, I felt more confident this time. MJ had written some
new material and to go with it, they had adapted catching dance moves.
Also, the fact that we had new people performing with us made me even
more intrigued because no one knew what this show would look like to all
of these kids. I think also that because the kids showed such
This performance was the first one that I
did not have a camera in my hand to record. About 10 minutes before MJ
was supposed to begin the show, I saw David running around, with this
look on his face and Im thinking, Oh great, what could go
wrong now? And I was about to ask but then I decided that if I
Deserae with a new CampHaze Fan!
Ariel Valle with a new Camp Haze friend!
|been playing the Jeopardy theme song. About twenty minutes later Connie returns with the cameras (thankfully)! Tuesday evenings show started with Ariels friend, Deserae, singing the National Anthem, and this girl can seriously put it in your face! The first time I heard her sing it was at a concert previously held in the Jersey City/Newport area and I was in the process of packing equipment up and I just stopped, cold, and listened until she finished.||
Next, was Mindy Paddock singing a song by Kelly Clarkson from American Idol. Then the show ended
with all of the performers and dancers on stage. I think that one of the best parts about this performance was how involved the kids wanted to be! Almost every song was lively enough that the kids would be out in the aisles or just out of their seats dancing! I was truly impressed by the fact that they really had no inhibitions and just moved however they felt! These kids were really into the performers and were having a blast!
|The National anthem was followed by Manny and Joy singing a few songs from last years performance, and then Ariel singing I Believe I Can Fly, which was another jaw droping performance! What makes this even more interesting is that she is one hundred percent deaf in one of her hears and twenty percent deaf in the other.||
I believe that during the song Skate Dance, when Danilo Sobers, Manny and Joys choreographer and stage manager, jumped off the stage and into the crowd of kids and was showing them some dance moves, that the kids had the most fun.But that was only the first time! he show ended with an encore
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