Wow! I don’t think it ever made it to the forecasted 16 degrees…it stayed under 10 all day! It didn’t stop the NLID! Regardless, boy did the Northern Lights sure glow today. We had 4 fabulous shows with 13 terrific dancers daring the arctic weather.
Our first stop was one of our favorite assisted care facilities: Belle Oaks. Our newer dances did great for the first time and our older ones got even better. We had a new dancer with us today and though she was nervous, Cassie shined like a true Northern Lights dancer.
Next we visited some old friends at the Cadillac Senior Center. Lots of folks braved the weather just to see us dance. It was awesome. The best part was on our way out we noticed a photo on the wall from 2008 of one of the first times we performed there. What a change and so memorable. We really have had some fun Irish Dancing.
After lunch, we headed to Sunnyside Assisted Living. We were eager to get there, because we have a grandpa living there waiting to see us dance. The dancers danced all 12 dances exceptionally well and we enjoyed yummy treats afterward.
The last place of our snowy, chilly day was to First Baptist Church of Cadillac. Every Tuesday and Thursday, they host a free meal. Though we were only able to dance in soft shoes, we pulled out lots of beautiful numbers for a full hour of dancing and singing. The audience was thrilled…perhaps it was the warm meal and surroundings, but I do believe the smiles were a bit brighter from watching the dancers.
We so enjoy being able to share our love of Irish dancing with our community and bringing joy to those who need a smile. I am always amazed at how the dancers perform and keep all their steps in their head after a day of 4-5 shows. Thank you God for this time and this awesome thing you gave us to share. It really is a fun way to spend a day!
We will be at the Great Wolf Lodge December 31st from 3-5! Come on out and see us!