Wellington World Down Syndrome Day Disco

We were so happy to hold a disco for World Down Syndrome Day this year. Last year we were all set to go but needed to cancel at the last minute due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

We had a great turnout at the Newlands’ community centre, including some people from the public who just popped in to see what we were doing.

As parents arrived we had barista coffee, chocolate brownies and some colouring in for the kids. But the main event was in the hall where we had great lights, a smoke machine, balloons and glow sticks.

Our DJ played tunes throughout the afternoon and did an awesome job of reading the room and playing age appropriate songs.

Erin and Amelie came in to give some dance tips and really got the group rocking.

At 5pm we connected into the NZDSA Big Connect. It was a little hard to hear but we were there in spirit and all munched down on some pizza. It was lovely of NZDSA to provide a cake for their 40th birthday and we all enjoyed eating that.

After getting refuelled it was back into the dancing. Everyone seemed to leave very happy. Some kids were really stoked to get spot prizes for their dancing efforts. We were also really impressed with Alex and Ava’s effort to come all the way over the hill from the Wairarapa.

A big Thanks to

  • Deborah Jones for her huge effort to run such a successful event
  • NZDSA for the cake that you supplied – Happy 40th Birthday
  • DJ RayDeo (aka Ray Heron) for our great sounds
  • Erin and Amelie from Instep Dance Studio for teaching us some great moves.
  • The rest of the WDSA committee and helpers that made the afternoon a success.
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