Friday 13th of March was an evening of Entertainment at Ash in Arambol. The evening was a fundraising event to support Street and Slum children in Goa.
Declan joined us and the children a few days earlier for am afternoon of activities. He also offered for some of the children a chance to perform on stage. The three children chosen have attended dance classes during the last year, the fees paid from money raised from last years’ event. The children jumped at the chance and the three boys chosen were joined by a friend as support.
The evening started a little late but the music and dance were great to chill to while more came to watch the show.. One of the boys who had arrived early had an extra chance to go on stage with his mentor, Mauricio "BoogieLoop" who he had met the year before. They quickly rehearsed a little sketch with body popping and movements in front of an adoring crowd which applauded them both. Later that evening on the way home, the boy stated that he was now over his stage fright!
A little later the three boys and their friend got the chance to perform together. The music they danced to, was a mix of four songs each having a different dance style, the routine was very energetic and even included back flips which the audience loved. The children did so well, but sadly we had to leave early as it was a school night, so we headed home and all the kids were still high on the excitement of being able to perform alongside and in front of such a talented group of people.
Ash is a wonderful venue, a little hideaway close to the beach in Arambol. We send a huge thanks to Ash, Declan and Friends and all the performers who worked so hard to pull off a great evening of entertainment. The best thing is always when the children love it, and they did!