Zumba Recital at Friendship Circle

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Teens and Twenties at the Friendship Circle of Crown Heights put on a Zumba recital for volunteers and proud parents.

A winter Motzei Shabbos may seem to drag on and on, but for a group of young woman with special needs, it never seemed long enough.

The Friendship Circle of Brooklyn’s Teen & Twenties Division recently completed a 10 week ZUMBA fitness workshop. Under the direction of Mushky BorisuteMushki Tenenbaum and Feigy Friedman, 25 girls got together on Saturday evening for ninety minutes of dance, a hearty Melava Malka and a “Learn a Life Skill” session.

The final weekend culminated with a recital for all mothers. As the program began, the girls performed three rehearsed songs, followed by each girl taking the lead and free-styling, having the rest of the group and moms which by then joined in on the fun – follow their lead.

Gifts were then given to the volunteers and coordinators by the director of the Friendship Circle, Mrs. Chani Majesky.

Watching the girls in action, some of whom never get the opportunity to take the stage, never mind perform, was truly a moving and exciting sight to behold.

“My daughter literally came out of her shell!” exclaimed one mother. “She finally has a peer group that she is comfortable in, that makes her feel good about herself and the talents she has.”