Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dance - a teaser

Today Prisha's dance teachers called us over to see her dancing to give us an idea of what she has been learning.I was so excited.Till now she had shown me bits at home. She and I would finish her class and then as we passed Mac Donald's, she would show me all that she learnt on the steps outside Mac D.Today I looked forward to see her dance in the class. I was so happy.
 I waited outside and went around buying things I needed for dinner while she danced.Soon we were all called into her dance room and she was soon in position.The music started and my little dancer started to move her little body. I saw her doing the salsa moves that she learnt and her little frilly skirt moved around her little hips. So cute! I had moist eyes and I kept wiping them away.We all cheered the little dancers and my girl and I hugged each other hard.
I had noticed Prisha looking at the teacher move and was copying her . I thought of talking to her as she was really straining herself. As the music she danced was in Hindi language and she did not know the language, she looked at her and danced.She was put in the corner far from the teacher, which made her really strain herself.When I brought it to her notice, she said that Prisha was dancing well and lip read her and so there was nothing to worry. To this I immediately told her that Prisha was auditorily trained and did not lip read , in fact she interacted in the dark too.I loved the shocked look on her face as they are still under the impression that deaf are always signing or lip reading.I am happy to be part of this changed opinion that deaf are mute too and are not listening.   


  1. I love the fact that people assume deaf children cannot talk or listen, and then our children prove the opposite- they are fantastic listeners (and can talk your ear off, haha).

    I think I would have been in tears of joy watching my child perform and do so well, too. Congratulations to Prisha on learning a new art!

  2. I'm glad she's doing so well in dance, and that she's getting music instruction, too. It can help a lot with both auditory training and voice modulation, and of course singing does so much to relieve stress and bring joy. I hope she always has music in her life.

  3. a new beginning!cogratulations,they lov music like everybody helps them to follow the rythem n simultaniously improve their listining-speaking ability.i saw 2-3 shows where participants performed classical dance even though they were hearing impaired,they were reading their masters lips n feeling the vibrations of the speaker.but if they can hear they r no different from us,its only that they don't understands the language but don't v also follow the rythem n dance merrily when v hear a foreign language song.v also catch few words but not all,so i think they r at par with difference at all.i m sure this will help Prisha in picking hindi more.

  4. Such a lovely post..children respond to the rhythm of music spontaneously and am sure Prisha will be a wonderful dancer,beleive me.
    So many times i dont hear the words of the songs but the dance comes from within one self,doesnt it?
    stay at it,wonderful mum.Hugs