Marlin Elementary students collaborate at community event

Shake those hips! Move those les girls! Beat those drums! Play that guitar chico!  Wow, those Cultural Troupe Dancers and Latino Ensemble Dancers were amazingly, phenomenal on Saturday, April 23.

Bulldog Country hosted its first family and community fair event this past Saturday, at the Middle School from last 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

It was a real “block party” Marlin style with games, food trucks, a car show, pre-K registration booth, a literacy team passing out free books, dynamic drums from Marlin’s band, free COVID-19 shots, and then there were Ms. Rhonda Milton’s cultural troupe dancers from elementary school. For two weeks, young girls and guys practiced their moves and steps to become cultural dancers representing their communities from both African American homes and the Hispanic families.

Look at what can happen when happy kids can channel all their abundant energy into an enrichment activity that is fun and beautiful at the same time. Look at how we can rise together when the community supports our kids and each other in an entertaining social outlet such as dance. At this age, it is critical for their psychological, emotional, and cultural development.

Marlin’s community of diverse families showed up and showed out to celebrate their children, their grandchildren and great- grands.  We saw how important it is for our kids to move with their music. I bet that it will be a lot easier for our parents to understand the true importance of dance. 

Ms. Milton wants to express her sincere appreciation and gratitude to all the parents, families, and teachers who supported these young dancers as they strived to reach their full potential. Thanks for trusting me with your kiddos.  Special thanks to the Marlin ISD district leaders who made this opportunity available, our first annual family and community event.  

Dance is important in a child’s life ….


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