Does every little girl or boy dream of becoming a dancer? When Moms and Dads sign their girls or boys up for a dance class….they just don’t know where the child may take it…Did these Dancers make their dreams come true? They are part of the Non Profit – Encore Theatrical Arts Project – Dance Company. Listen to what they have to say. These HS Seniors have lived the dream of dancing(exercise) Friends that became family, traveling to other countries and performing – creating smiles and happy spirits for all that went to their shows through High School – the challenging years of life for some teens that don’t find their outlet.
The Girl Scouts were dazzled during the back stage tour at the theater. They loved the Show and really enjoyed talking to the host of Teen Say, Mariann DiMattina-Gonzalez and the dancers back stage. Check out what they have to say about the show.
Local Gilrs from this company have moved on to become Rockettes on Broadway as well as Performers for Aladdin and Anastacia. They made their first dance class the first step in their show.
Peter Yarrow from Peter, Paul and Mary is a dear friend/ Mentor of Mariann DiMattina-Gonzalez’s. He is at James Madison University – Forbes Center for the Performing Arts today doing the Lonesome Traveler: The Folk Music Concert.
Teen Say wants to share this interview with you…
Peter Yarrow is a man that with Paul and Mary has changed the world with their folk music. They stood up for what they believed in. They marched for many causes. They believed that the way to Unite People was to have them Sing Together. The verses in the songs they created were about the things America was trying to Change. Listen to what he explains about, “If I had a Hammer” and “Blowing in the Wind”.
He gave Mariann advise when she was 18 years old. He told her to help people one person at a time. He told her changing the world is helping people – one person at a time if that is all you can do. She laughed and said, if you can’t Sing and reach a quarter million people like you did during the Civil Right’s Movement. He stood on the stage while Martin Luther King delivered his, “I have a Dream Speech” and sang for Equality.
Peter believes if educaters feel themselves united and effected by the music and singing together, they can combat the mean spirited. He is the Founder of Operation Respect and the “Don’t Laugh at Me” theme song in the schools. He has spoken at over 5oo schools and sang with Millions of People all over the World in hopes of Unity and Peace for All. He has degree in Psychology. He is more than a Muscician, Political Activist or incredible Folk Singer that has Changed the World. He is kind and loving to everyone no matter who they are. He talks to his fans like they are family. He loves everyone…truly an Angel on Duty for the World. During the current political uproar Peter said, “We have so much work to do”. He said, “Folk Music is more than songs about love and romance, they are about hopes and dreams and changing America”. Singing with Love for Humanity and Peace has been Peter’s mission in creating Harmony to unite people during Change or when the under dog loses faith. He will stand up with you and for you. His daughter Bethany has joined him in his mission. They wrote “Lift Us Up: A Song For America” that states, ” Unity brings Victory”. We need more Americans to Stand Up!! We Love You Peter for All You DO!!! “Lift Us Up! Make Us Strong!”
Teen Say went to see why Fox News highlighted the Encore Theatrical Arts Project – Christmas Show. Mariann got to interview the Girl Scouts during the tour back stage as well as Before and After the “Great” show. The dancers danced like the Rockettes and the Musical Story could put the holiday Spirit back in to the biggest Scrooges or Teens in Northern Virginia. “My whole family (Teen Children) came with me dragging their feet and left singing and dancing” wanting to make the show a tradition every year. It’s as good as a show on broadway but a quarter of the price. It’s warmer than Christmas Town at Bush Gardens and in my opinion gives people more of the Christmas Spirit. The Theatre – the lights, indoor snow, dancers, music, story, singing, Santa, Elves and Magic Hat make people of all ages smile like it’s Christmas Morning. Teen Say will air some of the Christmas Show and Girl Scout Interviews on:
Fairfax Public Access – Channel 10
Tuesday, December 18th at 12 am and Wednesday, December 19th at 6 pm.
It will be on Youtube under Teen Say after December 18th for those that want to share the link and make people smile.
December is Great! It ignites people’s Souls and Creates Memories in their Hearts ! People are happy because they see decorations and lights every where. It sparks their souls with energy. The music adds song and bounce to their busy schedule. They get cards from old friends or family that brighten their evenings. There are great candies and cookies everywhere. People are happy and excited. It’s the lights and the sugar 🙂 LOL.
People are trying to prepare for their holidays. Everyone unites this time of the year for one holiday or another. The Hallmark Channel creates love in the air. Everyone wants to feel that love or find that love. Match sites must be busy. LOL 🙂 Tree Lightings as well as Zoo Lights in Washington DC spark our spirits. Shopping for those shopaholics is amazing this time of the year especially when they find great deals. I hope all of you feel a lot of great emotions during this great month of Decemer. Happy December ! The most important thing to do in life is LIVE! Enjoy your little happy moments…they energize you for the New Year. Happy Holidays! Love Mariann
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We at Teen Say are Thankful for all of you! Please let us know if we can help you have your Say on Teen Say or Change the world by mentoring younger teens. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Watch or DVR the Thanksgiving Day Parade…always our tradition to watch while we cooked and baked. The Past few years my Family and I do the Turkey Trot. 🙂 It’s going to be cold but worth it….we will take Awesome Pictures with Turkey hats on and make memories to last a life time. Make Memories One and All!!!! Mariann xoxoxo