July 2016 - The McClain Family

Aloha, and Mahalo to Wendy & Jeremy & the PDD ohana for giving us the honor of Family of the Month for July.

We are the McClains ~ Sydney, her twin sister Samantha, younger brother Nick, parents Terri & John, and fur siblings Harley, Abby & Jordan. Sydney & Sam just finished 2nd grade, and Nick 1st grade at Kapolei Elementary. Sydney's Dad is in the Navy, and Mom is a real estate agent at Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties.

We have lived on beautiful Oahu for 4 years, and unfortunately this month we have to say farewell to our home & the PDD ohana. The Navy is moving us back to the Maryland/DC area, which is where we moved from in 2012. We have loved every single moment of living here.

Sydney started dancing in Maryland at age 3, and though she is somewhat shy, she lights up and becomes her true self when she's on the stage! She started at PDD in 2013 in ballet, until she went to "All That Jazz." then picked up jazz, and after "Holiday Festivus" last year she added hip hop. I cannot thank Sydney's teachers enough for all the knowledge & support they have given her. Not only have they taught her technique, they have taught her confidence, poise, and a little bit hip hop attitude too. She has grown as a dancer and as a person because of PDD.

As a parent I truly get a sense of family at PDD. Thank you to all the families, friends and staff for fostering such an atmosphere. I will cherish my most recent memories of Sydney competing at Jump & Spotlight, and being so proud of all the dancers, but also to be a PDD parent. Pas De Deux is the best of the best!

Please keep reaching for the stars!

The McClain Family