It was a night of music, dancing, laughter and smiles.
The annual Saline Young Adult Program Talent Show was held at Saline Middle School Friday evening in front of an audience of more than 200 people.
Students in the Saline Area Schools Young Adult Program and in the Community Education Liberty Club lip-synched, sang, and danced in colorful costumes.
The Young Adult Program is designed to help people, aged 18-26, with developmental disabilities learn skills to help them lead a fulfilling and independent adult life. The Liberty Club provides similar services for adults older than 26.
Emcees Jody Feldkamp and Sarah Patton, teachers in the Young Adult Program, were engaging and funny as they introduced the acts.
The annual talent show is a big night for the students, Patton said.
“This is the one and only show our students put on for the whole year. They have worked ridiculously hard on this show,” Patton said.
The hard work paid off. Every act drew thunderous applause from the audience.
Among the highlights of the night was a rocking rendition of Shout by Stephen, Joey, Davey and Ryhs. Several of the students slick dance moves during Dear Future Husband and These Boots Are Walking. The students might have had the most fun during Star Wars, when they used lightsabers to slay Darth Vader after he’d just danced a jig.
The Liberty Club also provided some of the evening’s best moments. Perhaps the loudest applause was for the Liberty Club student who beautifully sang Over the Rainbow. During Yellow Submarine, they performed in colorful “Sgt. Pepper’s” style outfits.
The evening concluded with a farewell to graduating students.
To see videos from the show, click here.