Christy Moya said there have been hundreds of dance practices and recitals in her 10-year-old daughter Alexandra’s past and maybe more in the future. But according to her mother Christy, anything that has happened in the past or will happen in the future pale in comparison to Alexandra’s experience as a Jr. Dodgers Dancer.
Alexandra joined the Jr. Dodgers Dancers last year and was able to perform at Dodger Stadium, prior to a game, and this year accepted an award from legendary Dodger Don Newcombe.
The Jr. Dodgers Dancers experience was rewarding on multiple levels, both for Alexandra and her parents.
“It was like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Christy. “It was the coolest thing because it was a way for us and for her to express her love for the Dodgers and feel a part of their organization, not just to be a fan from a distance.”
Christy added that the pride wasn’t only felt by the Moya family, but by their neighbors, who came out to the game to support her.
“It almost became like a community thing,” she said.
One other advantage was that it gave her daughter a sense of belonging and helped her develop a new love.
“It’s a good way for girls to embrace the love of sports,” she said. “It piques their interest in baseball as well.”