5-14funkids2DIG.jpgAll it took to get Alyssa Perez to open up was a little Shakira.
“I was shy,” said the smiling middle-schooler. “I never talked. I used to be afraid to do stuff.”
All that changed after she joined the Lumpkin County Middle School K.I.S.S. Club. And then she started to dance.
“I love it,” she said. “just being with everybody and dancing and doing something.”
The LCMS K.I.S.S. Club (short for Kids In Super Shape) is the brainchild of teacher Debbie Carter-Dye who personally developed the after-school program centered around fun, games, healthy habits and high-energy Zumba-like dance sessions to hits like Shakira’s Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).
“She’s used to be shy,” laughed Carter-Dye. “She’s not anymore.”….Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 11.41.43 AM

Get the full scoop on the LCMS K.I.S.S. Club at www.thedahloneganugget.com or in this week’s print edition….5-14:funkids4DSC_1613DSC_1610DSC_1577DSC_15705-14:funkids75-14:funkids6DSC_1623…and check out the K.I.S.S. Club website right here and their star-studded Youtube clip right here:Screen Shot 2014-05-14 at 11.27.27 AM
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