Written - 30th December 2019
And just like that another Showcase, another year, another Christmas over! Where does the time go? It only feels like two minutes ago that mum and I were viewing our new Showcase space and talking costumes and now we are already talking about the next!
I am extremely proud of what the children & VJSD have achieved this year. The children gave flawless performances, with smiles and enjoyment written on all their faces & VJSD has doubled in size since our 2018 Showcase. With December drawing to an end I can say that I am a very happy dance teacher.
Our youngest dancer this year was just 2 years old and what a delight it was to see her up on stage keeping up with her class mates. Our oldest wowed us with her solo tap ability and street dance moves and all our other children 3-10 years made us all proud with their ballet, tap and street routines.
This year I hired costumes from a local dance school, which the children enjoyed trying on and wearing and I thank parents for their understanding when classes ran five minutes late due to the trying on of costumes. Producing a show of any size comes with a list of things to do, costumes, spacing, running orders, music playlists, payments, refreshments and I thank all my family and friends for their help with the planning process and especially their help on the day. I also thank you - the parents - for your continued support and for choosing VJSD.
Next year I hope to increase the School even more and join the two schools together to make a smooth, continuous dance show, so i'll be planning from January (which you may think is mad).
Until then happy New Year & see you in January.
VJSD First Showcase
Sunday 16th December
I am the proudest dance teacher in the world this evening as I look back on the events of yesterday, December 15th 2018. On this day VJSD hosted it's first Showcase, showcasing work produced in classes to family and friends at Greasley Church Hall. Besides the rain and the overcrowded car parking, the evening was a success, with parents looking on at their children with eager eyes and proud hearts.
Lessons leading up to a showcase like this are never easy, there's lines and spacing to think about, costumes to try on and routines to remember but the children never moaned or made a fuss and I am super proud of what they have achieved.
I would like to thank my Husband Paul and my family for their support through out it all and for their tea making skills during the event. Running a dance school is hard - rewarding but hard - I could not do what I love the most without the support of family and friends.
VJSD Showcase One was a success and I hope to have more faces and a bigger hall at my next one, until then I look forward to seeing the children and having fun in lessons.