Tuesday, September 23, 2008


OK It is time for bed but just before I depart for a few weeks, I just have to scream and say "WOW!!!" Get ready for lots of pics and lots of tales. I will be keeping a journal until next I get acquainted with a computer! We are all so excited and will come home to you super enthused and charged. Alot of us are also going to the USA Concert of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE! ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Anyway, nighty night....Happy Holidays to all of our students.. Take care of yourselves. See You in Term 4, raring to go from October 13th.


WE are a day away from our dream trip to the States to perform at Disneyland, Universal Studios and take classes at the EDGE! We are still pinching ourselves- it just doesn't seem real!
We had our Final Rehearsal Sunday and I could have cried. You have all come so far and it was a tingly moment to be able to just sit back and enjoy you as performers. We are very proud of you all. You have pushed yourselves and worked so hard and been so co-operative with your teachers. Some of you may have doubted if it would all be worth it at times and I think we saw Sunday and I know we will see during this next week that YES, IT WAS DEFINATELY WORTH IT!You have all become better dancers and more importantly, better people because you know with Hard Work comes Great Rewards! From Miss Leesa and I, our love, best wishes and hearty applause. Have a wonderful trip, learn as much as you can, soak up as much as you can, enjoy as much as you can and have the time of your life. We can't wait to see you centre stage.
Special thanks to Gail for all her efforts with our uniform (we will look schmick- hope we don't get too mobbed at airports by paparazzi), Sonya for our stunning costumes, Anne (my mum) for the 3 hrs of hand beading on each and every Junior Modern costume, all the family and friends who shared in this from the very first audition and trusted that we were doing the very best for your children to ensure that this dream became a reality. BON VOYAGE!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Hey, Our Concert theme for Dubbo Concert was released yesterday!! Very exciting ! This year we are presenting "Once Upon a Time" which is looking like its going to be amazing!! We have already started some routines and after many a production meeting we have cooked up some fantastic ideas!! The kids in all our areas have been so enthusiastic and excited and so we know its going to be great fun getting ready for Concert Season. DUBBO CONCERT will be held on Saturday, 6th December at the Dubbo Civic Centre in a matinee performance at 3pm.
Orange and Forbes students will be presenting "A Tribute to Stage & Screen" and all your fave movies and musicals will be brought to life on stage at the Orange Civic Theatre on Sunday, 14th December at 2pm.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Hey, to get my kids L.A ready I made a visit to Dubbo's answer to Junior Jimmy Choos. My good friend, Kara Catto has just opened Dubbo's coolest kids shoe boutique and I am very proud to say that I am first customer. Stop oohing and ahhing over my kids shoes and take a visit to 269 Darling St from the 20th September to experience first hand specialised fittings and fabulous, funky shoes. Onny scored the most amazing silver, star sequinned boots and Both Cale and Archer are red carpet ready in their great summer shoes. I was in heaven. What to choose?? My faves are all there, including Immy's impossibly cool Lelli Kelly sequinned boots...
Step into "FUNKY FEET" as soon as you can!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Well all the September 4 gals have started a tradition with our shared birthday and we like to have a cake and a bit of a celebration at the studio. As you can see, we were toasted and Miss Rikki enjoyed a hearty rendition of "21 Today!" Also pictured are the birthday girls holding up their American dollars.....whoo hoo, L.A here we come!

More happy snaps


Pictured are the lovely Pink (aka Tania Schofield and co-ordinator of the night) and Amy Winehouse (aka Sonya O'Connor, most able assistant.) Thankyou to both starlets for a fantastic night! Thanks to everyone who was involved in making the night a success. Julie Richardson, Bec Richardson, Schofield clan, Sonya O'Connor, Anne O'Connor were all on set up and the artistic genius of Bill O'Shea. Thankyou also to Darienne Keizer, Sonya O'Connor, Rita Worboys, Kerry Campbell,Julie Richardson, yours truly, Anne O'Connor and the Schofields for the clean up. HUGE THANKS TO LANGLEY'S COACHES FOR THEIR GENEROUS DONATION OF TWO PARTY BUSES and to all the friends, family and fans of our dancers who supported this last hoo-rah!