Thursday, April 7, 2011


So, just letting you know, I am now a very proud and dedicated SOCCER MUM and NETBALL MUM. Funny moment, our costume designer extraordinaire and devoted Aunt, Sonya was spotted at the soccer ovals commenting on how great they looked in their red "costumes!" Try uniforms, but hey, I agree, a little bit of sequin, a little bit of razzle dazzle and they would have looked even better! WHOO !! GO ORANA SPURS! GO ST FUNKY FAIRIES!
I just went a little bit GAGA but am loving the opportunity to support from the sidelines. Let's hope Cale and Onny don't possess my sporting ummm "prowess."
So, after hearing news reports of a Sydney coach who was beseiged by fold out chairs and had to defend himself with scissors, I am hoping, come Eisteddfod season that I don't see any of my beloved stage mums approach with similar weapons of destruction. Pointe shoes can be deadly!


So yes my phone rings, beeps, vibrates almost sure, it could be anyone. I have had so many calls this week from new students! Term 2 looks set to be big and of course there have been calls wanting some holiday lessons but imagine my surprise when the phone rings, I answer to discover, my old pal MR MICKEY MOUSE inviting us back for a triumphant RETURN USA DANCE TOUR! YAY!! ( Cartwheel, Toyota leap, much squealing, much pinching myself!!)
YES STEPPING OUT IS GOING BACK TO DISNEYLAND IN 2012! Email the gorgeous Miss Leesa at and she will send your way an itinerary ( yes it's even more amazing this time around) and pricing for this incredible adventure. Everyone is welcome. We learnt so much from last trip so if possible, this one will be even better.

We are on Holidays- Well Amost!

JUST HAD TO RE ACQUAINT YOU WITH MY EVIE! Isn't she growing up fast? 7 months old and VERY MOBILE!
Hey All,
Tomorrow we head off on our annual pilgrimage to Port Stephens or Awesome Bay as Archer calls it!
Please book your privates for second week with me via my mobile number ASAP. ( for all those soloists limbering up for Gulgong.)
All Performance kids were given notes last week about classes on Monday, 25th April. We will be rehearsing our group performances for Gulgong Eisteddfod on this day. We know that Gulgong has snuck up on us but we know you are all busting to get out there and dance so we will make sure in the week leading up to this exciting day that we are ready and raring to go.
You will be notified of Costume Pick up on this day as well. Be prepared to be blown away! They are going to be sensational.
I will be packing the lap top and posting from our balcony overlooking Shoal Bay ( don't you just hate me) but am looking forward to finally taking some time to pause, reflect and exhale on what has been a very hectic but rewarding Term.
I have some fab pics too to share.
Our beautiful Vincent is home and has been teaching at the studio and sharing his genius. He is creating the most stunning Contemporary routine at the moment ( goosebumps!!)
So there is lots to share over coming weeks.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Faster Than the Speed of Light or Open Jazz's Turn Sequence

I, oh lover of words, cannot believe that it has been so long since my last post. No excuses........ok, so I, do have a few. Sure, so I haven't been strolling across a road in Double Bay, ala Jackie O and bottlefeeding my baby, but I have been very busy MOTHERING and by mothering I mean not just my own but the studio too. FLAT CHAT it has been. But back to Jackie O, is this really debate worthy, as a devoted mum myself and fervent multi tasker ( typing this post, washing up, entertaining the boys with a rousing rendition of "this old man", feeding Evie, mastering finger knitting, facebooking and of course online shopping) I realise that in this day and age, we, especially us Mums, have alot to juggle. The times they are a changing and I think instead of villifying working Mums, we should be saluting them. Seems something is very amiss that headlines can be brandishing outrage over a radio announcer's need to feed her baby en route rather than the thousands upon thousands of children who don't get fed at all or live with abuse and neglect.
So to all the tired, multi tasking, harrassed mums I see doing the drop off to dance each day and managing it all with a smile, at times,a tad weary smile but one nonetheless, thank you. I promise I shall add more posts to my ever growing list of daily (mmm I won't use the word "Chores" I'll say agenda.)
* Vincent is in at the studio today choreographing a masterpiece with the Seniors. I can't wait to check in on them very soon.
* Miss Leesa has some big news ( not of a baby kind)
* Gulgong Eisteddfod kicks off Tuesday, 26th April. Group Day 1st May.
* Soloists are all working very hard in finishing off routines for their first Eisteddfods.
* Newsletter OUT this week and loads more posts. I have missed you all.
See what the newspapers have to say about dance teacher crossing the street, baby strapped to her, other four trailing mother duck style and blogging as she dances into the studio.