The Dance Wrap – Extra Spicy

It’s been an eventful couple of weeks – I’ve only provided a few snapshots here and there via Twitter and FaceBook, but here’s what’s been happening:

Anthony and Allanah travelled to Sydney to compete in the South Pacific Championships at Darling Harbour. They danced up a storm in the Juvenile category and came home with an armful of trophies (plaques are great for packing in luggage…) for 5 first places and a 2nd, among other awards. As a result, they skip a whole level in the ‘New Vogue’ style and are now ‘Level 3’ competitors. We’re very proud and pleased that they managed to do so well in a national competition.

Caleb and Kirsty also distinguished themselves at the ‘Rising Star’ Championships in Perth with some great results.

Also, it was a true family affair when all three kids performed for the Stevens Dance Academy end of year ballet concert. Ainslie spent weeks co-ordinating the assembly and decoration of 38 tutus with a very intricate artistic (and interpersonal) ballet all of their own. I got to help out backstage and learned for the first time about the gentle art of scrim wrangling. Great show!