Sunday, December 13, 2009

End of Year Tap Christmas Party

Last year I put on the Tap School Christmas Party and Performance with parvovirus and a bad disc in my neck. Surprisingly it went well and I think I even had fun, but this year I was in perfect health and enjoyed the proceedings much more.

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I think I am the luckiest tap teacher around, because I have such gorgeous students. And they come from the loveliest families.

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I am also very lucky and thankful to have Mister Fixit supporting me. Although occasionally he mutters that he would like my school to earn more money than it does, he is always there helping me set up and pack up, and the Christmas Party was no exception. The whole family went to the Tap Hall on Friday night where we ate pizza and set up furniture. Then, at home, while I got together all my bits and bobs (tinsel, tablecloths, tickets etc) Fixit funneled cordial in through the tap of the 12-litre dispenser that had been designed for just one use and no refills - take that water-sellers!! Next morning he repaired Tap Hall doors and my tap shoes, fetched the coffees, and drove home-and-back 20 minutes before the performance began because the Climber only had one tap shoe. He also stood on a chair at the back and took photographs for me. He is ace.

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I am also eternally grateful to the gorgeous Nell, who week after week collects the fees, hands out stamps & stickers, sells merchandise and disseminates information for me; all for the beggarly wage of 2 sausage rolls per week. She is also my Production Manager at all gigs - we used to call her The Tech-ie but some (tech-ie) guy at the last fete we did gave her ideas and she quickly adopted the fancier moniker. I am lucky to have a friend like her! Thank you Nell.

miss c and nell


  1. I love the photo of you and Nell.

    And bravo Mr Fixit.

    I bet the students and parents think they are lucky to have you..

  2. Wish I'd been there. Maybe next year. All those kids are suddenly not so little any more.

  3. I am so bummed that I didn't know you when my kids were younger so I could send them to your School of Totally Terrific Tapping!!

    Love the photos, thanks Mr. Fixit.

  4. We love Fixit!

    We love Nell!

    We love you too!

    In a totally "I'm here and you are safely there" non creepy kind of way, of course.

  5. We should all be so lucky to have a Fixit and a Nell in our lives!

  6. It looks as though everyone had a fantastic time. All of those kids are lucky to have you as their teacher.

  7. Looks like everyone had so much fun.

  8. You certainly are lucky (and deserving!) to have all of that wonderful support.
    I love the ballet tutus!


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