The annual Station Street Open Mind Fiesta is run by the Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria and aims to help remove the stigma associated with Mental Illness. I've been proud to be a part of this festival for the last 4 years, and to support such a worthy cause.
I think we had a really good show today, and luckily for us, the bad weather held off. Here are some shots of us, and there are more over here.
This is The Tap-pets; myself and the lovely Miss Kaye, performing the opening number.
Below, you see the Tiny Tappers, all of them too small to even be at school. This photo here shows us doing little shoulder drops, which was a winner with the audience, a collective Aw! came up as they did it.
These kids are the Junior Shufflers, and here you see us being Supercalifragilistic etc, I'm having an invisible cuppa at this moment, I hope I don't always make this face when I drink tea.
Ah, the Gliding Groovers, they are getting to be very clever tappers. This is a moment of stillness just before the music starts, but they all love this dance so you can see the anticipation on their faces.
The Tapsters, who performed an acapella routine with rather advanced moves in it and kept the beat nice and strong. This photo shows them doing their second routine, the one they did with music: the line here is you can't see my feet cos they move so fast and look, its true!
The kids and Miss Kaye did a fabulous job, and we all enjoyed ourselves enormously. As ever, I am indebted to Mister Fixit and the wonderful Nell for all their help. I hope Nell's case of the shakes has subsided, she was in charge of Music On And Off and had to contend with the clapped out switch on my ipod so she says she got a bit tense! Thank you Nell, you rock. Thanks also to my Dad who took these lovely photos for us.
For ANZAC Day this is so beautiful and tender
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