We had our school fete today, always a fun, if quite intense, day. As well as the regular jaffa smashing, bouncy castles, gourmet sausages, books, clothing and toy stalls, the fete organisers introduced a new one this year: The Busking Stall, where kids with a bent for performing could do their busking act and the money in the hat would go to the school. When they announced this, I - thinking a brothers routine would be awesome - asked my kids if they wanted to do a tapdance, but received a very emphatic NO in response. So, a little bit sadly, I let it go. (Except maybe I whined about how emphatic the no had been.)
But then Climber got very inspired by the tap workshop with Jason and announced he did want to do something. And a classmate of Cherub's, who also does with tap with us, mooted that he really wanted to perform, and next thing you know, my boys were the Busking Stall's opening act.
So this is them, doing it for the school! Cherub and friend are performing, with aplomb, one of their dances from tap class. Climber, in consultation with me but really, chiefly on his own, choreographed this a'capella routine. There's a lovely moment as he gets on stage where you see him take a huge deep breath to steady his nerves.
It's actually pretty relaxing having a family tap performance when I don't have to perform.
For ANZAC Day this is so beautiful and tender
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