We were, once again, an absolute smash hit at the Merri Creek Fete last weekend. So many great comments about how good the kids were, and a smiling and appreciative (and huge) crowd to cheer them on. We had a great time, and I was super proud of them all. My sister came along and took some gorgeous shots for me.
We tend to perform from youngest to oldest so you can see the development. This is the Flappers class, for beginners and preppies. They are a very capable crew this lot.
I thought they did a great job. They had to master some tricky stuff but they made it look easy.
The next two classes are younger More Than Beginners, and I now have so many of them we've had to split across 2 classes. These are the Gliders1 Crew.
They always bring me sunshine.
And here are the Gliders2
They make me happy.
The Shufflers are intermediates. I love the application and dedication in this group. They really want to learn tap, and quite often I see kids from this class watching other classes to learn extra routines.
They had a fun and fast routine and they just seized it with gusto. A couple of these girls will be my junior teachers in a few years time, for sure!
The irrepressible Groovers. Junior advanced. Always fun, with that touch of Broadway in their souls. I could teach these guys all day. They're delightful.
Their performance was rather ritzy, and had quite a few performance elements that they worked very hard to achieve, like formation changes and different parts for different groups.
Tapsters. The Big End of school, the advanced class, the seniors. They got a huge cheer at the end of their routine, because the tapping was so full on in it.
And they had a surprise prop! Here they are throwing money around, although apparently Climber just couldn't get his out of his pockets in time. His face isn't giving it away though.
Take a bow, you gorgeous kids!
For ANZAC Day this is so beautiful and tender
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