Saturday, May 31, 2014

May 31. Day 151. Singin' and dancin' in the rain

Jumping for joy (from left) Xanthi, 6, Skye, 8, Brianna, 7, Eloise, 8 and Madeleine, 8

And little Summer clearly can't wait to join the bigger girls on stage
Beautifully styled hair and perfect make-up has no greater enemy than rain - but try telling that to the young ladies of Jam Performing Arts. They were poised, talented and beautiful but they'd been up since 5am, their eisteddfod performance was over and it was mid afternoon and raining. So what are young girls to do but to take their moves outside on to the soggy school oval? Yep, you can't take the dance moves out of the child any more than you can take the child out of the dancer. And let's face it, who would want to? As the mum of Drama Teen, I know there's a huge difference between a stage mum and the mother of a child on stage. I also know it's the same with dancers but TV shows such as Dance Mums do nothing for the image of the average parent of a child who just loves to perform. Sure you have to drive Mum's taxi and open and wallet (often) but the passion and drive comes from within not from tiger parenting. I didn't see them on stage but given they have an average age of just 7 and were dancing in an Under 12 competition it's clear they have professionalism and talent to burn. Talking to them it was also clear that they had a dance vocabulary way beyond my own but in the end these girls just want to have fun and that's how it should be.


  1. Aww to be young and flexible! I am so in love with their dedication. And yes they look like they are having the most fun ever =) #countrykids

  2. What dedication and at such a young age and it's look like they are having a great time with their friends, I'm sure they will be very successful. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.