Musings of a Dance Momma ~ Acrobatics Festival [Part 2]

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Acrobatics Festival

Acrobatics Festival

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With the Acrobatics Festival in full swing over the course of October, Fifi finally had the opportunity to perform her group dance, Bare Necessities and the girls did EXTREMELY well.
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They got an A+ and a HUGE trophy. We could, unfortunately, not be at the Adjudication.
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These girls have been working really hard all year and their hard work panned out beautifully today. Their lifts were near perfect and they had the audience in awe. It was a sight to see. I’m thrilled and amazed at how far Fifi has come in the last year and I couldn’t be happier that she is doing so well.
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A HUGE thank you to Jackie McGinn from J&C Dance Creations for all the countless hours you have put into our girls and for helping them work towards their full potential.

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Musings of a Dance Momma ~ Roodepoort Dance Festival [Part 2]

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Fifi danced her first solo at the Roodepoort Dance Festival last week and BOY am I proud! Last year she did a class dance at the Gauteng Dance Festival on a school stage, THIS year she got to dance, alone, on a HUGE theatre stage.

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Fifi and her friends backstage awaiting the big moment!


I was a nervous wreck! She was a nervous wreck! Her dance teacher was amazing and settled her down beautifully. The teachers have been so supportive and have brought the best out of all our girls.
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Once she was on stage and saw me (I sat very close to the front) I saw her visibly relax. She danced beautifully. I’m pretty sure I burst with pride as she was dancing her heart out and thoroughly enjoying herself on stage.
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I’m always amazing at how this little introvert just blossoms on stage. She is a meek and mild little girl in public and a force to be reckoned with on stage.
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I am so proud of this blossoming little dancer. She loves it and has decided to start Contemporary Dancing next year. I am so glad that she has found her passion. I see many, many, dance competitions and recitals in our future!
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Fifi has worked really hard on this dance the whole year and her dedication has paid off. She took a second place and I am thrilled with her performance.
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She danced to the song, Try, by Patrick Brasca featuring Jay Chou, from Kung Fu Panda 3. She initially wanted a tiger print costume, but we realised that it wouldn’t work on stage and she ended up choosing these gorgeous fabrics for her costume. I love the colours and she just sparkled under the lights.
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She dances Try again at the Gauteng Festival, I’m looking forward to her performance.
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Musings of a Dance Momma ~ Roodepoort Dance Festival [Part 1]

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We are slap bang in the middle of Modern Dance Festivals and Fifi is doing exceptionally well. I am so proud of her. Her 2 groups took first place at the Roodepoort Dance Festival last week and her first ever solo took a second.

We are thrilled with the results again this year. Her groups danced in 2 age group sections, Under 8 AND Under 10. Fifi is 7,5 years old.

When She Loved Me was danced in the 8 and Under section and brought most of the audience to tears. It was SO beautifully danced. The girls had their expressions perfect for the sad music and told the story beautifully. The Adjudicators clearly loved this performance just as much as the audience. I was so glad that I’d thought to put a pack of tissues in my bag, they came in handy for all the momma’s watching their beautiful little girls interpreting this song.
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Anxiously awaiting for their turn on stage.

 
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Guess who spotted Momma in the audience?

 
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The Adjudicator’s comments on the report. We couldn’t be more proud of this beautifully talented group of little girls.

Funky Town was their second group dance and fell under the Under 10 section. They won their section with this dance last year as well. They dance groups 2 years in a row, with technical changes added to the dance the following year. This is the last year they are dancing Funky Town. This dance always gets the audience’s attention and everyone loves this dance! I’m sad to see this dance go. The girls love that they are, so far, unbeaten at Roodepoort in their groups.
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Hamming it up for the camera backstage. These girls are old pros and LOVE performing this dance.

 
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She really does enjoy this dance. “It’s so much fun, Momma!”

 
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I love watching her on stage

 
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The finish, all these gorgeously talented girls deserved this win, hands down!

Tomorrow she does her first group dance, Funky Town, at the Gauteng Dance Festival. This is also the first Festival Pixie will be dancing in!!! *EEEEEK*

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Happy 7th Birthday Fifi

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I simply cannot believe that Fifi is now 7 years old. It feels like yesterday that we celebrated her 1st birthday! Happy birthday my precious princess! Momma and Daddy love you to Pluto and back <3 katie 7th birthday

My Tiny Little Brat
I fell deeply in love with you my princess, even before I saw you,
How happy you made me just by your presence, you have no clue.
The first time you kicked, is a moment I will cherish forever,
I just couldn’t wait for that moment when we would be together.

I just could not have asked God for a better gift than you, my baby,
I feel so proud looking at you grown into such a fine young lady.
I promise to be your guardian angel and always stand by your side.
No matter how old you are, you will always be my dear little child.
Happy Birthday !!!

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Paw Patrol Heroes are on the Beat at Sandton City

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PAW PATROL” HEROES MARSHALL & CHASE ARE ON THE BEAT AT SANDTON CITY FROM 4 DECEMBER

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ALL PAWS TO THE RESCUE AT NICK JR.’S CHRISTMAS EXTRAVANGZA

“PAW PATROL” HEROES MARSHALL & CHASE ARE ON THE BEAT AT SANDTON CITY FROM 4 DECEMBER
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Johannesburg, 2 December 2015: Puppy power hits Sandton City this week as Nick Jr.’s doggy-themed festive extravaganza gets under way (4-24 December, Sandton City).
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This year’s fun-filled celebration, “Sandton City Presents Nick Jr.’s Paw Patrol” is based for the first time around action-packed pre-school adventure series Paw Patrol, Nick Jr.’s CGI animated programme about the exciting lives of a pack of heroic puppies led by a tech savvy 10-year old boy called Ryder.
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A unique blend of problem solving skills, cool vehicles and physical humour, the Paw Patrol pups work together on rescue missions to protect the Adventure Bay community where they live. From Marshall the firedog to Chase the police pup and Skye who flies high in her copter, each pup brings a unique personality and skills to the team, demonstrating the importance of teamwork and good citizenship.

Bring your little ones to the Fountain Court, Sandton City from the 4-24 December to learn about staying safe with the Paw Patrol team, and join in some fun sing-a-longs with Marshall (an excitable 6-year old Dalmatian pup who’s the team’s fire dog) and Chase (an athletic 7-year old German Shepherd police dog who’s definitely leader of the pack). Plus there’s meet and greets with the characters and other fun activities such as building block pits and craft stations.
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Paw Patrol interactive singalong shows are at 10:00 am, 13:00 pm, 16:00 pm and 18:00 pm daily, with meet and greets at 11:00 am, 14:00 pm and 17:00 pm.
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Commented Head of Nickelodeon, Tasania Parsadh, “We are very excited to bring Marshall and Chase from Nick Jr.’s Paw Patrol to Sandton City for the first time; these lovable pups will make kids laugh out loud and also teach kids and their parents about the importance of safety.”

For more rescue fun with the Paw Patrol, tune into Nick Jr. (DStv 307) every day @ 14:10pm.

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Tinsel the Elf on the Shelf has arrived!

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Meet Tinsel the Elf

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He has come to keep an eye on kidlets during the month of December.

What is Elf on the Shelf?

Children and adults alike love the magic of Christmas and it’s traditions. with it, Each family has their own traditions so why not get your own ELF ON THE SHELF today to begin this really exciting and special tradition in your family.

ELF ON THE SHELF is a a little toy character that appears in your home round the 1st of December. Once you have given your Elf a name Santa’s little helper watches if the children are being naughty or nice and “reports” to Santa whilst they are asleep. He has magical powers as you will find out. He can listen to the children and can even take messages back to Santa on the North Pole. He returns each day before day break and is found by the very excited children in a different part of the house to where they left him when thy went to bed. Children love to wake up and race around looking for their specially named elf each morning.
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South African’s can purchase the Elf of the Self over at Family Traditions.

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