Dancing through the dark

Book CoverIf you are related to, are friends of, live next door to, have your paper delivered by school age children, chances are you’ve been invited to attend a performance to celebrate the hard work they’ve put into their chosen pursuit this year.

Initially, I cringed at the thought of squeezing into a crowded auditorium packed with proud parents to spend two hours of precious Christmas planning time watching a show, but I seized the moment and went to one ballet and two jazz dance performances. And I’m so glad I did – it’s been enchanting.

The young people and the dance teachers of Christchurch have somehow achieved the impossible and brought a bit of magic to this battered city. Thanks guys. You’ve lifted my spirits. Three hearty Christmas cheers to you all!

Useful resources for dancers and dance-lovers: