If 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: