Hello Friends. If you have been following my blog for some time now, you will know that my daughter has been studying dance since she was six years old. This year marks her seventh year and she continues to have the amazing passion of spinning and twirling as if she were still six. But she hit a hard roadblock at the beginning of the year.
Her much loved teacher, also named Leanne, needed to focus on family and returned to the United States. We miss her dreadfully because not only was she an incredibly talented teacher, she became and still is a beautiful family friend.
The dance studio has been bought by another lovely teacher and Tahlia continues to dance and study with her new friend.. formerly a dance student of Ms Leanne's. *grin* Which brings me to my layout and the hash tag of starting over_2013.
"the ART of discipline"
products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Elle's Studio: Serendipity; alpha - Jillibean Soup; other - Elle's Studio: Lil' Snippets labels, Serendipity cutouts ; Manor House flowers; Green Tara miniblooms; Greatest View badges/flair: In Style, School Rocks!, triple pearl pin, sequins, twine, mist, vellum; tools - border punch, typewriter.
My girl has worked so hard in perfecting her barre work. She is improving in strength and flexibility every day. I got to sneak into class one day and managed to take some photos. This layout has been created with my July DT kit from The Scrapbook Store. It is full of gorgeous Elle's Studio Serendipity. I've just added the Greatest View badges/flair which are now also available from The Scrapbook Store.
The larger flowers are from Manor House. The dark pink one has been cut down to size from one of the beautiful flower vines. Trust me. That was a hard choice to actually make that cut! *grin* .
On a side note: Tahlia now goes to dance class three times a week. Twice a week with the dance studio, two hours each session and now every Thursday afternoon for three hours with her school performance team. Last year she auditioned for and was successful in making the High School Dance Extension team - a maximum of thirty students. Within this team, she recently auditioned for and again was successful in making the Junior Dance Troup (Eisteddfod performance team - open audition). Again a team of thirty girls from grade 8 through to grade 10. She was one of five grade 8 students. Over 200 girls applied for the team. I am so very proud of her and her achievements. The goals she is setting and then marking off her list goes to prove her discipline in a tough field.
Thanks so much for visiting..x