Silent Sunday 1.9.19
Sep01

Silent Sunday 1.9.19

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Becoming a licensed chaperone
May21

Becoming a licensed chaperone

When kids take part in a performance, whether they’re starring in a Hollywood film or taking part in their dance school’s annual show, they need a chaperone. Until fairly recently, for the local dance shows, it was fine for chaperones to be parents. Some of them would probably have DBS from their work or other volunteering responsibilities and some of them wouldn’t. The ones without DBS wouldn’t take the kids...

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My daughter, panto and looking to the future
Jan15

My daughter, panto and looking to the future

The end of panto hits my daughter hard. Living in a panto bubble for seven or eight weeks is everything to her and she doesn’t want to go back to her boring life the way it was. Every time it comes to an end, it makes her think about her life and where she is going with it. Which is a pretty big thing for a girl of her age. At the end of the first year, we looked into her doing some sort of drama. We considered both Stagecoach...

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Panto 2017: It’s all over
Jan03

Panto 2017: It’s all over

And, just like that, panto is over for another year. And it’s been another fabulous year. Twenty five performances over 15 days, 16 rehearsals in two and a half weeks and eight disrupted school days. All over. This year, they squeezed the panto into four weeks rather than the usual five, but had only four shows less. There was a handful of days with three performances. On those days, one chorus team did two shows and one did...

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The panto – opening night!
Dec04

The panto – opening night!

It seems like only days since panto rehearsals started and all of a sudden we were at opening night! And we were all very excited. Actually, it really was only a few days since rehearsals started. We say there’s three weeks of rehearsals, but in reality it’s only two and a half. They started on a Tuesday in the middle of the November and they rehearsed every day after school, plus Saturdays, for that week and the following...

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