Letter for October 4, 2000
CR and I just returned from a fantastic weekend convention for the state of New
Mexico. There are lots of eager directors there and many attend our Santa
Fe Dance Festival in March. This is a trip we always look
forward to because of the atmosphere and beauty of the mountains that time of
Ever dream about going to New York for dance classes and Broadway Shows? Take
advantage of this great opportunity as we offer, once again, the Millennium
Dance Consortium....a dance experience, offered by ADTS® and ATS
Tours and Travel. Click on the link to see travel information
about this and other trips. Experience Alvin
Ailey Dance Company dance masters. It is the ULTIMATE dance experience for you and
your team without a contest.
We are delighted to have our first One
Day Dance Workshop this Saturday at Cain Middle School in the
Dallas area. These workshops will bring 4-8 of the latest dance routines to your
team along with dance technique workshops to improve leaps, turns and dance
skills. We will also be offering Custom One Day Dance Workshops for teams
wanting to learn 2 new custom choreographed routines for contest. Contact
us for more information!
Below is a passage that was sent to me by Kathy Enyart, director of the Iowa
State Drill Team Competition. Hope you enjoy it as I did. Have a
wonderful week, and as always, please keep in touch....
Joyce E. Pennington
By a Child . . .
"When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my first painting
on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a stray cat, and I
learned that it was good to be kind to animals.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me
and I learned that little things can be the special things in life.
When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a prayer, and I knew
there is a God I could always talk to and I learned to trust in God.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make a meal and take it to a
friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of your time and money
to help people who had nothing and I learned that those who have something
should give to those who don't.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I felt you kiss me good night and I
felt loved and safe.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you take care of our house and
everyone in it and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw how you handled your
responsibilities, even when you didn't feel good and I learned that I
would have to be responsible when I grow up.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come from your eyes and I
learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw that you cared and I wanted to be
everything that I could be.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I learned most of life's lessons that I
need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked at you and wanted to say,
Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.'"
Each of us, parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt or friend, influence the life
of a child