Our Weekly Letter for January 3, 2001

Happy New Year to everyone!
Hope that your holidays were full of joy and sharing with family. We had a wonderful time the the All Star game halftime in spite of the cold! We depart today for Houston for the TDDTEA convention. We will see over 300 directors from around the state of Texas as well as over 150 All State team members perform a group production number. I am presenting an En Croix workshop on Saturday. Conventions are a way for directors to rejuvenate themselves before contest or camp, through professional enrichment. Check our website for more state associations as well as the DTDA national convention.
For the high school seniors around the country, college dance auditions are just around the corner. We heard from the University of Texas Pom Squad and they encourage interested members to visit their web site at http://geocites.com/texascheer2000 or call their spirit office at 512/232-2911. 
We have a great opportunity for high school dancers to perform with the Texas A&M Aggie Dance Team the last weekend in January. Download information from our Special Events page on our web site. To contact the Aggie Dance Team write to Jennifer Hart. For more college audition information, visit the DTDA web site and link to College Dance Teams.
Contests are just around the corner. If you need music professionally edited or cut, contact Cass Moore. Cass knows dance team music and can create special effects and professional digital editing at an affordable price. In fact, Cass sent me this recipe for a Happy New Year that I know you will enjoy as I did. 
Good luck as you all venture back to school and as always, please stay in touch.

Joyce E. Pennington
President, CEO
American Dance/Drill Team®

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Recipe for a Happy New Year

Take twelve whole months. Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate, and jealousy. Make them just as fresh and clean as possible.  Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty or thirty-one different parts, but don't make the whole batch at once. Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients.  Mix well into each day one part of faith, one part of patience, one part of courage, and one part of work. Add to each day one part of hope, faithfulness, generosity, and meditation, and one good deed. Season the whole with a dash of good spirits, a sprinkle of fun, a pinch of play, and a cupful of good humor. Pour all of this into a vessel of love. Cook thoroughly over radiant joy, garnish with a smile, and serve with quietness, unselfishness, and cheerfulness. You're bound to have a Happy New Year. 


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