Things are really buzzing in dance/drill team world as contest season is in a
whirlwind. Costumes are arriving daily and routines are getting a last
minute polish. I critiqued the Austin area dance/drill teams last night at
the Austin Dance/Drill Team Spectacular. It is a wonderful opportunity for
the dance/drill teams in the Austin School District to "show off" 3 of their
routines for contest as well as get some important feedback to improve
performances before contests begin. Admission at the door goes to underwrite
scholarships within the school district. It is a great idea for your school
district or area both for the teams, parents and raising scholarship money!
Here are some thoughts for the day:
"I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which I must
stop and look fear in the face... I say to myself, I've lived through this
and can take the next thing that comes along...We must do the things we think we cannot do." Eleanor Roosevelt
"I never notice what has been done. I only see what remains to be done."
"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach
them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to
follow where they lead." Louisa May Alcott
We are beside ourselves with excitement for this contest season as so many of
our contests have grown so much since last season. Most are up anywhere from
20% to 100%. The Gussie Nell Davis Dance Classic benefiting
Kilgore Rangerette Scholarships
has doubled in size since last season! Click
here to view current schedules
as well as results from past contests.
There is more to being a winner than mere success. Below is a passage on
"Being a Winner," by Nancy Smith. I feel it is very fitting for this
contest season. I hope you have a wonderful week and as always, please
keep in touch!
Best wishes for a successful year,