Our Weekly Message for August 21, 2002

Greetings everyone,

I hope that you have survived your first few days back to school and you are dancing off to a good start for the fall school year!

We have been absolutely on pins and needles these past few weeks with one of the most exciting announcements for our One Day Dance Workshops. We are still confirming some of the dates and locations but we are pleased to announce some special workshops that are in conjunction with the
Radio City Music Hall Rockettes. American Dance/Drill Team® and the Rockettes will host their Rockettes Dance Experience for the first time outside of New York, in three cities in Texas: Dallas, Houston and Austin. This is an incredible experience to take class from current Rockettes that will teach Jazz, Tap and Kickline. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and even have a mock audition at each site. Registration will be limited to the first 55 students per session per location and will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Please make sure to register online right away at our web site so that you can be assured a spot for this fabulous opportunity!

Here are some thoughts for the day from Stephen Covey:
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday," that person cannot say, "I choose otherwise."

If we do not develop our own self-awareness and become responsible for first creations, we empower other people and circumstances outside our Circle of Influence to shape much of our lives by default.

Often when people are really given the chance to open up, they unravel their own problems and the solutions become clear to them in the process.

Now is the time to be planning ahead for Contest 2003. Resource our web site for more information, dates, data and maps for contests. There is a great reason our contests continue to grow at a rapid pace....teams always go away with an incredibly positive experience! Visit our 2003 Contest Information Page today!

We are wrapping up our registration for the 2002 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. If you still have students that are interested in performing, please contact us so that we can get a color brochure to you immediately. The final deadline is coming up quickly. Make sure to note that you must be entering at least the 9th grade and be 14 years of age by the parade.

We are all in love with our pets. They become like part of our family. Below is a special passage from "Animal Blessings" that I thought you might enjoy. Have a wonderful week, and, as always, please keep in touch.

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


"What I Have Learned From My Dog"

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in my face to be pure ecstasy.
When loved ones come home, I will always run to greet them.
Let others know when they have invaded my territory.
Take naps and stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
Be loyal.
Never pretend to be something I am not.
If what I want lies buried, I will dig until I find it.
When someone is having a bad day, I will be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle
them gently.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
No matter how often one is scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and
pout--run back and make friends.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.


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