While our friends in
the Midwest and Northwest are getting an arctic
blast this week, we will be off to South Padre
Island for our first contest of the year.
Click here to view the schedule for the
Jr. South Padre Island Festival. It will be the
first year that we have separated this contest and
Gussie Nell Davis Classic (Feb. 1 and 22) into
two different weekends for junior teams and high
school teams because of their enormous growth!
Directors are signing up in multitudes for our
Director's Corner to
pre-register for contests online. Directors make
sure to sign up today!
We had a wonderful convention in Houston this past
weekend at the
Texas Dance Educators Association. Special
congratulations go to Mitzi Phillips from Langham
Creek HS for Director of the year and Cathy
Arellano and Pat Clark for Hall of Fame.
Here are some thoughts for the day:
Some people are more
turned on by money than they are by love. In one
respect they're alike. They are both wonderful as
long as they last." Abigail Van Buren
In society it is
etiquette for ladies to have the best chairs and
get handed things. In the home, the reverse is the
case. That is why ladies are more sociable than
gentlemen." Virginia Graham
Laziness may appear
attractive but work gives satisfaction." Anne
We are delighted with
the success of the Rockettes Experience in Texas
and around the country. There are still classes
available by visiting the
Rockettes section on our web site.
In order to make changes in our life for the
better, we have to start within ourselves to make
a difference that will show on the outside. This
week, there is a passage below from Stephen R.
Covey and his book Daily Reflections for Highly
Effective People. It is a short passage of
inspiration for all of us.
May you have a wonderful week, and, as always,
please keep in touch.
Joyce E. Pennington