Greetings special friends,
I hope you were blessed with a wonderful Easter.
This week we go to Austin, Texas, for the
DTDA National Convention. We hope to see many
of you there. We are also celebrating with our Jr
All Americans High School All Americans and Summit
HS at Camp Buckner and performances at Sea World
of Texas in San Antonio this weekend with the
Fiesta celebration. If you are interested in your
team taking a performance retreat weekend in the
Texas Hill Country in 2004, contact me at our
Here are some thoughts for the day on "Women"
"A woman is like a tea bag. . .you don't know how
strong she is until you put her into hot water."
"Behind every successful woman is herself."
"Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did,
but she did it backwards and in high heels."
"If you want breakfast in bed, sleep in the
Next week, April 28-May 2, is National Dance Week.
Make sure that you plan some special activities
with your team and your classes. Visit their web
site for ideas at
NATIONAL DANCE WEEK 2003.
Many of you are performing or planning your Spring
Shows. Below is a special poem written by a senior
at Hallsville High School with the Bobcat Belles,
Sarah McKinnis. It is called "The Last 8 Count."
It is a beautiful expression of the passion for
dance/drill team that so many of us share. I hope
that you will share it with your team.
Have a wonderful week, and, as always, please keep
Joyce E. Pennington