So as you probably know it’s been the Easter school holidays here so no dance class for us this last two weeks! But that doesn’t mean we forget about Highland Dance!
Sophie - we live about half an hours drive away from our dance class and most of our dance friends so it’s really important to make the effort to see each other during the holidays.
There are four older dancers at our dance school, me, Eve, Isla and Niamh, we all get on amazingly and are always there to support each other and cheer each other up if needed both in dance and in everyday life. We chat lots even out with dance class on social media or by text and FaceTime.
We met up once each week of the school holidays the first time Eve, Isla and Niamh came down to stay at ours. It takes two hours on the bus. We went for a walk and then stopped for pancakes at a local cafe and then back to ours to practice our broadswords (which we done at a competition on Saturday and came third in the adult group) it was a really nice night so we practiced in the garden and then watched movies and chatted, we always have lots of laughs!
The second week I got the bus and met the girls we had dinner ( made by Eve and Naimh) and then went to the circus, it was close to where we were so we walked along and the show was great. It was a greatest showman themed circus and the performers were amazing, there was a man on a motorbike going upside down inside a ball cage, trapeze artists on big high mechanical platforms and the clown ‘Chico’ was so funny, he just kept annoying the ring master by doing silly stuff and playing music! We then all stayed over at Niamh’s house and watched a movie and had pizza.
There was a Highland Competition the middle Saturday of the holidays, it was the Edinburgh Championships and Broadswords, it was a good day lots of fun with the littler dancers - I got a third placing and also third with my broadswords team.
Annie - So the first week of the holidays I went to the dance school Easter camp on the Tuesday, it was really good fun, me and Ruby were the only older dancers there so we got to play with all the little ones. We did some dance practice and learnt new steps and I got to practice for the special dance at the comp on Saturday, the special dance was Barracks Johnnie.
We also made up our own choreography to Lewis Capaldi, Someone You Love and performed it to each other afterwards, I really enjoy making up choreography and listening to different songs to pick the best ones to dance to. It was a really sunny day so we all went to the park across the road and that was funny, we took lots of silly pictures on Frankie’s phone.
On Easter Saturday some of us went along to the Easter Fun Day at the church where we sometimes use their hall and there was an Easter egg hunt, lots of arts and crafts and fun competitions like the number of sweeties in the jar and name the Easter chick teddy. Our dance school held a bake sale to help with fundraising and we did a dance display for everyone too.
I went to the Edinburgh Championships but had a really sore head and after trying to warm up I felt like my head was banging and the dancing/bouncing made me feel sick so me and my mum decided it would be better if I didn’t dance. I left the comp for a bit but came back in time to watch the broadswords, it was good watching them as we only do broadswords at comp two times a year. Sophie and her team were really good, I thought their choreography was good and a bit different.
Hope you have all enjoyed your Easter holidays and kept dancing like we have!
Happy Easter everyone xxxx