Dancing at its best!

Posted on 17th May, 2017

I am still buzzing after our most recent hafla on the weekend - not only did we raise the maximum amount ever at a hafla, a whopping £1,112, but I felt the calibre of dancers were so diverse and entertaining!


It is always lovely to welcome new troupes and old to our haflas, it makes for a lovely treat of tribal fusion, folkloric, modern pop, Egyptian, 1920's Charleston fusion... the list goes on!  We had fan veils, isis wings, butterfly wings, veils and more as props used to entertain during the dances, and the splash of colours from all the lovely costumes made for some really pretty photos!


I am always grateful to those who help me out - I couldn't do it without them - from setting up the hall in the morning, to approaching businesses for raffle prizes, to selling cakes and raffle tickets on the night, and then helping me to pack away at the end of the evening.  I don't think some realise I am literally on the go from about 9am and finally get home about 11.30pm!  The planning and organisation happens for weeks beforehand, along with a busier few months running up to it when dancers want to book in 1 to 1 private dance lessons for help with choreo's and practise. 


It is a lot of work, and occasionally a tad stressful (!) but I love doing it, and I  love seeing my dancers perform and enjoy their time at the hafla.


No sooner is this one out the way then I am starting to think about the next one - the date to secure in the diary to work to, the guest performer, what routines I will be teaching my classes this 'term'... it's never ending but i wouldn't miss it for the world!

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