Another Five Star Review!

May 25th, 2019 Our second show, another full house and everyone was with us. The feedback and response from last week were exceptional, which meant we could enjoy this one more. Monday last was Marie’s 96th birthday. It was great to celebrate with her and also to debrief, and take-in how good we felt aboutContinue reading “Another Five Star Review!”

Show Day

May 18th, 2019 What a brilliant success, nerves were running high, but of course, everyone surpassed their expectations of themselves. It never ceases to amaze me how much the women rise to an audience! True professionals and troupers, never shrinking violets. Marie danced as the audience entered, June led everyone in a seated dance andContinue reading “Show Day”

Preparation To Preparation

May 13th, 2019 “Our show rehearsals are in full swing, and it’s the last of our Mondays in which to work through and rehearse everything. The texts are written and run through with our host and MC Paul Hudson. It’s great to have Paul on board as he knows the women so well and theyContinue reading “Preparation To Preparation”

It’s In The Bag

April 8th, 2019 “Filming day and what an occasion, it was great having all four women in the same room at the same time and of course all four loved being ‘on’ for the camera. Our prep paid off and Jude from Hot Button and her crew were excellent at giving the women agency andContinue reading “It’s In The Bag”

Doctors Orders

April 1st, 2019 “A busy hectic day. Gavin, June’s son, brought pies, of course, that he cut with a Stanley knife much to everyone’s enjoyment. Took a fabulous photo of Marie with a pie in one hand and a sandwich in the other. It was great to have June with us after her spell inContinue reading “Doctors Orders”

Tea For Two

March 4th, 2019 “Tap lessons are going strong with lots of progressions made. Filmed Euan and Doreen duetting to one of Doreen’s routines and put it on Twitter and Facebook. Also practised our choreographed routine to ‘Tea for Two’, a mixture of Marie, Betty and Doreen’s style and steps, and as I predicted we haveContinue reading “Tea For Two”

Preserving History

February 25th, 2019 Lots of chat and sharing today while working on naming, and uncovering information on folks in the archive. Fi Johnstone our production manager joined us to discuss and begin planning our May performance event for the Luminate Festival. Catherine Bromley also came to chat to us about an idea for us toContinue reading “Preserving History”

Dyspraxic Dancing

February 18th, 2019 Another good tap lesson today with Euan and Laura, our brilliant and dedicated ‘pupils’, and I finally mastered the the time step! As a dyspraxic dancer, tap is a massive challenge for me, and of course I haven’t practised. But by breaking the step down into tiny incremental components, I have atContinue reading “Dyspraxic Dancing”

Trade Secrets

February 11th, 2019 Two bits of good news: June is home from the hospital which is brilliant, and Betty’s ribs are mending well and she was able to join us today. She brought in a book about Variety to look at next week. As ever, Betty was full of information to share, telling us aContinue reading “Trade Secrets”

Liberation of Tap

February 4th, 2019 “A workshop for folks from Glencairn Care Home. Everyone in wonderful spirits and good fettle. Oh, how we laughed! We managed a synchronized rhythm of all seven of us! It felt invigorating! Ah, the liberation of tap and how possible it is to work with complete beginners, of any age, and createContinue reading “Liberation of Tap”