Friday, September 17, 2010

rhythm is a dancer

This year I have become a dance teacher. I LOVE to dance, I always have, but teaching dance is a whole other beast (as I usually enjoy dancing the most when I am drunk, and teaching drunk is not advised)
I LOVE teaching dance. In particular I LOVE teaching dance to my wonderful, amazing, creative, unique and fabulous Year 10 Dance and Drama class. (is that enough adjectives to explain how much I love them?) Give these girls a piece of music, some equipment to play the music on and an hour of class time and they will astound you with their focus, creativity and total willingness to give anything a go. Sure there are a few that struggle but I have never once heard one of them complain.
Today during period four all of the Year 9 and 10's came and watched the three Year 10 Dance and Drama classes perform their cultural dances. At the end of period four not only was I bursting with pride at their amazingness, but they were also beaming.
Some days it is really hard being a teacher, and some days it is the best job in the world. This week I have had the pleasure of not only watching my classes perform but also the year 12 and 13 classes and it has been an absolute joy. But a big shout out must go to my year 10 class for making me love teaching dance and making me love my job today.

Check out our website to see some of the cool stuff that has been happening for the arts festival:

This sounds like an advertisement for my school, I apologise.


  1. Damn I suck at making links! Never mind, you could look it up very easily without my link.

  2. I'm glad you're enjoying life with your "gels"

    Personally I think I would prefer being thrashed with barbed wire in a field of ice-cold mud would be preferable to trying to teach a dance class. Or a drama class

    How did the interview go?

  3. Dancing is a way of getting closer to your soul. I like to think about things like how to get closer to your soul.

  4. Rhythm was once also a popular method of contraception.

  5. "Rhythm was once also a popular method of contraception."
    Yes, but also very inefficient. I understand that doctors have a technical term for women who use the rhythm method of contraception.

    They call them "Mothers"