Monday, May 24, 2010

Lebone gets their T-shirts!

The Helen O'Grady students from Lebone Land proudly wearing their t-shirts. 

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Not your everyday frustrations....

Frustrating news for Friday studio at Die Kuierhoekie!  I have just been informed we will NOT be able to use the hall on the 4th June....OUR PARENT DAY PRESENTATIONS date! They have hired it out for a function!

I will try to find an alternative. Schools are writing exams and usually will not hire the hall out for the duration so it probably won't be at a school.  Will keep you posted though.

It's been a bit of a crazy week all round! (See previous posting too!) One of our Youth accidentaly broke a chair on Tuesday at our studio there. All she did was SIT in it and the back legs buckled in, and she fell backwards flat onto her coccyx! Fortunately it does not seem she was injured!
The management of the church hall I hire were not in the least 'understanding'. They were immediately hostile about the incident and did not even enquire whether my student was injured or not. Their only concern seemed to be that a chair had been broken, a chair they insist was in good repair and could not have broken by simply being sat upon, and that someone needs to pay for it. I could not understand their hostile attitude as in the 9 years I have been using the hall, there has never once been any incident to cause them concern! I have always been meticulous in following their rules and instructions, and in leaving the hall as I find it each week. Strange. And really so unfair.
But as soon as I told them, smilingly, that I would happily pay for the chair even though it was an accident and how fortunate that it was a resilient teenager who sat in the chair, and not one of their aged congregation members, their attitude changed, and they became friendlier in return.
So I await the 'bill' for the replacement or repair of the chair. Anything for peace....and to keep the hall. It's not easy to find halls to hire on a regular basis in Bloemfontein!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

This Fascinating Planet Bloemfontein

Added to the usual disruptions of second term, school test weeks, and this year's World Cup disruptions, the Bloemfontein church community has, at this time of every year, what they call "Pinkster". It takes up a couple of weeks each year.

Most of my classes are run from church halls, so during this period, in the middle of rehearsing for Parent Day Presentations, I usually find myself having to find an alternate venue for each class, or moving into a small Sunday School classroom for the duration.  But the show must go on, so we eat chocolate and rehearse away in the smaller rooms!  Here is Wednesday studio doing just that! (Though I don't think I got a photo of the chocolate eating! :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Dreaded Lurgy and Build up to Parent Day Presentations!

Been plagued for two weeks by a cold that just won't go away!  Everyone giving advice, nothing much helps, but it helps to know I'm not alone...the 'sniffly' season is definitely upon us and kids are dropping like flies under the runny noses, heavy coughs, and aching bodies.

This hasn't dampened our enthusiasm though. Everyone wants the Parent Day Presentations to be perfect!

Friday Studio rehearsing...

Tuesday Studio Rehearsing....

...and Lebone rehearsing!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

More disruptions in the term, but its all good.

Brebner Primary school is putting on a "Revue" this weekend at our Sand du Plessis Theater.  I've seen some of the rehearsal's and its going to be fantastic! Their music teacher, Margy Anderson, has produced a wonderful fun program, and I think parents and friends are going to really enjoy it!

However with rehearsals at the "Sand" for the next few days, Brebner studio will miss out on drama classes.  No worries though, you kids are so 'on the ball' that missing this week's class is no biggie.  ENJOY doing your Revue!!!   See you next week!

The UOFS is performing "The Crucible" next week, and I urge ALL my Youth Theater kids to go see it. Matrics, its your set-work anyway. It's is probably my all time favourite play!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

At LAST - photo uploads working again.

Tuesday Youth having fun with costume props!

Lebone Drama kids. :)

Wednesday is ALWAYS Whacky! :D

Have been very pleased with attendance this term DESPITE the disruptions!  Keep it up!  Parent Presentations are around the corner!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Friday Youth Theater Mime's

Friday's your mime's from this week's class!

'Crazy' time is over at last!

Well, with those first disjointed weeks of term done (and my three weekends away), I'm looking forward to settling in to regular classes for the rest of the term. Although this one is so short we are almost half way through already!  Preparations are well under way for a Parent Day Presentation at the end of this term, and everyone us excited about the items we are preparing for performance!

I have been trying this whole term to upload some photos but I keep getting a 'server error' message every time! MOST frustrating! Now that most of the 'busy-ness' of the past few weeks is over, I shall get someone to look into it for me. 

Friday Youth....will get your vid clips up on Youtube and post the URL when it's all done. :)

All for now.