As 2018 draws to a close we saw the last two main events of the dancing year: the NATD exam session and the Christmas party.The exam session was held over the two days of December 1st and 2nd starting at 11am on Saturday and finishing at 7pm on the Sunday (with a brief interlude for dinner and sleep in between). Everyone was immaculately turned out as you would expect and danced their best of course. Our examiner was Mrs Valerie Laws from Whitby who was very impressed and made several complimentary remarks on the high standard of dancing she had observed over the weekend.
Boris of course was on hand to see that all went smoothly and never moved from his seat the whole time!
The following weekend was the annual Christmas party which is always a good way to round off the year and allows the chance to mingle with friends and fellow dancers in a relaxed environment. This year over 60 of us went to Risley Park which served up an enjoyable festive fayre, varied disco and Ho Ho Bingo, the winner of which was Sue P and her table. Everyone looked magnificent in their glad rags and it was a jolly way to kick start the festive period.
We will soon be taking a short break for the Christmas holidays and then in January we will be straight back into things with the ISTD qualifier at Kettering followed by the Presentation dance.