After weeks of rehearsal and anticipation, I was super excited to finally see my “circus six” perform at this years gym and dance display at SJL. Jolly-Mess Junior and I took our seats and could definitely feel the excitement in the air, I could see everyone warming up and saw Circus Seahorse, Evie BeDazzle, Flexi Roxi, Gazelle, Geeky Giraffe and Phoenix Rose looking immaculate in their circus costumes, last minute nerves calmed a little by the gift of creme eggs and a group cuddle
I was SO impressed by the set up and the standard, it was amazing to see so many children love an activity SO much, especially teenagers. It warmed my heart that there were siblings performing together and I especially enjoyed the Spiteri trio, it was fantastic to see what Matilda could do after working with her in panto this year! Another shout out must go to the duo that was a definite highlight, Abi and Gabi Centro did a really clever and beautiful ballet and hip hop duet and I really enjoyed the concept and choreo, well done if you’re reading this
Obviously the stars of the show in my opinion were my Showtime Circus Six, I have been impressed by the level of maturity shown when devising this piece and they didn’t have a lot of input by me. Every opportunity is a learning curve and I have seen the girls grow as a group as they learn group dynamics and diplomacy, as well as some very impressive circus skills. They were well groomed and costumed and had a level of performance that made my heart so happy (they clearly listen to us teachers yelling “smile” and “enjoy it” occasionally!) Their moves on the lollipop hoop were executed with professionalism and confidence and you could clearly see that everyone was impressed by what they could do.
We both enjoyed it so much and could really feel the buzz in the air! It was a huge honour to be included in it this year and would like to thank SJL for allowing us to take part. We would LOVE to come back some time