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If you believe it, the mind can achieve it

I got a puppy!

Yes, me! Now my house is full with three children, a 30 kilo labradoodle and a puppy. Oh and did I happen to mention that I live in the tiniest house. Why am I telling you this? I knew in January that I was going to welcome a new puppy into my home, I didn’t know when or which breeder the puppy would come from but I just knew!

I don’t know about you but when I get an idea in my head it doesn’t often leave.

When I was a young girl I went to see the Nutcracker in the theater and I loved it. I came away from the ballet saying, “I want to do that!” But what was that? No, I didn’t want to be Clara, nor did I want to be Sugar Plum Fairy, in fact performing was never and continues to this day to not be my most preferred dance activity. I wanted to explore visions and creativity with like minded people and bring it altogether. I wanted to direct.

Fast forward 30 something years later and here we are. Just like the puppy, I didn’t know when or even how but I had this idea and I am delighted with such a creative, accomplished and powerful team of teachers and dancers, the Nutcracker is coming to the stage.

At my youngest parents' evening, the teacher informed me that he likes to say “I can’t” quite a lot and she would love for us to work together to change his mindset to “I can’t yet!”

I am a massive believer in this and we often say to our students, especially those who become quite frustrated if they can’t execute an exercise immediately, that they can’t yet but keep on trying and one day you will!

Keep believing in your ideas, after all, they often say; what’s for you won’t go by you, and you never know, one day you might bring the Nutcracker to stage….. Or welcome home a tutu cute puppy!

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