"Our world faces many challenges, crises and forces of division — such as poverty, violence, and human rights abuses — among many others — that undermine peace, security, development and social harmony among the world's peoples.
To confront those crises and challenges, their root causes must be addressed by promoting and defending a shared spirit of human solidarity that takes many forms — the simplest of which is friendship.
Through friendship — by accumulating bonds of camaraderie and developing strong ties of trust — we can contribute to the fundamental shifts that are urgently needed to achieve lasting stability, weave a safety net that will protect us all, and generate passion for a better world where all are united for the greater good."
Source: United Nations, International Day of Friendship 30 July
Nurture those friendships!
"Each year across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. During this time schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children's literature and you will often see children's book character parades and talented librarians creating amazing displays."
Source: 2018 CBCA Book Week. Dates: 18th - 24th August 2018
Our 2018 show From The Page To The Stage, is all about BOOKS! To celebrate Book Week we will be creating a lending library at the studio. 'Take a book, bring one in later!' To get the ball rolling, bring in any books you don't mind parting with and add it to our collection. Our lending library will begin from the start of term 3, 2018.
My first memory of dancing is sitting at the door of my ballet class crying because 'I felt sick'. I remember overhearing my teacher saying to her assistant, 'She never puts it on, she must really feel unwell.' However, instead of being sick, I was worried my mum would forget to pick me up as she had (for the first time) left the studio while I was in class.
What is your first memory of dancing?