We are thrilled to announce our APRIL and MAY “WATKINS ACADEMY DANCER OF THE MONTH” award winners!
Our “APRIL DANCER OF THE MONTH” is BRIDIE JOHNSTON & our “MAY DANCER OF THE MONTH” is BRIGID BARBIR.
BRIDIE returned to Irish dancing after many years away from it and we have been so impressed by the way she has thrown herself back into the fray!
She has not only displayed an enthusiastic outlook at classes but she has worked very hard to regain her technique and dance fitness. As a dedicated team dancer, Bridie is willing to go the extra mile and practices diligently on her own without her team-mates.
Bridie has also become a valued member of our performance squad and, is not only a regular in our Gilhooley’s crew, but she made her debut in our esteemed Queensland Pops Orchestra troupe this year.
Well done Bridie on your committed work ethic and positive attitude – keep up the great work!
And BRIGID has shown such determination at class as she strives to improve her dancing and achieve her personal goals.
Often a timid dancer who lacks self-confidence, we have seen Brigid work quietly and studiously on her own. This dedication was evident at our recent Championships Dance Training Camp when she worked extremely hard at her own workshops but returned to practice on her own during others’ sessions so she could revise and work on her own corrections.
We were so impressed with her self-motivation and drive – even despite the blisters! With this persistent hard-working approach, Brigid will only improve further in the future.
Congratulations Bridie & Brigid – stay focused & enjoying your dancing, we are very proud of you both!
And thanks again to Reel Celtic’s Anile Snelleskz for continuing to support our award & our dancers’ dedication.
SHERYL , ANNA, LAURA AND DAVID
** What you do today can improve your tomorrows