Nothing ever runs quite as smooth as you would hope and we had short notice warning that the heating would be off at our venue for Leicestershire and Northamptonshire annual get together so all our keep fit friends were advised to wear warm clothing when they arrived to for the day on Saturday 6th March.
There was noting to worry about, one of our experienced teachers, Pat Heed, started the morning with a lively first session that certainly got us warmed up. Then, leaving only a short break so that we wouldn’t get chilled, Kathie Lynch, another favourite teacher, took over with a second session that maintained the energy.
Following a break for lunch, it was decided to hold the meeting itself in the refreshment room, rather than adjourn to the large unheated hall. This proved very successful and made for an informal, relaxed meeting.
Barbara Moffatt concluded her two year appointment as Chair and handed over the reins to Pat Kaye, who will be our Chair for the next two years. This is always a sad occasion for any outgoing Chair and Barbara marked her departure by producing the Leicestershie and Northamptonshire display team in “Rouge et Noir”.
Presentation of the Iceberg trophy to the member who has made a significant contribution and support to the local area was made to Margaret Baker.
The presentation of the Frances Treasure Award was made to Pat Loft in recognition of her many years of support both for the KFA and Parkinsons Disease.
Copies of the Chairs Report, Minutes and Treasurer’s report can be obtained upon request to any committee member.
We then moved back into the main hall to watch dance fitness dislays by East Midlands members and teams.
Their first item offered a unique syncopated contrast of movement – with some of the team dancing a jig while others performed slow controlled movements, isolating different rhythms in the same tune.
The skipping team then faultlessly performed an item combining skipping and rope work, making it look all so easy. They all came together again for an ABBA tribute ‘Thank you for the Music.
As usual, the finale to our demonstrations is a performance by the local team. This was to be this year cheoreographer, Barbara Moffat’s, ‘Swan Song’ so there was an added poignency to the performance but it was a fitting end to a great day.