In term 3 2013 I walked into studio 1 at Joanne Grace School of dance in Fairy Meadow not knowing what to expect, I felt every emotion that day but mostly excited about the journey ahead and wanting to learn more about Ballet.
JGSOD is a remarkable community and culture providing a consistent, nurturing environment alongside importantly teaching correct technique and always ensuring safe dance practices are followed.
The emphasis at JGSOD is not on results but the wonderful journey that you experience along with it. JGSOD is not just a dance school, it is a community, where all the teachers, students and parents come together to encourage each and every dancer to be the best they can be. I feel very blessed and proud to have been a member of this community and I will be forever grateful to the very generous members of the fundraising community to have helped me realise my dream to attend the Royal Ballet summer school in 2017.
Miss Joanne and all of the wonderful teachers at JGSOD have challenged me to reach within and find a dancer – scary- a journey that I never would have believed could be so satisfying. I have absolutely loved every minute. You have taught me so much along the way…. to respect the art form…. to honour the performance and in class work pure joy and excitement in every drop of perspiration and aching muscle.
My journey in dance continues as I pursue my dreams but leaving you and JGSOD will be like leaving home all over again. It is scary, exciting and sad all rolled into one.
My story, my journey, with you is a true reflection of your belief.
You have nurtured my love and passion for dance. You have inspired me to follow my dream, to believe in myself, to achieve my dream and to find my place in Dance….. Yes I can do it….. Because you told me I can and have given me to tools to succeed.
From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU
– Molly Sawyer
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