Polelatis Xmas Showcase Review
Our Polelatis Xmas Showcase took place on the 14th and we kept it local with just family and friends coming as for some it was their first time ever performing and were very nervous.
We decided to raise money for Julia's House Children's Hospice which is a local Dorset charity. I made it completely non-profit making and only took money to cover the cost of the hall hire, electricity meter and food bought. We had a raffle, served mulled wine, tea, coffee, mince pies and cakes.
We had 15 acts with a grand finale of a Zumba dance to LMFAO I'm sexy and I know it! Many did doubles, with a couple of groups and solos.
What I am so proud of is the fact that for a few weeks I was unable to teach during the run up to the show as I was recovering form a hernia repair (stomach) And yet, they all created and choreographed such wonderful diverse routines.
The age range of the ladies who took part range from early 20's - 50! Most are mothers and workers so between normal life they managed to find time out of class to book the studio to rehearse and perfect their routines. We had an attendance of over 80 and since have had many new people sign up for classes, I really think we might have changed a few peoples perception of what pole fitness is.
With ticket sales, raffle and food sales we raised £545 not including the 4 collection tins we had, so I am very happy with that as we have pulled together to make some children's Christmas a much happier one. We hope to produce another showcase next year and the ladies cant wait to do it all again.
Ally Franklin - Polelatis.