PKF STUDENT & INSTRUCTOR SHOWCASE - “A Night at the Movies”
It might have been nearly 9 years in the making but it was well worth the wait …
Saturday 22 September 2018 saw the very first Princess K Fitness Student Showcase!
A fabulously lively theme of “A Night at the Movies” saw 21 of the PKF Pole Dolls along with Guest Poler, the amazing Annie Norris, perform to various, and diverse, movie tunes from Disney’s Be Our Guest through two iconic Bond songs, a Dirty Dancing mix and on to the latest blockbuster, The Greatest Showman. There was also a special Strut Routine performed by the PKF Instructors to start the Showcase and a very sassy Burlesque Routine featuring the PKF Diva Dolls.
To complete the theme, the hall was decorated with two full-size Oscar statues; a very large perspex Sean Connery; a clapper-board, red carpet and a Hollywood star for the audience to walk over!
Fabulous Solos, a fun-filled Doubles Routine to Abba’s Waterloo and Group Routines to clap-along tunes Grease and It’s Raining Men – all had the audience of family and friends cheering, whooping and clapping along with their favourites!
The event was held to celebrate PKF Pole Dolls achievements as well as raising money for The Eve Appeal, a charity that’s close to Karen Currie aka Princess K’s heart. Karen (pictured left) lost her beloved Mum, Jan, to ovarian cancer in 2008 after a bravely fought 6 year battle. Karen gave a few words about The Eve Appeal and there were plenty of leaflets and posters for more information, and pin badges for the audience to buy.
There were very generous donations given as raffle prizes as well as a table full of wooden toys donated by one of PKF’s students. The raffle, as well as all the money from the toys and pin badges, and £2 from each ticket sale was donated to The Eve Appeal – totaling a wonderful £510.
The timing of the Showcase was perfect because it was also Gynae Cancer Awareness month in September!
The Eve Appeal aims to raise awareness and fund research into the 5 gynaecological cancers. They were set up to save women’s lives by funding ground-breaking research focused on developing effective methods of risk prediction, earlier detection and developing screening for these women-only cancers. Their vision is simple: A future where fewer women develop and more women survive gynaecological cancers.
The comment that seemed to be echoed by everyone after the Showcase …… “When’s the next one?”
Princess K’s reply …. “Watch this space?”