We do two Jr. Drill fundraisers. The one in the Fall is usually bigger than the one we do in the Spring. The one in the Spring helps the girls pay for their year-end DVDs. So, I have them do all of the advertising and signing up, etc. Plus, I think kids are busier in the Spring, so we don't always get as many kids. Anyway, we had a fun Spring Jr. Drill. We started a Boys Hip Hop class this past Fall, and it was fun, so we tried it again. I think we will make it a tradition. It always gets the most crowd response!
Teaching the "camp jam".
The kids look so cute in their Jr. Drill shirts!
I guess what makes this fundraiser fun is seeing the little kids and how much they look up to the drill team girls. It is almost as if they think the drill team girls are princesses or something? I love to see my drill team girls teaching and sharing their love of dance with the kids. They always come up with some fun choreography and put a lot of thought into it. I also think it is fun to see the final performance day and see the final product!
The Jr. Drill Clinic was successful, we had a pretty good turn out and the girls made some money towards their DVDs. Of course, the weather was really windy that day, so I didn't want to chance it by taking them out to perform at the soccer game. So, we had the performance inside in the gym. I made notes that the drill team gave out the day before the performance to all of the participants letting them know that the performance may be held in the gym if the weather was bad. Well, of course, there were a few upset parents that had been waiting outside! Really, if you get there and don't see any little kids anywhere, wouldn't you think to come inside and check first? Seriously--luckily there were a few parents who complimented on how great the clinic was and that made up for the mad comments from the other parents!
The following week, we helped sponsor a dance competition at MMHS. Gotta Move holds a dance studio competition at our school and we help with it. It is a long day on Saturday, but we do pretty good. We help with the competition and then we run our own concessions and we also have vendors.
Here are the girls after cleaning up--I don't know why everyone loves to goof around with the flat carts?
This is a combination of some of the old team and new team--I have both teams work at this fundraiser. Not sure what they were doing here--I just took a picture.
This one was a team effort--all sitting at once and no one fell! Love it!
It is always good when everything is cleaned up and they can go home. Maybe this one is fun because it is the last fundraiser of the year--well until we start all over again in a month! HA HA