What a month it has been, our very first official BCD TM Annual Show on the Isle of Wight, If I could post all of the photos taken on the night by our wonderful show photographer Laura Holme from LH4 Photography I would! The show was incredible and I am so very very proud of everyone that braved the stage and strutted their stuff in front of a whopping audience of 260 and 3 local celebrity judges. Hosted by our amazing honorary BCD TM member and official host of our Island shows, the fabulous Drag Artiste Jacqui Swallows, who had the audience roaring with laughter with her cheeky personality, jokes, songs and a huge thank you for her amazing support towards BCD TM.
We had 7 groups, 6 instructors choice solos and 4 instructors solos all performing within their categories….what a difficult decision the judges had to make!
The winners as follows:
Best Class 2019- Ryde- with ‘Express’
Best Instructors Choice 2019-Newport, Foxy La Mer with ‘Burlesque Granny’
Best Instructor 2019-Ryde-Miss Autumn Star with ‘Earned it’
A massive congratulations to you all!
I want to say a huge thank you to Donna, Laura, Jade and Kelsey for travelling all the way to the Island from Doncaster to help make our first official show a massive success and providing the beautiful costumes, the dressing room management and overseeing the Bunny Team…. The performances from you guys were out of this world and the feedback has been wonderful. We raised £350 in the raffle and popcorn sale for Pride IW which they want to extend their thanks to everyone who helped and contributed on the night.
4 years ago I became an instructor, initially teaching in Southport-at that point I never imagined I would end up on the Isle of Wight opening the Islands very first classes and then expanding the team to 4 further instructors and becoming the Area Manager…….I have the best team of supportive girls who helped me organise the show-Mandy, Marilyn, Kirstie and Hannah…..I could not have done it without you, the months of planning and hard work paid off….you are so involved and go above and beyond to help me and are chomping at the bit for our next event, also to the amazing instructors for ensuring your ladies all performed so beautifully on the night and of course to all the fabulous dancers who supported our show by coming to class each week and committing to rehearsals, you are truly amazing and finally a great big thank you to our ‘Butlers in the Buff’ Steve and Tony and the stunning Bunny Team for keeping the audience happy and overseeing the raffle ticket sales.
Watch this space everyone…..there is so much more to come!
With all my love to each and everyone of you x Mimi Vin Rouge x