also Alkimos is a million miles from anywhere. South of Burns Beach Rd is my rule. Not that areas north of that are awful just that the increased travel time to decent facilities for me is prohibitive.
i've been lurking here for years n never come across your thread about something i loved doing when i was younger but had to give it up for practical reasons.- work, family, etc. though i suspect my non dancing partner may have something to do with it 🙂
for those not in the know, swing/lindy is quietly thriving in most major cities around the world. (i know there are groups in SYD and MEL but not Perth, so i am really glad for you post!)
It used to be quite big in the late 90s in the U.S. and was a counter culture to the then prevailing pessimistic 'alternative' music scene.
There are many aspects of swing/lindy dancing, but i think the most important one is it helps keep your body fit and your mind sharp if you dislike monotonous forms of exercise. Jean Veloz, who performed during WW2, is 93. Here is she recreating her routine in 2017:
Blighty has quite a following of dancers and some really fine swing dance bands. I think this band captured the essence of those heady 90s days heady in this tune. And yea, the band is Pommie. Enjoy!
My daughter did teaching placements at both schools - she felt Willetton was far more results driven then Rossmoyne. She also did an internship at Shenton whilst studying her BA and was impressed with their extra-curricular activities for students.
Jen I really appreciated the information, it was most valuable. And no it wasn't a bombardment.
Hope your move has been a good positive experience overall, with no doubt its ups and downs! Gosh hopefully it'll be us also in a couple of years. Although I'm having a bit of a wobble at the moment!
At least now I know Harrisdale not an realistic option, as I would want both my older children at the same school.
I'm still edging towards Willeton I think!? Depends if we can find suitable rental, as I would rent first then buy if we decide to stay.
Do you think we could find a property in a week? Coming mid September with not much time to enrol especially with the kids holidays in Sep./Oct. as i imagine the schools will be closed. And wanting them to start in October.
Can you suggest any good estate agents, any good or bad experiences?
Roughly how much do you pay for each child at Willeton? (if I'm allowed to ask)?
Sorry I feel that I'm bombarding you with my many questions now!
Any suggestions etc are much appreciated.
Many thanks Mahnaz