On Saturday 29th May over 100 Medau members assembled in Kent for an annual rally organised by Jane Seyler and her class members.
A rally is a social day with fun classes delivered by guest teachers, stalls, tea and lots of (nice) biscuits. Rallies are the heart and soul of Medau and the other EMDP UK founder member organisations, they bring people together, help us to celebrate our achievements, catch up with friends and most of all have a great time doing what we enjoy!
Rallies are also our opportunity to perform! In class we enjoy putting movements together creating a satisfying routine which we can all enjoy. The display teams take this one step further and create routines for performance. There are displays by regional or class teams as well as the Medau Display Team. Medau teachers create a 3-4 minute item, with apparatus, to music. We gather on Saturday or Sundays learning and perfecting our routines until we are in time with the music and each other, our lines are straight, our arms the same height and the apparatus moving as one. To be part of a team is exciting and exhilarating giving us the chance to perform. I enjoy being part of the Hertfordshire team as I really enjoy performing and challenging my brain to remember the movements, placings and music!
For me, the highlight of the display on Saturday was Jane Seyler's class item, they performed a really tricky item with different rhythms, movements and patterns, and it must have taken them weeks to learn and many more to perfect!
We have a break now until the AGM that is later this year - but there is no chance of a rest as we are all busy learning new routines to 'wow' our Medau friends.