Time for a change. 

Pregnant me teaching a Mom and Tot class.

I am changing the name of my blog. If you haven’t already noticed, My Hole in the Head is now The Dancing Mommy

I needed a change to kick me in the ass and keep up with blogging. I wanted a name for my blog and my YouTube channel that gave a clue to what this is all about.

I started out writing this blog and doing videos as a way to try and organize my life. Do little organizational projects and blog/vlog about them. Well, that didn’t really pan out. I’m still trying to be organized but I’m not good at keeping things up. As obvious by the length of time between blog posts.

My Hole in the Head was a name I put on this blog because I was so busy I needed something else to do like “a hole in the head”.

I really think tIMG_4066he new name will help me be a little more focused on what I’m about these days. My kids, and all things mommy related. I have a 4 1/2 year old boy and a 14 month old girl.
My love of finding a good bargain. It could be sales or thrift shopping, the hunt for a good deal is the best part. And dance. I am after all a dance teacher and choreographer, I can’t leave that out.

Also, the balance of running a business, teaching classes, being a stay at home mom (I know that doesn’t really make sense. I’m home with the kids in the day, and teach in the evenings), being a choreographer, and keeping up general house stuff IS a dance it’s self.

That’s it, The Dancing Mommy.  Now other things just might creep in, but that’s the general idea.

Dancing in “Jesus Christ Superstar” at 6 months pregnant.
Bubs showing off while I’m giving notes after dress rehearsal of “Oz”. Little V was born a week later.


My Life in Rehearsals.

Last weekend I had 22 hours of rehearsal. I was getting ready for my year end show with my dance studio, Dance Studio West. We did a Broadway theme this year, so we called it “Broadway Baby”. I’m also choreographer for “Grease” that Corner Brook Intermediate is doing and my husband is the director.

I vlogged my rehearsal adventures last weekend. Check out my vlog and come with me to rehearsals



And I’m off!

Another Show Down! 

We finished up out mid year Dance Studio West production of Oz over the weekend. It went great! I’m super proud of everyone! I really needed to rely on more people than usual to pull this one off as I’m due to have a baby in a week! Yes, one week! 

Here are some pics by one of our dancers moms. She did a fantastic job.  

  The storm that took Dorothy to Oz.


Beautiful Glinda the good Witch. 

  Very happy munchkins. 


Scarecrow just chillin’…..

  while the crows make fun of her. 

The Tin Man getting funky. 

 Off to the jungle, lions and tigers and bears, oh my!   

The cutest lion you’d ever see!

 They’re off to see the Wizard!


Wicked witch putting a spell on the poppy field. 

  The Wicked Witches hench monkeys kidnapping Dorothy. 

Glinda made it snow to wake everyone up. 

  The Wicked Witch with their hench monkeys!  
Dorothy’s time is running out!

  Flying monkeys enjoying themselves while witch is away. 


Dorothy is saved by her friends and pours a bucket of water on the witch. “I’m melting!!!”

 The Wizard sends her home!

Was it a dream? But wait, the shoes…..

I’m very proud of the show, but I’m also glad to be done. I’m exhausted. I think I’ll take a nap. 
And I’m off!



Another Dance Year Over.


After three fantastic shows, I’m done.

Everything went great I have to say. Mostly due to the amazing help I had and the best staff in the world. The studio is now done regular classes for the summer. Having said that, there is still things happening. One of my teachers is teaching some summer classes, Stage West Theatre is starting up now, but I’m taking some time off from my real job and diving into my blogging life.

Have a look at what opening night was like from my point of view!

And I’m off!

Opening night! 

Last night was our opening night! What I’m referring to of course is Dance Studio Wests year end show, “The Light and Dark”. The theme was music that was exactly that light or dark. 

I started Dance Studio West 17 years ago. I was 20. I can’t imagine doing it now, but I was young and just crazy enough to think, “I can start my own business at 20 years old, why not?”. My plan was to do it for five years then move on to something bigger. I didn’t move on, but it’s now definitely “something bigger”. 

Since having Mr.Bubbers almost three years ago,(holy crap,I can’t believe he’s almost 3!!!) I’ve cut back on the number of classes I teach, but some of the girls I practically raised are now teaching for me. I have the best staff in the whole world.  

 I had this shirt made up as a reminder. I’m constantly saying this. 

The show last night went super great, I’m so proud of all of the dancers.  

This is a shot of “Black Widow” from dress rehearsal. Can you find me?

   The opening ballet number “I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” by a local amazing band called  The Once. You should totally check them out. 

  This was a beginner Hip Hop dance. They are so much fun!
I joined my advanced tap class for their dance. Can you guess what the song is? 

Well, I better get ready to go to the theatre for show number two. As much as I love this, I’m not going to lie, I’m really looking forward to Sunday. 
And I’m off!