This weekend, after several extremely productive practices, in which we reshuffled our signature dance of South Australia to be Covid-friendly in sets of 4, we are proud to announce that two of our younger Apprentices earned their very first badges! Congratulations guys! This has been a great achievement for them as the younger members have only recently joined Larks, having been part of Sompting Village Morris Minors prior to Larks becoming a side in our own right earlier this year. They have done very well transitioning from a junior side to dancing with the adults and have embraced the change brilliantly, picking up our dances in record time, perhaps even faster than the adults have!
Larks work on a badge system and when a member masters a dance to a level deemed suitable by the Foreman (a massive feat!) then they are rewarded a badge which then gives them license to perform that particular dance out in public. Once a member has 5 badges they are rewarded with their very own Larks braces which they wear with pride to show they are no longer an Apprentice.
Despite the hard work, we do like to have fun too and make our practices as enjoyable as possible, even whilst maintaining bubbles of 6, as I am sure you can see from the picture! And when we are finally allowed to dance out once again, be sure to look out for this sibling duo performing South Australia. You won’t be disappointed!