Derby Day Salon

Homeschoolers do not have the performance options that traditionally schooled children do. We don’t have recorder concerts or magic nights or school plays, unless we are members of a great cooperative. We homeschoolers have to be creative in order to give our kids performance opportunities. Some take their children to acting classes or ballet lessons or music lesson where the recital or play is the goal. Some of us don’t do those things but are fortunate enough to 1. have creative friends with great ideas and 2. be smart enough to copy said friend’s ideas and unabashedly ask questions on how it all works. So, I held a Derby Day Salon.
This event was graced by the presence of several homeschooled children ranging in age from 6 through 18 years of age. We had violinists, even a violin duet! We had pianists. We had rock and rollers and we had an opera solo. Great fun and greatly talented children.

We also had hats. This was, after all, a Derby Day Salon and once the children finished their performances, we moved right into eating, drinking mint juleps and gambling on horses and hats. Following is a slide show of our fancy pants hats and few other pictures of the attendees.

About Bettina Colonna Essert

Illuminated Magdalene High Priestess and facilitator of empowerment and healing circles for girls and women, including a monthly Red Tent Temple. BA in English, minor in anthropology. Waldorf homeschool mom. Reiki master, cranial sacral therapist, herbalist, menstruvist, feminist, epicurian.
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