Review: Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

What a great start to the 2018 dance season! The week before last, I was fortunate enough to be able to watch Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures in Cinderella at the Sadler’s Wells. As mentioned in my round-up of 2017 dance performances, New Adventures’ interpretation of The Red Shoes was one of my absolute favourite performances of last…

2017 Round-Up: Dance Performances

This year, I have been lucky enough to go and see more dance performances than ever before, thanks mostly to the generosity of Sadler’s Wells and The Movement. Being a Social Mover has been an amazing opportunity, because watching live dance is really the best way to stay inspired and informed about your art form…

Review: Kyle Abraham’s Pavement

Okay, so I originally filmed a video as my review for this piece, but it somehow didn’t save or got deleted! It took me forever to try to put what I wanted to say into words, so rather than spend forever trying to re-film, I’m going to do this review as a written post! Back…

Looking Back on 2017

Happy 2018 everyone! This past year has definitely not been the best year for me. There have been a lot of challenges, coupled with what feels like a lack of progress in my life and career. However, besides a general ‘meh’-ness, I have no real reason to complain. I am healthy and safe, surrounded by…

Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Aladdin

In my role as a Social Mover with Sadler’s Wells, I’ve been fortunate enough to see a lot of wonderful dance performances over the past couple of months. On 1st November, I had the opportunity to go and watch Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Aladdin. I’ve never seen Aladdin, and I’ve also never watched Birmingham Royal Ballet…

Dare to Dance: University Edition

  As you may know, in September I started studying for a degree in Dance at the University of Roehampton. It’s kept me super busy, so I have barely had a chance to post anything at all, let alone talk about my university experience. I really want to get back into the swing of things…

Joining The Movement!

  It has come to my attention that I made this announcement some weeks ago on my social media channels, but because of time constraints I didn’t get around to uploading a blog post about it. So, for those of you who missed it, here is my big announcement: I have been lucky enough to…

My Immersive Performance Experience- H2 Dance: Strangers & Others

EDIT: I orinignally wrote this in my first week of university, about a month ago, but I put off posting because I wanted to seek permission from the choreographers first. They;ve kindly given their consent for me to share this, so enjoy. So, if you don’t already know from my social media updates, I have…

Dare to Dance X Lapasa Sportswear

This is a post that I’m very excited to be sharing with you! Let’s talk about studio to street style. When I first started full-time dance training, I used to throw joggers over my dancewear for travelling to and from the studio, so that I could keep my muscles warm and wouldn’t have to carry…

Dare to Dance is now on YouTube!

I have been toying with the idea of starting a YouTube channel probably for over a year now. However I have never followed through on the impulse because I had some reservations: I have a lot to learn about editing videos, and like most people, I hate hearing my own voice! However, bringing Dare to…

Finding the balance between health and body positivity

Most dancers I know are pretty obsessed with health: myself included. As people with such a physically demanding lifestyle, it is important that we are well-nourished and energised to get through each day, perform at our best, and avoid injuries. Dance as a profession also demands an especially slim physique, so dancers are usually keen…