Update- Where Have I Been?

Hi everyone! I am aware that I haven’t posted in a really long time. On top of that, pretty much all of my recent posts have been reviews. I’m so sorry about that- I have had a whole bunch of new posts planned but I wasn’t sure where to begin. So, I’ll begin with this-…

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…

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…

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…

I AM SO DONE

I have had somewhat of a revelation. I have been reflecting on the past academic year, and thinking about my plans and goals for the academic year just starting. This year didn’t go to plan for me. I spent the first two-thirds of the year working really hard towards the goal of getting on to…

Dare to Dance is now on Facebook!

Just a quick one to let you all know that there is now a Facebook page for Dare to Dance- you can like the page here! How exciting!   Also make sure you’re following on Twitter and Instagram for updates and insights into my dance journey every day! -Jessica x

Life and Dance Update: May

So, after an incredibly busy period of constantly moving house, as well as many other life changes (detailed in my last post), I am finally settled into a new home and back in classes. Now that I have left my part-time day job in order to pursue dance more seriously, I am enjoying being able…

A Very Busy Spring

So, audition season is finally over, and things have continued to be absolutely crazy in my life! Auditions drew to a close a few weeks ago, and I didn’t get as many offers as I was expecting. Auditions were stressful, but exciting. It was amazing to get to go to so many fantastic schools I…

“The Blogging Ballerina is now “Dare to Dance”!

So, a blog redesign has been on the cards for quite some time now. However, I’m right in the middle of audition season so I’m so limited in both time and money. I wanted to put my newly acquired coding skills into practice to build a new site myself from scratch, but it would simply…

2017 Thoughts

Hello and happy new year! Reflecting on the past year, things have been pretty crazy for me, and not always in a good way. December really culminated in a series of big changes and setbacks- however, I’ve had my time for moping and now it is time to move on and take action. The infrequency…