Photo Gallery: Taynuilt

Here is a gallery of photos by the very talented Jake Owens Photography, from when we visited Taynuilt in the West Scottish Highlands during audition season.

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…

Photo Gallery: Glitter!

Following on from the paint powder photoshoot I did with my very talented other half Jake Owens, I had the idea that we could do the same thing with glitter. Next thing we know, half a kilo of different coloured glitter had been ordered online and we had turned our living room into a makeshift…

Bootea 14 Day Teatox Review

I’ve always been cautious about slimming tea products. I believe that there’s no replacement for eating healthily and training right. However I have been curious about these Bootea teatox teas for some time, wondering if they really do work. You see a lot of people promoting them on social media, claiming excellent results; how much…

“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…

Photo Gallery: Paint Powder!

So the other morning Jake and I thought we would have some fun with powder paint! It was early in the morning and absolutely FREEZING but we got some really fun shots! I loved doing it and we’re doing a similar thing soon so watch this space for more fun…   You can check out…

18 Things to Start Doing Today to Make You a Better Dancer

Hi there! I’m sorry that this is my first post this month, I’m currently smack-bang in the middle of my audition season, and I’ve never been so busy! I’ve had 3 auditions so far (one earlier today!) and I’m starting to get in the swing of it; I’ve got about 5 left, depending on call-backs….

Grit and Deliberate Practice

I have recently listened to an audiobook called “Grit: the power of passion and perseverance” by Angela Duckworth, which has been so enlightening to me in my dance training and pursuit of my goals, I feel I need to share some of what I have learned. First of all, I highly recommend that you read…

Goal-Setting: The Grid Method

Hi all! Sorry about the slight delay since my last post- I’ve been completing and submitting all of my dance course application forms. I’m starting to get my first audition dates through, so more on that soon! In my last post, which you can check out here if you missed it, I talked about my…

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…