#wedaretodance; Standing Up for Accessibility in Dance

When I started this blog several years ago, and when I relaunched it recently as Dare to Dance, I had the idea that I wanted to document my dance journey, because I am taking an unusual route into my dance career. I started dancing much later than most, and didn’t begin serious training until adulthood….

Dance and Nutrition Part One: My Story

Dance and Nutrition: what an important topic. Dance is incredibly demanding- dancers train (at least) as hard as athletes, however as artists are required to maintain a certain line. (‘Line’ is how we often describe the shape of the body in dance, both in general and when in specific poses). I recently went to see…

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….