How to Catch Up in Your Dance Training

As you may know, I started my dance training much later than most. I took my first ever ballet lesson just before I turned 15. I danced a few times a week at local schools, and I didn’t start serious ballet training until I was 21. If you’re not sure how huge a difference that…

#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….

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…

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…

The Dancer’s Journal

So I’ve already mentioned this journal in my What’s In My Dance Bag post, but I really wanted to do a full review with pictures, because it really is an amazingly useful and beautiful product. I found this in the Bloch store in Covent Garden, just behind the till as I was paying, and I…

Mental Training

      So it’s been a while since my last post- sorry! Life has been crazy; mainly work has really gotten on top of me the last few weeks, people’s hours have been cut meaning we’re operating with less staff and therefore I’ve been finishing super late. The last couple of weeks were a…