My Afternoon at English National Ballet

Hi everyone! Sorry it’s been a while- I’ve just moved into a new flat, and finished my first year at university- where did that time go?! That means that as well as my university classes, vocational ballet classes, teaching commitments and commitments to social media work, I’ve been packing, unpacking, commuting from my boyfriend’s parents’…

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…

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…

31 Heartbreaking Moments All Dancers Have Experienced

Only realising the tip of the bobby has come off when you try to put it in your bun and it rips your hair out. Forgetting your skirt and having to take class feeling naked. Telling people you’re a dancer/ training to be a dancer and they reply with “Oh, like a dance teacher?” Thinking…

Self- Care Tips for Dancers

  Dance is incredibly demanding, especially at a serious level. As dancers, we not only give an incredible amount of mental and physical energy to what we do, but what we do also informs the rest of our lives. You can’t keep dance and life separate, because when you dance, it IS your life. When…

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