Should I have a Plan B?

Have you heard the saying ‘a Plan B simply distracts from a Plan A’? Being a dancer it can be difficult to juggle paying the bills, keeping fit, going to classes, auditions, teaching here and there whilst retaining focus for your dream and ‘Plan A’. However, keeping that focus and commitment is the secret to…

Question Time : A Dancer’s Time to Reflect

Where do you begin in deciding what route to follow when you are evolving from a professional performance career to a new pathway? You may already be clear about what that pathway may be but on the other hand you may feel a little lost, vague or unclear. This article aims to help you sit,…

Tips for a dancer to transition into something new…

The end of a performing career doesn’t have to be a scary, depressing transition but can in fact be a positive phase in life and a time to discover new talents.  A dancer’s performing career as we all know, eventually has an ending. This article is about how we can find positivity through uncertain times…

Support is out there for ill and injured dancers

This article focuses on the amazing support I have received from Dance organisations set up specifically to help dancers who are ill, injured or experiencing the transition of ‘being a dancer’ into ‘something else’, rather than the woes of having cancer. Being diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the age of 35 was certainly not in…

Keeping warm, healthy and happy in and out of the studio.

Hot, sweaty studios are a breeding ground for colds and flu but how can we keep well? Do you find that the moment one person in your class or company has a virus, it soon spreads like wildfire and everyone has it?! Keeping warm and cosy during this cold spell and dismal weather can at…

No Sweat! Why we should use more natural deodorants.

Us dancers like to stay fresh all day yet do we know what is in our deodorant and body sprays? I have recently switched from a regular brand of deodorant to one with more natural ingredients. For years there have been rumours that there is a link between aluminium Parabens in anti-perspirant sprays with breast…

Excellence Vs Perfectionism in Dance”

Excellence Vs Perfectionism Trying to strike a balance between achieving excellence and avoiding tipping into perfectionist tendencies is a fine line. “Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralising” Harriet Braiker As a dancer we are hard working individuals and keen to work towards our dreams and ambitions. Yet how far are we […]