Tag Archives: creativity

Staying calm in an uncertain career…

How do we stay calm and centred as a freelancer? Rushing from one place to another, trying to keep on top of many differing projects all at once, sustaining a high level of fitness and creativity and functioning as a small business. It is not always easy and our sheer love and passion for dance…

10 Tried and Tested Tips to being a Successfully Authentic Dancer.

When starting out, whether it be as a recent graduate, as an established dancer beginning a new project or a dancer shifting mid-career, it can be exciting but also a challenge. I love reading about people who have been successful, in any field and to be inspired by how they have gone about accomplishing their…

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,…

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 […]

The Art of Self Care

How often do we really take care of ourselves? It can sometimes be easier to put other people’s needs, paying the bills and the demands of every day life ahead of our own needs, health and happiness. This is a question I have been contemplating for a little while as I currently have 9 loved…

10 Reasons to Dance Yourself Happy

Dance is wonderful for lifting the spirit and pulling you out of a low mood! It offers so many benefits, not just on a physical level but for your mental health and well being too. As dance requires you to be completely present during a class, it enables your mind to switch off from the…