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Meet the new Creative Producer for Bath Dance- Fleur Hoefkens-Lee

Meet Fleur Hoefkens-Lee, the new Creative Producer of Bath Dance. Fleur has recently taken over from Lisa Lort, who has moved to Pavilion Dance South West in Bournemouth. I caught up with Fleur to find out more about her background and her vision for Bath Dance. 1. What is your dance background? My love of…

Why are ballet steps in French?

French is considered the language of ballet and the majority of steps have a French name. Quite often a step will sound more complicated than it really is because of the translation into French, such as a ‘plie’ means ‘to bend’. The language of ballet is universal and the steps are taught worldwide. Ballet originated…

Staying positive when injured

Being injured as a dancer can be a frustrating and heart sinking experience but I think it is important to use the time positively and to consider what has caused the injury and why. The body is clever and is trying to tell you something, that either there is a problem with a movement pattern…

A Smoothie to help in the recovery after dancing

I do enjoy a good smoothie and they are a quick, tasty way to attain your 5 a day in one go! As a dancer they are great to have first thing in the morning or early evening. Here is a simple delicious recipe that takes 3 minutes and will help to increase your nutritional…