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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 […]

January Series – setting goals and sticking to them…

At this time of year we are always asked by others what our New Years resolutions are and what we want to achieve. Yet how do we actually sustain the motivation to achieve our goals and how do we efficiently go about working towards them? Very often we plan goals for ourselves that are very…

10 Tips to surviving the start of a Dance Degree

Next week we see the start of new students and the commencement of the famous Freshers week! As an Associate Lecturer at Bath Spa University and an Adult Ballet and Contemporary Dance teacher at Bath University it is always lovely to meet fresh faced first years, ready with bursts of energy. Starting Higher Education is…