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January 1, 2020

Well, that’s that then. Christmas is distant for another year. A thought that surrounds my braincase is, when is it acceptable to start watching Christmas movies again? That reminds me I MUST have a roast dinner more than once a year because they are that GOOD, and I c...

December 1, 2019

The Christmas Convo

With Christmas approaching, I find myself getting really excited. It’s something to look forward to. A rare moment to take a breath, appreciate my life, and spend quality time with my family.

Yet, my work, and the varied demographic it impacts reminds...

November 1, 2019

Getting Free I stand up slowly, joints creaking, gradually unfurling my stiff body (is this really what 29 feels like? What about 39? 49?). My brain is sluggish and stuffy, like I somehow mixed up where I keep the cotton wool and accidentally shoved it in to my own sku...

September 15, 2019

Growing up some people knew me as a dancer before they even knew my name.

My childhood memories are filled with hours worth of making up dance routines in my garden and recreating music videos. Despite academic dance training not being accessible to me I would dance any...

September 1, 2019

Dance is my safe place. I still have a long way to go but it gets me through life much easier. I am very thankful for Charlie giving me the option to write about my dance experiences through her BA Blogs.

Within my childhood days, growing up in Cleckheaton (near Leeds)...

August 1, 2019

I introduced my very first blog by discussing the ways in which dance will always manage to move me. It does indeed still move me, and has moved me through the hardest moments of my life so far since that very first blog. I’ve been grieving, heartbroken, lost, jobless,...

July 1, 2019

To celebrate a whole year in business, we had our very first B.A Battle and Jam!The very word ‘battle’ evokes fear in many dancers despite it’s centrality to Street dance culture. For me, there are a few reasons for this. One being an overall confidence issue with free...

June 1, 2019

People rarely move together anymore, and it really, really bothers me.

Dance used to be a focal social activity in the generations that have come before mine. Many of our grandparents will have met on the dance floor.

Among this dancing, were incredible inter generationa...

May 1, 2019

I’ve come to learn that there is a difference between solitude and loneliness. We can be alone and feel content and in the same respect, we can be surrounded by people and still feel alone. Loneliness does not discriminate, nor does it take your personality into accoun...

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