It's been quite a while since I wrote a post about dancing ... in fact the last one was when I posted a 2018 Year in review with little updates on various things be it blogging, dancing or my career. So, I thought it was about time to run through and bring you up to … Continue reading Dancing – Where am I now?
Blackpool National Grand Finals 2018
It's been a whole month since the ISTD Ballroom & Latin National Grand Finals at the Winter Gardens in November. Life has been super busy since then but more about what I've been upto in upcoming posts! Friday 2nd November saw the start of the dance weekend with my usual spray tan in the morning … Continue reading Blackpool National Grand Finals 2018
Blackpool 2018 – The 4 week Countdown!
Well...four weeks and four days...and counting! As a Ballroom and Latin Dancer, the main goal for the year after competing at regional competitions, is to compete at our annual National Grand Finals which is held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool in November. This year is my 8th Blackpool and my 7th at the Winter … Continue reading Blackpool 2018 – The 4 week Countdown!
2017 in review!
What a year! 2017 seems to have flown by! As we are nearing the end of December, I thought I would take a look back at the year from a few different perspectives and see what has happened as the year has gone by. Blogging This has been my first full year of blogging as … Continue reading 2017 in review!
ISTD Blackpool Grand Finals 2017
The ISTD Grand Finals, Blackpool, the pivotal point of our Dance year, the date that goes into the diary and is then focused on as we count down the weeks, the lessons, the exams, the regional competitions with chances to qualify. Suddenly it is just around the corner as last minute preparations are put in … Continue reading ISTD Blackpool Grand Finals 2017
Quickstepping out of my comfort zone!
Dancing is one of those things whereby you can happily learn at your own pace, attend classes, have private lessons, dance at socials or step it up and take exams and enter competitions. The environment in which you choose to dance really is an individual decision primarily based on what it is that you want … Continue reading Quickstepping out of my comfort zone!
Dance Competition Makeup Workshop
In October, with the preparations for the Grand Finals competition in Blackpool under way, I attended a dance workshop which was a session on both Ballroom and Latin tips and ideas on ways to improve aspects such as performance. Learning how to walk on and off the floor may sound like something you can just … Continue reading Dance Competition Makeup Workshop
My Week in Instagram Pics
It's been yet another mad week, and being two weeks away from my trip to New York, these next couple of weeks will be pretty packed too! Here's last week's Instagram recap! Please excuse the screen shot quality of these two photos however they are from videos uploaded to Instagram! Click HERE to see my Rumba … Continue reading My Week in Instagram Pics
The Morning After The Comp Before…
Last week, I wrote a post about my anxiety when it comes to dance competitions and how it affects me. If you haven't already seen it, check it out here...When anxiety hits… I thought I'd post an update on the comp and how I felt I coped with my nerves! Mentally preparing for competitions is … Continue reading The Morning After The Comp Before…
When anxiety hits…
Slight change to my usual posts but still completely relevant to my blog! I posted a while ago a post called When The Nerves Kick In which was all related to my dance exams at the time and how nerves can affect my dancing. Almost a year later and having experienced some quite scary anxiety attacks over … Continue reading When anxiety hits…