I have had lots of people say to me that 'Dancing must keep you fit' ... which to a degree it does, but I don't train day in and day out so 'keeping fit' needs to happen away from dancing also. I've tried running ... it doesn't like me 😛 I enjoy HIIT workouts but … Continue reading Play & Dance Yourself Fit – Learn with a Hulahoop
This year has been one full of change, full of stepping out of my comfort zone and full of saying 'wow, where did the time go?' I thought I would take a look back at 2018 and see just where that time went!! Blogging The first quarter of the year was super busy for me, … Continue reading 2018 – A year in Review
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
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!
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
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!
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
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
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…
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…