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!
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!
It's been a mad couple of weeks so the 'My Week in Instagram Pics' posts have had to take a bit of a back seat....which could be a good thing given I had so many New York posts to write! Haha! So here's last week in Instagram pics and if you don't already follow me, … Continue reading 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
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…
Dance exams....a necessary part of dancing and working your way through the grades. Two years on average is spent per grade learning steps, developing shape, developing technique, developing movement, developing the dancer as a whole package and to be examined throughout that time ensures the dancer is up to standard for their grade. The … Continue reading Then the nerves kick in…..
Dear Me! I'm now 35 and you're only 27. Looking to start dancing again, seeing it on the TV watching Strictly and wondering what you would be like now if you would have carried on dancing as a 7 year old in Manchester! 20 years later and as an adult it's almost more daunting to … Continue reading A letter to my younger ‘Dancing’ self
I would say that I'm in a decent routine now and apply my makeup for competition days in pretty much the same way, perhaps varying the eyeshadow colour or using a different mascara but generally this is now my look. I always start with my hair! Using hair oil and leave in conditioner to tame … Continue reading Dance competition makeup
Day 2 - Quote of The Day My favourite quote has to be: This is a general life quote about getting out there and living despite the hard times...to learn how to stop waiting until the tough times pass, they'll pass...to get out there and live or do what you can while it's happening, that can … Continue reading #MAKEUPMUSTHAVESCHALLENGE Day 2