Category Archive: amateur dance

The Dying Swan: A profound workshop. I didn’t realise what I was getting myself into.

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I feel like I have to write what I experienced in a ballet class. I practiced Swan Lake and didn’t know what emotions it would trigger.

Stories from the West End

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After 6 months of lockdown, Mampara Dance Company came back together on stage at The Sainsbury Theatre to perform CATS. The rehearsals and the performance

Back to studio: An interview about dance before, during and after lockdown

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Natalie Hunt, founder of Mamparadance, talks in an interview about teaching during lockdown and the return to studio classes in September 2020.

City Academy Dancers at Dancesation Expo

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All images: City Academy dancers at Dancesation Expo 2012 Earlier today I had a great meeting with the people at City Academy, the results of which I hope to be able to publish… Continue reading

3 dance images representing Locus on #wordymonday

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All images: Young dancers from Akademi celebrating the official launch of Big Dance 2012 at St Pancras Station I selected this first photograph of young Akademi dancers below a clock and the Olympic… Continue reading

London Waiting

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All images: Aila Floyd of The Bees Knees and travelling dancer Andrew Stone dancing around London I’ve written this post in response to further media uproar about a presented inequity in terms of… Continue reading

Ineluctable

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Both images: Tomorrow’s Men at Canary Wharf Time for a change. Every Monday I’m going to pick images that I think reflect an interesting sounding word, some of which I hope that you… Continue reading

Dancesation Expo Revisited

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Young dancers at Dancesation Expo 2012 The article I wrote about Dancesation Expo, which was published in this month’s Dance Today, has been so well received that I thought I’d post some more… Continue reading

More Salsa in Miami and London

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Salsa dancers at the Biltmore Hotel, Miami Just a quick post today as there is lots to do to prepare for the World Travel Market and my Going Tits Up charity adventure next… Continue reading

Dancing for 1Malaysia

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Both images: Children dancing for the Malaysian Minister of Tourism at London’s South Bank More from the end of Malaysia Week