Dance Artist & Educator for over 50's
Dance, Ageing and the Alexander Technique.

Dance, Ageing and the Alexander Technique.

Where it all began, When I first started to dance I was the oldest in the class! In fact, throughout my learning dance I have always been the oldest in dance class (or at least one of).   I was 17 years old when I entered an audition for a dance showcase in high school… Continue →

Disco Dance & Counterpoint at Whitecross Street Party

Disco Dance & Counterpoint at Whitecross Street Party

At the end of July some of my Counterpointers teamed up with dancers from my Disco Dance Class to finish the term off on a high… Hip-hop styles abound! Disco dance class and Counterpointers at Whitecross Street Party If you’re interested in taking up Disco Dance or maybe another dance style have a look at… Continue →

Big Dance 2016

Big Dance 2016

  Last weekend across the UK and in other parts of the world dancers of all ages and abilities came together to dance the Big Dance. It was a very special one this year because the Big Dance organisers are hanging up their shoes.   After 10 years it’s time for Big Dance to be… Continue →

Create your Own Solo: Part 2

Create your Own Solo: Part 2

In the last lesson we looked at using music to inspire your creative process but in this lesson we’ll look at being inspired by watching other dancers move.   I’ve already mentioned previously the incredibly helpful short series from The Place and in today’s lesson we’ll be drawing on the 1st part in their mini series and making use of… Continue →

A successful day at Middlesex University

A successful day at Middlesex University

On Wednesday I spent a day at Middlesex University as a visiting lecturer working with their 1st year dance students, looking at my work with older people in dance and what’s involved in teaching and training people at a later stage in their life. This is the third year running I’ve taught at Middlesex uni… Continue →

Create your own solo: Part 1

Create your own solo: Part 1

Today is the start of a series I’m going to write covering artistic intent, how we convey our ideas and emotions through movement, the language of movement and where we get our ideas and movement from. It’s a big topic so I might not write on it every week but today we’re going to start… Continue →

Doing what you love – it ain’t that easy!

Doing what you love – it ain’t that easy!

In the past week I’ve been thinking about what brought me to dance the very first time and what sacrifices I made in order to pursue dance (I’d been listening to an interview with Namron and it got me thinking!).   I was a late starter actually, although I had been very involved in sports,… Continue →

An interview with Monocle 24

An interview with Monocle 24

I’m really pleased to share this interview for Monocle 24 Radio show, The Urbanist, from earlier this week. The show’s topic is “Cities for All Ages”… We discuss how Counterpoint Dance Company are challenging people to thing differently about ageing and to reconsider the stereotyped iedas of older people, particularly in urban society, through the… Continue →

Elixir Festival 2014

Elixir Festival 2014

The Elixir Festival, which finished on Monday, was one of the most fulfilling events in dance that I’ve had the pleasure to be part of. Sadler’s Wells produced an amazing variety of shows, over four days, to cater for all types of audiences. Both on the main stage and in the Lilian Baylis Studio, they… Continue →

  • New Moves at The Place.

  • Migrations - London Premier.

  • It's A Man's World...

  • Fringe Festival 2013.