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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A WEEK OF REHEARSALS WITH RANDOM DANCE. This week… It’s been intense! Dancers from various classes I teach came together to learn a new work for the Big Dance Project, produced by Sadler’s Wells & Cubitt Artists and led by Random Dance Company choreographers, rehearsing hours everyday. One […]
OH YES THEY CAN! A while ago (way back before Christmas even!) I asked you the question “What is dance?” and you gave some fascinating answers in response.