How to Get Your Fiancé to Dance

How many proposals were there this Valentine’s Day? And how many lucky ladies will be dreaming about their wedding dance while their partners either dread this tradition or simply refuse to talk about it? Most brides-to-be would love to have a romantic fairytale waltz with their brand-new husband on their special day, but unfortunately for

How To Choose Your Wedding Dance Song

When you hear your perfect song, you can’t help but smile because it’s just so you. But how do you choose your wedding First Dance song if you both have very different music tastes? Tip #1 - Choose your first dance song together! If you choose a song that you both like, or at least

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Is Fear Stopping You From Having Your Dream Wedding Dance?

It is natural to be afraid of taking your very step onto the dance floor, in front of ‘everyone’ on your Big Day . . . . Most of the wedding couples who come to me for their Wedding Dance lessons tell me how terrified they are of doing something that is so much out

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Is Dancing Embarrassing?

So one night, there I was in a cocktail bar (yes, I was socialising in a cocktail bar on a school night!) and I met a tall, handsome stranger (okay you’ve got me again .. but a girl can dream, right?) Well anyway back to the story …. As we chatted he started telling me

Wow Your Friends & Family – by being YOU!

How do you wow your friends and family with your wedding dance? I have seen so many types of wedding dance from the awkward shuffle to the full-on choreographed show. Yet, your friends and family just want to see you relax and enjoy yourself on your big day. They don't want you to have to do

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? 4 simple steps to finding your ideal dance class

How do you feel when you decide to do something new, like learning to dance? Do you feel excited; maybe nervous? Hopefully, not panicky! Do you find that as soon as you get to a new class, you have these thoughts going through your mind: -       Do I like it? -       What’s going on? -       I

The Art Of Dance: It’s incredible how things can change

Ailsa Victoria Miller, a talented artist and Lindy Jazz dancer, captures the vivid colours of nature beautifully in her work. I've been incredibly moved by her dance story and am really excited to share her guest blog with you. I feel so lucky to have turned my life around and have more reasons than most

Push & Shove: How Lindy Hop video clips can be a blessing and a curse

[youtube_sc url="https://youtu.be/ey0amajXhvw" title="Fast%20Lindy%20Hop"] When watching amazingly fast and energetic Lindy Hop clips on Youtube, it’s easy to assume a number of things. For example, it can look as if the dancers with their ultra fast swingouts are forcibly whirling their partners round then pushing them out, using a lot of arm tension and strength to

A Lindy Life

"If I didn't know you I would have bought a caravan" Like many swing dancers, I spend a lot of my time, energy and money on dancing weekends. I am always looking out for the next opportunity to dance. Recently a dance friend and I were on a long journey to the Hen Do of,

Measuring happiness

Have you ever tried to measure happiness? Is this even possible? In 2010, I was given the opportunity to take part in an NHS project called, ‘Arts into Wellbeing’, which required me to do exactly that! This fantastic new project enabled target groups to participate in a variety of arts activities, such as dance, music,

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