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Remembering Michael Maule: Important Ballet Lessons for Life

Nothing like a good ballet school audition to remind you you’re not at the center of the universe.

This is not a bad thing. It had already dawned on you years earlier in a classroom full of young ballet hopefuls when you did not get the instructor’s attention you so felt you deserved one afternoon. 1,344 more words


Open Letter

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here. Almost a year in fact. But I’m back now. And I have some news to share. I quit my professional ballet training. 1,112 more words


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“Joffrey Elite”

I mentioned this monstrosity in a previous post.  Here you see the “reality show” formula at its worst: fake shaming, fake competition, fake drama, all ending in a fake cliff-hanger. 437 more words

Ballet Class

Oh, Just. Let. Me.

Scout was mainly charming at work all last week, save his single throaty warning growl misdirected at the company CEO. He was walking towards us with a scary cardboard box, though, so you can imagine. 1,034 more words


Before No. 12 there was No. 62!

If has often been thought that The Hammond’s first residential school was at 12 Liverpool Rd in the early 1950s – however this was not the case. 403 more words

Student of the week, No. 8 - Pauline Cooper - Part One

This week our student of the week is Pauline Wyn Jones née Cooper.

Seeing and reading ‘Student of the Week. Nº 7’, brought back a flood of wonderful memories of my first ever Dance Teacher and, subsequently, long-time close personal and family friend, Margaret Lacey (or ‘Nana Lacey’ as my son referred to his favourite bed-time story reader and ‘Fairy Tale Queen’!) The garden at her little cottage in Rowen near Conwy was a magical place – full of fairies and fairy tales. 1,030 more words