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On knowing and not knowing

I originally started thinking about this post after a conversation with our Principal, Janet Smith at the Access graduation performance. She talked about how the students danced so confidently and openly, and that perhaps this was because they hadn’t begun to analyse their performance to the extent that students do on the degree programme through their course. 760 more words


Every day at college, we have advice handed to us:

‘You have to love dance to stick at it’, ‘You don’t have to love dancing every day of the week, it’s just a job, people have this ‘passion complex’ as dancers, that I don’t invest in’, ‘Show me your passion, that’s what people look for’, ‘You know what you should be doing to improve and be successful, why don’t you do it?’, ‘Being a dancer isn’t about pushing and pushing yourself until you break, it’s about doing what’s healthy for your body and your mind’… 437 more words