Keep the Performing Arts Alive as Schools Return from Lockdown

Schools should be a creative, positive, inclusive environment, where students feel they can progress and blossom under the influence of their teachers and peers. They should be places which cultivate and support pupils’ abilities to find their talents and passions; introducing students to brand new situations or ideas within the daily curriculum.  Having only just…

“Organise, make work, mobilise!”

LCDS alumni Dulcie Fraser who graduated last year tells us how they found their true calling at LCDS – and it wasn’t contemporary dance, but the Feminist Society I am reflecting on my time at LCDS – I graduated in the Summer of 2019 with a bunch of pals for life after three years of dancing,…

Healthier Social Media for Dancers

Shelby Williams (This blog courtesy of: Counselling for Dancers). This is the second article that Shelby Williams (Biscuit Ballerina) has written exclusively for Counselling for Dancers.  She talks about healthier social media use for dancers.  A good friend of mine called social media “a thief of time”, which is very apt.        …

What’s the difference?

What’s the difference? A Psychiatrist, a Clinical Psychologist, a Counselling Psychologist, a Psychotherapist and a Counsellor walk into a ballet class with good attitudes and go to the barre. The ballet master says how may I help you? As one, the therapists reply “we would like to help your dancers.” The ballet master and dancers…

D.O.A OPEN BLOG

Welcome to our OPEN BLOG. Here you will have the possibilities to send us what you want to say. We want your voice to be heard within our community and that is why DOA has created another OPEN platform where you can share, read, listen and enjoy real dance experiences. HOW DOES IT WORK? Easy……

Who am I, if I can’t dance?

“I think of retirement every day of my life. Dance is a career that requires great physical and mental effort. When you’re almost 37, your body does not respond the same way it did when you were 25. I can feel it already, it hurts. And it’s hard, it’s very hard to overcome physical pains…

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