Once a Dancer

How to really get your sweat on in a Barre Class

How to really get your sweat on in a Barre Class

Barre classes are everywhere at the moment. Particularly in London, around every Instagram account there’s a new style of barre workout: barre-yoga, hiit-barre, cardio-barre- even barre-boxing! There’s a simple explanation. It’s a fun, but effective workout. It’s always a bit of a struggle getting up on […]

Why you Should Never Forget to Stretch

Why you Should Never Forget to Stretch

I deliberately scheduled this post for “FlexFriday”  (as it is now known amongst avid hashtaggers) to draw attention to an aspect of fitness that is ridiculously important, yet categorically ignored. Flex doesn’t just stand for strength – it also stands for Flexibility. Coming from a […]

Ballet and Beyond: A Contribution to the Royal Academy of Dance MyDance Campaign

Ballet and Beyond: A Contribution to the Royal Academy of Dance MyDance Campaign

It’s incredibly difficult to write precisely what dance means to me without saying anything overly- sentimental or clichéd. “My life revolves around dance” “My dance teacher is my greatest inspiration” “Dance defines me” “Dance was my rebellion” It all sounds a bit dramatic. I had, […]