An honest account about teaching ballet in East Africa…

Before I jumped on the plane to Nairobi, I thought I knew what I was getting into. I was just heading over to teach some ballet (something I do on a daily basis!) and give some beautiful children presents in the form of second-hand dance-wear. I was also going to see where the new dance […]

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Preparing to climb Kilimanjaro

I leave for Africa on Friday! If you follow my personal Instagram you may have noticed I’m out amongst the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland most Sundays. I’ve been in training for the past 6 months because I’ll be climbing Africa’s highest mountain ‘Kilimanjaro’ (for 7 days!) after teaching ballet in Nairobi for my Peace & Pliés […]

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Introducing Peace & Pliés…

Since beginning the GC DANCE & TUTU TIMES journey it’s been my mission to bring grace to peoples lives and break down the elitist barriers often associated with ballet. As I get older (and hopefully a little bit wiser!) I strongly believe you should take whatever it is that you’re best at and make the […]

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A class of show-offs? I don’t think so

‘Yoga is not an Olympic contest – we’re not here to prove what we can do, we’re here to improve what we can’t do…’ — Guru Singh ________________ Although the above quote is by a yogi, I think it really resonates with those that practise ballet. Let’s just replace ‘yoga’ with ‘ballet’… We constantly need […]

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My Valentine

On Valentines Day (2017) I wrote; “To my first love, ballet. You made me the woman I am today; my discipline, tenacity and essence is all thanks to you.” This is why I love ballet, as I truly believe it extends far beyond body benefits. While it’s always nice to have toned calf muscles and excellent […]

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Why your pirouettes don’t look like mine

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success…” Napoleon Hill ____________________________ In order to create an external shift, you need to shift something internally… Usually classes tend to become quiet around this time of year. Interestingly though, classes have been busier than ever. Which is fabulous for two reasons; firstly you’re not waiting until […]

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Demi-Pointe Dancewear

The best kinds of businesses are ones that grow out of other businesses!

Take Tutu Times for example; it grew out of GC Dance when students parents kept asking me for adult ballet classes. Imagine if there were no Tutu Times community? I don’t even want to think about it – I need you guys!

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