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Making Dance Affordable

Making Dance Affordable

We all know that Extra-Curricular activities cost money and that it can get expensive.  As a kid I was doing dance lessons, piano, flute and singing.  The running joke in my family was that the cheque book belonged to me as it was only used for dance, piano, singing,...

Summer Workshop

This summer join CDP Dance founder and professional dance instructor Charlotte Cooper for a “Day Full Of Dance” Kids love our regular street fusion classes and Summer School is the perfect opportunity for them to develop their skills at a full day Summer Workshop....
Dance on Prescription

Dance on Prescription

We all know that exercise is good for us and that we should be doing it.  All to often, when we get aches and pains we go to the doctor and get prescribed tablets to help mask or alleviate the pain. With the likes of TV programmes such as Strictly Come Dancing,...
August, my favourite month

August, my favourite month

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] August is always a special month to me as its the month I realised I could still follow my dream and dance for a living. How does 1 month of the year do that?  Well, lets re-wind to the year 2013! So, 2nd year of university and I’m...
A – Z of Dance

A – Z of Dance

A few months ago I did a weekly A-Z of Dance via the social media pages.  I have now turned it into a blog!   So here it goes: A for Alignment. We focus on alignment in our ballet/contemporary class. From this image we’re aiming to be like the start position.   B for...
Why should we dance?

Why should we dance?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We all know that we need to keep active and that exercise has many benefits not only for our body but also for our mind.  When we exercise the hormone endorphin is released which trigger a positive feeling and reduce your perception...
What injury taught me

What injury taught me

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Day 1 of my dance degree and I suddenly find I’m struggling to dance.  I did the usual, went to the doctors, went for X-Rays, rested and went for physio all to be told “I think you need an MRI but I can’t help, I...
Celebrating our 1st year of business!

Celebrating our 1st year of business!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] CDP Dance is 1, I honestly don’t know where the last 12 months have gone!  In the first few months of running classes we were asked to take part in the Whitnash Christmas Light switch on which for the students at the time was...
Stop! That’s really bad for you!

Stop! That’s really bad for you!

When I had my hip injury the first question I was asked was had I ever said in a W.  They were checking the rotation ability in my hip.  To my knowledge I had never been able to but my parents found footage of me doing it when I was a baby. Sitting like this can cause...
No exams, how do they know they’ve improved?

No exams, how do they know they’ve improved?

I’m often asked “if there’s no exam, how do they know they’ve improved?”  This always irritates me as a piece of paper with a grade doesn’t prove anything!   I know there was 1 ballet exam that I failed but that doesn’t mean I haven’t...