Monday, 7 November 2016

Hustle New Year, Happy New Blog

Here's a copy of my first blog, written in January 2014...

There really couldn’t be a better time than the start of a new year, to start a new blog. So while I’m still laughing at my own “Hustle New Year” joke (that probably nobody gets, because nobody has even heard of Hustle dancing) I’m also posting this online as my first blog offering.

I’d like to give you an idea of what to expect. There will of course be delicious nougats of dance information, probably a few pernickety details that only a post-grad movement analyst, such as myself, would even care about, but I also intend for this blog to be of general interest, fun to read and not just for the dance obsessed.

I have been there. I have been dance obsessed. If you want to be really, really good at something then you have to be totally dedicated. You have to eat it, sleep it, breathe it. Or if you fall in love with something, if you’re truly in love with it, you want it in your life as much as possible. This I have done. Thankfully though, I have come out the other side and I’ve learnt to be a well-rounded human being again! I know how to sail a boat across the channel. I know what DRS means in Formula 1 and I know which day of the week PMQs takes place. If that doesn’t convince you, then I should say I do actually have friends that I didn’t meet on a dance floor.

So there we have it. This is a dance blog for cool people. Expect a lot about my favourite dance styles, a mish mash of related topics such as health, fitness, food, drink, lifestyle, art, theatre, music and shoes, plus a few random references to sailing and Formula 1. (My Twitter and Instagram feeds also reflect this same broad range of interests.) If you're a high achieving, active and adventurous person dancing can enhance your life. Please allow me to guide you so that you can participate in the most delightful forms of dancing and enjoy and appreciate dance as an art form. 

I probably won’t mention much about the silliness in PMQs.