Hi, I’m Emma and here’s a little about me and What about Dance.

I’ve loved dance since the age of 4 when, like so many other little girls, I started ballet lessons. From ballet through (a pretty poor attempt at) modern dance, then a hiatus from formal training during 6th form and university.  I rediscovered dance when I found a local salsa class and got hooked again as an adult.  I moved on to ceroc / modern jive with a few random and brief forays into other dance styles trying out ballroom, latin, street dance and west coast swing.

After stopping dancing at 8 months pregnant, it’s took 6 years to get back to dance. I was dancing regularly again and loving it more than ever then Covid put paid to that dancing. I’m still to get back to it (other than practising in the kitchen), but dance will always be a love of mine.

Once a dancer, always a dancer.

I’ve blogged for over 10 years at Bubbablue and me, but wanted a separate outlet for my dancing thoughts.  I’m a social dancer who loves to talk and read about dance.  Hence What About Dance was born.  I wanted to share my thoughts and loves about dance, start conversations and a community around dance, in particular modern jive, and also to encourage others to take up dance. I focus mainly on modern jive dance but there’ll be mentions of general dance and other genres.  Because chances are if you like one style of dance, you also appreciate others.  And of course, we can all learn from other dancers and dance styles.

Emma T

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  1. Hi Emma, just been reading your excellent advice on partner dancing! Well done bringing it all together and for it to be reasonably modular and each one short. Some of it overlaps with a web site I have built up from my experience (jivemoves.com). Feel free to have a look, it might give you some ideas. Hopefully you won’t mind if I link to your site as its full of a wealth of knowledge that I have not seen elsewhere.

    1. Thanks Richard. I shall bookmark it and refer to it when I have relevant posts. I usually share articles on my Facebook page, Live Love Learn Modern Jive, so I’m sure I’ll be picking up some pages to share over there. Thanks for stopping by.