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Freestyle popular at Rose Hill

Freestyle popular at Rose Hill

The Rose Hill group have been enjoying The M Word with enthusiasm and 'infectious' energy. And a particular fondness for freestyling. "I like the freestyle… because the freestyle is really cool; we get to share [with] everyone our different dances and how we like...

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Freestyle popular at Rose Hill

Blackbird Leys: The M Word is ‘fun’ and ‘interesting’

Over two months have passed since The M Word was first introduced to Oxford. We teamed up with Dancin' Oxford to offer young people a place to be themselves, understand themselves (and their mental health) and grow through dance. And what a process it has been so far!...

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Happy Birthday to us!

Happy Birthday to us!

It’s very hard to believe that Body Politic is celebrating its 5th Birthday! Time has flown by. We thought it would be a perfect opportunity to reflect on the ‘then and now’ and highlight our five best bits!   1. Shaun Evaristo, Jillian Meyers and Pat Cruz We...

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Looking After Your Mental Health

Looking After Your Mental Health

We've looked at many ways of working towards a healthy mind, from practicing mindfulness to emotional expression. It's all been about the internal. But something many neglect is how the external – the environment and people around – us can affect our mental health....

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Dancing Through An Injury: Psychological

Dancing Through An Injury: Psychological

Navigating an injury can be tough. Physically – you can find some relevant advice on our previous post – and mentally. The effects of an injury on our mental health can at times be glossed over, or relegated to second priority after our physical state.   "It's my...

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Dancing Through An Injury: Psychological

Dancing Through An Injury: Physical

To start, heed these words: Don't dance when you're injured! 'What's the point of this post then?' you ask. This is for those of you who have begun a rehearsal or job process and suffered an acute injury during said process. Although, in the name of activism, the best...

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Becoming A Dynamic Dancer

Becoming A Dynamic Dancer

Dynamic – Positive in attitude, full of energy and new ideas / A force that stimulates change or progress within a system or process   Trace the timeline of Hip hop dance through to the 60s and you'll see nothing but dynamism; it's a constant thread. Breakers...

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3 Tips To Improve Your Freestyle

3 Tips To Improve Your Freestyle

Who knew there would be so much difficulty in just being free? As dancers, we become used to (and comfortable with) certain restrictions our styles provide. There's a structure in place. Specific names for specific movements. We adopt a dogmatic approach to mastering...

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Dissecting Reflections: For The Ambitious

Dissecting Reflections: For The Ambitious

Our body of work ‘Reflections’ isn’t just about raising awareness. It’s a fight to keep mental healthcare at the tip of our tongues. Spoken word poetry lend itself perfectly as a storytelling medium, used for that very same goal. For the sake of clarification,...

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