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The ‘M’ Word

The ‘M’ Word

A new dance project aimed at 12 - 16 year olds in Wood Farm, Rose Hill and Blackbird Leys The 'M' Word, led by Body Politic's Emma-Jane Greig, is a year-long street dance project exploring issues around mental health in young people. The project is the development of...

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Pros and Cons: Learning in a class environment

Pros and Cons: Learning in a class environment

“I’m going to take class.” Chances are, if you’re a dancer or know anyone who is a dancer, you’ve heard or said this line before. It’s almost a staple ingredient in the life of many dancers. That weekly grind, learning from your favourite choreographers, and losing...

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A Sad Farewell

A Sad Farewell

Changes to Oxford Classes As some of you may know, I recently received funding from Oxford City Council to run a 12-month dance project in three regeneration areas in Oxford; Black Bird Leys, Rose Hill and Wood Farm. The project aims to use dance as a vehicle to...

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Treat yourself to five days in Saint Tropez

Treat yourself to five days in Saint Tropez

Sunshine. Yoga. Delicious food. Tempted? Friday 16th – Tuesday 20th June 2017 For the second year running I am teaming up with Founder of Value Your Mind, Nathalie Kealy to run a yoga retreat in La Gargoulette, a beautiful villa (with a swimming pool of course)...

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Fear in business

Fear in business

Running a business is a bit like riding a rollercoaster. There are moments when you feel untouchable, and other moments when you feel like you’re at rock bottom. However, amongst the whirl-wind of emotions is the scaffolding and structure of the ride keeping you...

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Informal Sharing – Digesting feedback

Informal Sharing – Digesting feedback

“This studio is huge!” The first thing that comes to mind as you climb the labyrinth-like staircase and push the double doors to reveal and revel in Circus 3. Stratford Circus Arts Centre is like any other dance studio – slick wooden floors, ballet bars, mirrors –...

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A playful approach to a serious topic

A playful approach to a serious topic

We’re very close to our first preview of Reflections, and the studio is brimming with life. Tackling mental health in a theatrical format takes an element of seriousness, but Body Politic always brings an element of play to the process. Looking back Let’s start with...

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness

It seems everyone's talking about 'mindfulness' these days. But what exactly does it mean? How can it help? Cast your mind back to last week. What do you remember? It's a bit blurry, right? As human beings there is a seemingly large amount of pressure on us to be able...

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