#5 Learn To Dance: Learning & A Mentor

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Dancers who want to progress will enrol in a dance school, and you will learn a lot from the experience of a professional dancer. My dance teacher is amazing, she works out everything out during the lesson, and she will break down the steps into small sections and will do more complicated steps  at half […]

#4 Learn To Dance: Critic’s & Partners

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Think on this simple point: If a child starts to dance, family and friends give them loads of encouragement, and rightly so, this is a gift that could last a lifetime. This all changes from the teenage years and upward, WHY? It’s called peer pressure. What’s that? The social influence a peer group exerts on […]

#3 Learn To Dance: Video or Mirror

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To be honest I think this is one of the best things you should put into practice, if you are serious about becoming a dancer. The dance school that I attend has huge mirrors covering the wall, and I managed not to look at myself for about 2 years because I was so focused on […]

#2 Learn To Dance: Find The Time To Practice

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I don’t teach dance but I do have my own music school with four part time tutors, so I do know what it takes to practice, it’s self discipline. You take your body to the place where you are going to practice and DO IT! Right ok. Music and Rhythm Before you do any steps […]

#1 Learn To Dance: Getting Started

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I started ballroom dancing in 2008 with my wife Karen, the only kind of dancing I had ever done before this was free style (or embarrassed but doing it anyway and Ceilidh. Karen had several trophies for Highland dancing, and I mistakenly thought she could obviously dance anything. The problem was this;  when we danced […]

#21 Screenwriter: To Write & Re-Write

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We have been through quite a journey, getting a handle on what our story is about, creating the Central Question, and taking our protagonist through their archetypal stages, from Orphan, to Wanderer, to Warrior, and finally, to Martyr. You’ve answered all of the questions along the way.  Now, what? Dive right into the screenplay and […]

#20 Screenwriter: Memory Guide Detail

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I’ve re-written blog 19 because  I made some mistakes, I’m only human after-all 1..I DON’T GET NO RESPECT Most screenplays are about one thing…respect! Your protagonist doesn’t have it, but wants it. In this first section, your main character is an orphan; an outsider looking in at world that doesn’t want him. Shrek is being […]

#19 Screenwriter: Memory Guide Detail

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Blog #17 The Memory Guide was popular, so I’m now going to bring more detail to that outline. I DONʼT GET NO RESPECT Most screenplays are about one thing…respect! Your protagonist doesn’t have it, but wants it. In this first section, your main character is an orphan; an outsider looking in at world that doesn’t […]

#18 Screenwriter: Act III; Plot Point Overview

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This phase of the hero’s journey, consists of four plot points — two yeses’ and two no’s — but their order is a little different from the reversals in Act II and perfectly suited to help close out the action of your story. The last four plot points, in order, are BIG YES, NO, BIG […]

#17 Screenwriter: The Memory Guide

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When I’m writing the screenplay, I become totally engrossed in the project and loose all sense of time, I do the same thing when I’m writing a song, I become totally absorbed in what I’m doing and won’t be distracted by anything or anyone. Because I write first and sort it all out later, but […]

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