As a child I did tap, ballet, and modern lessons. I attended the occasional ceilidh and I was told by a ballerina in Mexico that I was a ‘natural’ and ought to dance more. I didn’t… until mid-life when I started pursuing folk dancing quite seriously and realised I love to dance. I get something out of it that I don’t get from anything else. I currently take an active role in the Lancaster University Folk Society where I occasionally call and, unsurprisingly, like passing on my knowledge of how to dance. I go to more challenging ceilidhs and folk festivals where I enjoy making connections with good partners and was recently told “you’re a better dancer than you think you are”… so I just need all the good partners to realise that and dance with me more!