As a child the usual tap, ballet, and modern lessons were taken. The occasional ceilidh was attended 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 and look for challenging ceilidhs and folk festivals where I enjoy making connections with good partners.