Category Archives: Teaching notes

Everyday Creativity for Blues Dancers

This is the second workshop I have run in the ‘Everyday Creativity for…’ series, this time for blues dancers in the London blues scene. A huge thank you to Ellie…

Pre-stressed concrete: lessons for swing dancers

Recently in beginner’s swing dancing classes I’ve described the connection between lead and follow when dancing side-by-side Charleston as being a bit like how pre-stressed concrete works. I promised a…

Are you doing a French Mazurka?

I’m writing this on the train home from Towersey Festival to which I had been invited by my friends Nat and Sophie to help out with some swing teaching and…

Hazel Hill Family Adventure Weekend

I’ve just returned a wonderful weekend in the woods, the first ever Hazel Hill Family Adventure Weekend. The aim of the weekend was to give kids the chance to get…

Teaching at Queens – part 1

Over the next couple of days I’ll be at Queens University Belfast to do two things: to kick off a new sustainability-themed student project, and to run a curriculum development…

Day 3 at the RDI Summer School 2013

7am: ten of us met for an early morning swim in the Dart. The water was so cold it began to burn, but the sensation was incredible. Whether they had…

Cumulonimbus at Dartington Hall

Notes from Day Two of the RSA RDI Summer School – sort of

My aim for this reportage has been to tell a live story from the Summer School. This is tricky to do because, as I said in my first day post,…

RDI Summer School

RDI Summer School – Day One

What is remarkable about the RDI Summer School is how so many people applied on the basis on personal recommendation, and yet how little any of the attendees know about…

Off to the RDI Summer School

For the next few days, I will be down at the RDI Summer School. Over four days and three nights, the School inspires, challenges, and provokes designers and those who use…