It doesn’t feel real…

So I’ve finished. I’ve completed my BA Hons Degree, in a global pandemic. As many of you might know I have been studying a degree in Dance Performance at Addict Dance Academy in Leicester for the past 3 years, and it has now come to an end, but because of the pandemic and restrictions, it doesn’t feel real. We have finished filming our graduation virtual show that airs in July but aside from that, no ball dresses, no cap & gown, no holding the scroll and getting our photo taken. YET. Our dance school has been very fortunate to be able to keep going in these uncertain times and the amount of training I’ve managed to get in my final year despite being in a pandemic, has been impressive. It’s now nearing the date of me moving out of my Leicester flat and leaving my student life behind, and I can’t help but feel emotional and reflective of both the past 3 years at Addict and also the past 4 years I’ve lived in Leicester.

I hope to be able to celebrate properly in the near future with all the graduation-y type bits and bobs, and I’m excited (but also obviously nervous) to be let loose into the ‘real’ world of being a performer and hustling to get those dream jobs I’ve wanted since I could walk and talk. 20 years of training to be a performer has all come down to this.

I didn’t know what this post would become as I just sat down and had a few thoughts of what I wanted to write but I do just want to document how much of a life-changer these past few years have been. Moving away from home and going through one hell of rollercoaster ride to get to where I am today, my god, I am PROUD. I’m not only proud of myself but also of my closest friends who have been on the ride with me, we’ve all been through some of the worst and best times together and it doesn’t feel like it should end here, and it won’t. The bonds you make at dance school (or university), feel so different to any bonds you make in school, college, clubs etc and I count my blessings everyday that I met and made friends with the most supportive and loving people. Endless amounts of love for you all.

Cheers to us!

The Graduating Year of 2021!

Who knows what the future will bring, but F*** me I’m excited!

Han xx

Thoughts on Going into 3rd Year and Graduation.

Having completed my induction and having the start date of my final year of education and graduation is looming, my thoughts, feelings and emotions are heightened. I have been thinking a lot about how I’m feeling as I enter 3rd year and near on my graduation. Thought I’d express it all to you all in hopes to re-assure others that could potentially be in a similar (if not same) circumstance to myself that we’re not alone.

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Advice For 1st Year University Students

Are you about to start your first year at university? Well not to worry. I have been in your position and I can tell you all about what to expect. I remember all sorts of things running through my head when I was about to move into student halls. Student Halls were a whole different world compared to living at home. The university course itself was completely new to me and I didn’t know anybody when I got there.

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What’s going on?

As I am writing this I’m currently in lock down in my flat in Leicester. Following advice from government and NHS to avoid getting ill from the COVID-19. I do understand a lot of people are in the same scenario as I am, whether that be; isolated alone or with a flatmate or family members, possibly working from home or now in an furloughed position at work, trying your best not to go insane in this temporary situation we all find ourselves in. I just wanted to pop on here to spill some thoughts about it all. Continue reading “What’s going on?”

My 4 years of being in 1st year.

So the day has finally come, after three years at college (2 of which being 1st year) and now two long gruelling years of being a 1st year Uni student and Dance school student, I can finally say my 2nd year has arrived! I wrote a post at the beginning of summer called ‘University wasn’t for me..So I chose dance school!‘ and that kind of explains my University Vs Dance School drama. Having just moved in to my new flat in Leicester ready to take on my 2nd year at Dance school, I’m going to write about my numerous times of being a first year student. 

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5 year throwback…

PS I know I am very late posting this (over a month later) however I still wanted it documented on my blog….

26/06/19

As I write this I’m currently on holiday in Poznan, Poland with my best friend and we’re having a chill girly night however I just wanted to document this whilst I remember how it feels/felt. (p.s. I did edit this again once home from my holiday so don’t just think I sat on the sofa and ignored my bestie haha) Continue reading “5 year throwback…”

How I went from University to Dance School!

After completing a year at ‘Addict Dance Academy’, I am now set on knowing where I want to be in my training. And it’s here. At Addict! Not university.

I started university in September 2017 at De Montfort University, studying a BA Hons in Dance. Now having received an unconditional offer I was super excited to start training, expecting it to be quite full on and physically intense. Now my previous sentence describes that of full time dance school and not university. Continue reading “How I went from University to Dance School!”

Hello Again…

Hi there, as many of you know, yes, I have a blog, and yes, I know I’ve not been active recently on here with posting or just overall active on my social media for this blog. Since going to Amsterdam back in May I’ve not touched my WordPress or even thought about coming on here to write a post and to be honest with you, I’ve no idea why I haven’t wrote any posts or published anything. I have been incredibly busy which would definitely play a huge part in it, I’ve not spent more than 10 days in one place, I’ve been back and forth and all over since finishing my first year at uni.

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