Who do you see in the mirror?

Deeply etched in my memory is the very first time I ever stood in front of a totally mirrored wall at Music College. Dance classes were a required part of the curriculum for everyone, regardless of what course you were on. The idea behind it was that dance taught core strength, discipline and the ability to use your body well (whatever that means …).

Now, anyone who knows me will be well aware that any style of dancing is not really my thing. My body was just not made for dancing. Someone once asked me in a nightclub if I was having a fit – I was just enjoying the music and bopping around in my own way!

Anyway, there I stood in my black leotard and jazz shoes, gazing at myself in the floor to ceiling mirror. ...

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