Growing through Dance podcast explores the way dance interacts with life. It features advice, views and anecdotes from a continuum that ranges from the local grass roots movers up to the dance world professionals. Every dance parent and would-be dancer can make use of the dance world's insights, life and social skills, confidence building and evolving lifelong friendships . Hosted by dance teacher and professional dance educationalist, Katherine-Lucy MA, the podcast stems from her lifelong experience as a dancer, teacher, tutor and facilitator, and her passionate belief that everyone benefits in multiple ways from dance and movement in their life.
Rosie Martin- Nutrition, Dietetics & Dance
Rosie Martin, who works as a vegan nutritionist talks about her dance journey and the benefits she feels she gained and how it has shaped her adult life.
Rosie is a believer in the power of plant based nutrition to benefit the body as well as the planet.
Rosemary Nutrition & Dietetics provides expert, evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle advice and support. Rosemary specialises in working with the power of plants to support anyone looking to improve their health and wellness.
Rosie can be contacted on
Dance & the Brain- Sophia Martin Neuroscientist
Sophia Martins is an international neuroscientist, dancer, performer, and dance teacher.She trained in dance therapy and somatic practices, has a double degree in Psychology and Forensic Psychology and worked as a mental health practitioner for 4 years.
Sophia conducted research on the brain mechanisms in dance for her postgraduate studies in neuroscience Through her Neuroscience of Dance project and Dance Integrated Healing Method, she provides neurocognitive and dance healing tools. She has been helping dancers and dance teachers all over the world for the past two years with the following key aspects: coping with injuries, neurological recovery, improving class environments and teaching techniques, overcoming struggles (memory, equilibrium, learning difficulties), improving mental well-being, improving dance skills, and using dance for healing purposes.
She is an advocate for neurodiversity and inclusive dance environments.
Molly Beebee-Travel, Dance, Passion & Joy
Molly Beebee was a member of CCDA for 16 years. During which time she developed a great passion for dance. She enjoyed it so much she started down the professional training route. Molly then decided to study Biology at Bristol university and combine her love of dance, with her degree studies and her big passion for travel. Molly tells us about how dance has interacted in her life making defining who she is and giving her the confidence to explore the world.
Bill Waldinger-Part Two -Adapting his training to teach the next generation.
In Part Two bill discusses how his teaching has enriched his life and taught him so much about training others. We hear his thoughts on dance pedagogy and about his greatest compliment as a teacher.Bill can be found in New York teaching at
Teacher at Molloy College/CAP21 Theatre Arts BFA Program
Teacher at New York Film Academy
Ballet Teacher at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
Teacher at Broadway Dance Center
Dance Teacher at Joffrey Ballet School
Bill Waldinger- Part One -Orthodontist to Professional Performer
Bill Waldinger is an inspiring and amazing man who didnt dance a step until his mid twenties, but then went onto have a professional dance career in New York city.
Bill currently teaches in four schools in NYC including the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School. His transfer of skills from being an Orthodontist to dancer, and back again, has now lead to this teaching career.
Part two in which Bill be discussing adapting his training to teach the next generation will be out later this week.
Alex Fobbester-Part two-How his creativity supported his career choices
In Part 2 Alex discusses being a professional performer, and the debunks some of the myths of the professional industry. He talks about his side hustle of running a graphic design business and how his creativity and enjoyment of dance and performing has supported his career choices.
Alex has been working as an actor/musician since 2014, working on shows such as Elf UK tour and west end ; “BIG The Musical” (Dominion Theatre, West End) and “The Buddy Holly Story” UK tour (playing Buddy Holly himself!) Once theatres reopen he will be touring with the actor-musician production of Footloose, which was postponed in March 2020 due to Covid.
Alex can be contacted via
Really interested in hearing about Kate and her vast experience. Informative listen!
A lovely chance to reflect on why we all love dance
Such a lovely podcast which gave me a chance to reflect on how important dance has been in my life. Kathrine is a talented interviewer and the guests are so interesting. I am so excited to keep listening!
Insightful and thoughtful
I would highly recommend this podcast to anyone who is thinking of starting dancing (at any age!) or anyone who would like to reflect on their training! A reminder of how life changing dance can be and the huge range of opportunities it can bring. A lovely listen!