worked in nightclubs throughout Spain and in Portugal and Greece. In between tours she did some television and film work. Aged 26 or 27 and returning home to Suffolk she signed up with the county council for a fitness course which included nutritional information. It was a two-year, part-time course and during this period she also earned a diploma with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. Later she enrolled for a parttime course on the Laban method of dance. “I suddenly felt very excited about the possibilities of contemporary dance.“It led to the offer of a job with Suffolk Dance, teaching its youth group, then called Splinters but now known as Suffolk Juniors. Suffolk Dance grew in 2009 into Dance East and moved into the Jerwood DanceHouse, large, modern facilities on Ipswich’s Suffolk: July 2020 75
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