Written Resources

WHATCHA READIN'?

Published Research

Articles

Books

What I've read and off my shelf.

Happy to add more recommendations! Contact me. 

Published Research

ARTICLES

PREGNANCY & THE DANCER

ONE DANCE UK FACTSHEET 19

Francesca McCoid, Sue Harris & Rachel Rafiefar

 

The original resource that inspired Dance Mama to be created.

Join as a member to One Dance UK to gain access to this fantastic resource amongst many other benefits

SAFE DANCE PRACTICE

CHAPTER 10, pages 219 -225

Edel Quin, Sonia Rafferty & Charlotte Tomlinson

The 'bible' of dance science-based advice for all aspects of dance experience contains a precious few pages on dancing through pregnancy, and some advice for return to work

PREGNANCY & PARENTHOOD

THE DANCER'S PERSPECTIVE

Charlotte Vincent & Helen Laws

 

 

Vincent Dance Theatre, One Dance UK & Creative and Cultural Skills 2009 report covering a variety of aspects of dancing and parenthood for the employee and employer

Dancing a new routine

Lucy McCrudden​

#DanceMama original article for One Dance UK

2014 

 

Does the dance industry lose it's female dancers to motherhood?

Belinda Lee Chapman

Belinda explores the question around why there are less women working in dance who are parents.

2019 (originally published 2016)

 

Dancing after having a baby

KJ Mortimer blogs about her experience as a #DanceMama whilst performing with Stopgap Dance Company

 

2019 

Ballerinas with bumps: Elizabeth Harrod and Laura McCulloch on the challenges of balancing dancing and motherhood

Chris Shipman

Head of Brand Engagement & Soical Media

The Royal Opera House

Chris interviews two Soloists - one a new mother and the other expecting - on the challenge of juggling two hugely exhausting but rewarding jobs.

10 APRIL 2015

Dancers in a new role

Danceinforma.com talks to three American #DanceMama

 

2016 

Are you a dancer and a mother?

Danceinforma.com talks to four American #DanceMamas

 

2016 

BOOKS

Here are a selection off my bookshelf (as the pictures prove!) which have served me greatly in terms of career, creativity and resilience 

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Bourne, McCrudden and Lyons give a comprehensive guide to being a Portfolio Professional in all aspects (with a couple of pages on yours truly)

Building A Portfolio Career

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Annie Ridout, takes you through the ins and outs of being a freelancer in a parental context. Although a copywriter by trade, her insights are transferable 

The Freelance Mum

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Carrie Green (now a Mama) gives an inspirational 360 into setting up as an entrepreneur. She also has an online community.

She Means Business

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King of Sport, Dr Steve Ingham, gives the inside view of training his many champions, including Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill

How To Support A Champion

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Multiple NYTimes Bestseller, Brendon Burchard explores the 6 most effective habits of high performers

High Performance Habits

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Magnificent social researcher and storyteller, Dr Brene Brown shares her most important finds on how to lead in all walks of life.

Dare to Lead

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Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes has written probably the most important book you will ever read, exploring the feminine inner world to empower and ignite

Women Who Run With The Wolves

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A great way of rediscovering your creativity if you feel a little lost as a new parent. (Having done a workshop with Julia Cameron - she's badass and takes no prisoners!)

The Artists Way

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Good to know what Darren Henley,  CEO of Arts Council England thinks about the subject, and further establishing the case for creativity 

Creativity

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My no. 1 guru and Chief Director of Approach, Gabby Bernstein's  life-affirming work on having faith.

She has a plethora of works and a fantastic community

Shoes to Shine

So darn good she's got her own section (I have geeked out here). Quick hits of goodness to keep you aligned throughout the day. Especially good for parents who are short on time and often juggling!

Less is More

Gabby's latest gift if you want to super-charge your life with her positive approach.

Various journalling and card decks are available alongside her work. 

Super Attractor

Images: Pari Naderi, Pierre Tappon, Ben Broomfield

Copyright Lucy McCrudden 2018