The performance blew me away.
I have seen it a few times now and every time it makes me cry. The performance just gave me the dance bug and all I want to do is dance. I recently came into the changing rooms at The Lowry to help Damian spike his hair before the performance and as a result I started to connect with other members. This all inspired me so much I had to get involved.
I was so nervous about getting involved, I had danced before as a child and loved it. I knew I needed to do something for myself. I never did much before, I spent most of my time in the house. My confidence was low and I never believed in myself. Now I am able to go out and do something different, something I love and have a true passion for it is just amazing.
In the past I have tried to access other services and I was told then there was a waiting list. I was 3 months off the street and found out I was pregnant, at this point I had no choice but to get clean as I don’t believe in consuming anything whilst pregnant, I was kind of forced into the situation, I lost one of my children for 4 years and managed to eventually gain custody after a long fight, I now have 3 children and its my children that have kept me sober.
At the Cheshire group its great to connect with people and to share experiences. It has helped me with my confidence, I go out and do more now and not just dance. When I first came to the group I didn’t know what to expect I knew a few faces which helped me ease in. It was fantastic to dance with my partner Damian, when we danced it seemed like no-one else was in the room.
The first performance was amazing. Dancing with the guys and girls in Fallen Angels was great. We all got such a buzz and dancing a duet with Damian was wonderful like a dream.
All the preparations brought the group closer together and you saw a different side to everyone. My kids thought it was the best thing ever and talked about it for weeks after.
About a month or so in I felt as though I would like to do more, and get involved in the community. I have thirst for it now, like a having a new life I just want to do more.
Written by Kelly - Cheshire Fallen Angels Dance Theatre group member.