Seen on Screen 2018 Manifesto
From our founder... If I could sum up Seen on Screen’s vision for 2018 in one word, it would be unapologetic. To live unapologetically, dance unapologetically, and grow unapologetically as a community dedicated to female empowerment.
I’m proud to be the female founder of Seen on Screen, and even more so of our incredible students, who are 99% women. I’m also a firm believer that every woman deserves to be comfortable in her own skin, and that you are worthy of your happiest, healthiest, most confident life. Through our classes, values and close-knit community, my goal is to help you embrace who you are and who you can become through dance: bold, brave, and filled with self-worth.
This year, we’re making a big statement. We’re on a mission to help our students live their lives unapologetically, and continue to build a safe space where feminism and fitness collide. For the first time ever, we’ve created an all-female timetable featuring the best artists of our generation, who live their lives with truth and purpose. Think Beyoncé, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott, Britney Spears, Ciara, Little Mix and more besides - we truly cannot wait.
That’s not all. We’ve given each week of classes a theme that represents our core values at Seen on Screen. Forget dictionary terminology: we’re redefining these words, on our own terms. We hope they strike a chord with you as you read on below.
If there’s one thing I hope you’ll take away from our classes, it’s that you are enough, just as you are. 2018 is our year. I’m a badass, sexy, unapologetic, feminist (with awesome dance moves to boot) and I own who I am, take it or leave it.
Happy New Year, SOS Crew!
Founder & Director, Seen on Screen
Someone who feels the fear, but does it anyway
A badass is someone who feels the fear, and does it anyway. They challenge the status quo and stand up for what they believe in, and persist when the going gets tough. They are authentic, passionate and possess a deep sense of integrity. Above all, they show kindness, encouraging the people around them to live fearlessly too.
The freedom to express and own your sexuality on your terms
A woman has every right to harness the power of her own sexuality on her own terms, for no one other than herself. Our Sexy AF workshops are all about teaching you how to take control of your body and feel connected to your sexuality, using the same techniques as the stars. Being sexy has nothing to do with surface appearance, but rather comes a deep-rooted understanding and confidence in who you are, and the power a woman can draw from being in tune with herself and her body.
Letting go of who you think you should be, so you become who you’re meant to be
At Seen on Screen, we encourage our students to ‘dance like you don’t give a f***’; which means you can free yourself of inhibition and the fear of getting the moves wrong, looking silly, or worrying about how people judging you. Being unapologetic is about embracing your imperfections, celebrating what makes you unique, and learning to be proud of that – all with the ultimate goal of dancing like everyone’s watching at Wembley!
“A person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes”
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
In 2013, Beyoncé sampled award-winning writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TEDx talk “We should all be feminists”, to set the tone of her new track Flawless. Adichie’s words reverberated the world over, putting feminism on the agenda for future generations. Here at Seen on Screen, we believe in equality for all.
Over the course of our Feminist AF weekend, we’re celebrating the girl power anthems that make our community feel like we can take on the world, from the likes of Christina Aguilera, Little Mix, and, you guessed it, Beyoncé. Girls do not run the world – yet - but our generation is in hot pursuit of the equal rights and equal access to opportunities that will enable us to stand shoulder to shoulder with men.