Posts by Kate

Hiring the Right People

February 4th, 2021 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Hiring the Right People”

Hiring the right people

We’ve just undergone the biggest staff turnover in 21 years of operation. Three wonderful team members are leaving. Three are starting a family, another casual took a full time position in a different field of employment and then my amazing manager who has grown his side business to the point where it can now be his full time job.

Hiring staff can be a fun experience when there is no time pressure (and certainly not five in one go). All has fallen into place and our new team members are feeling part of the family already.

Here’s what I look for when hiring;

Is the Customer Always Right?

January 20th, 2021 Posted by Dance Psychology, Mind Power, Starting a Business, women in business 0 comments on “Is the Customer Always Right?”

Owning and operating a small business is both rewarding and challenging. I’ve owned @byrondancedynamics for 21 years. It is a serviced based business. “The customer is always right” is not always right.

This post is about how to identify troublesome clients.

black and white image of a beautiful female dancer wearing a black leotard

The Mind-Body Benefits of Dance

April 2nd, 2019 Posted by Dance Psychology, Uncategorized 0 comments on “The Mind-Body Benefits of Dance”

We have long known of the physical benefits of dance, but how does it affect our brain? Recent research into the cognitive and mental health benefits of dance are showing some amazing results, especially for adults.

The Dancer’s Perfectionism

August 9th, 2018 Posted by Dance Psychology, Mind Power, Uncategorized 0 comments on “The Dancer’s Perfectionism”

Perfectionism has both positive and negative aspects. When an ideal outcome is not achieved we can change our perception, creatively respond and change our approach, alter our expectations or shift direction and adapt to the situation at hand which is a positive approach for both our mental health and wellbeing.

Once upon a time

June 24th, 2018 Posted by Dance Psychology, Mental Illness, Mind Power, Starting a Business 0 comments on “Once upon a time”

A personalised story about how Kate Histon dealt with anxiety after starting her dance school in Byron Bay at the age of 19 years old.

Progressing Ballet Technique

October 31st, 2016 Posted by Dance Techniques, Uncategorized 0 comments on “Progressing Ballet Technique”
When I was fifteen years old I had the pleasure of training full-time under Marie Walton- Mahon. Marie’s classical coaching is world class and it is an honour to share her new program Progressing Ballet Technique.


Supporting your child to grow from Eisteddfods

February 27th, 2014 Posted by Dance Psychology 0 comments on “Supporting your child to grow from Eisteddfods”

Eisteddfods can be an amazingly heart-warming experience seeing our children up on stage under those lights being their brilliant selves. It can also be one of disappointment and potential heartbreak.


Pattern Dynamics

February 27th, 2014 Posted by Dance Psychology 0 comments on “Pattern Dynamics”

Human beings have always been taken with the idea of understanding how our relationships with each other work and how we can improve them. That’s why, when I was asked earlier this year to choreograph movements for ‘PatternDynamics’, I was drawn to the task.