Experienced Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire based dance and fitness teacher offering a range of classes for all ages.
Born in South Africa I have trained in Contemporary, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Latin and African Dance.
I ran my own Dance Academy for many years and was appointed the Assistant Director for the Department of Arts and Culture in the South African regional government in 1997, a position which I held until moving to the UK in 2005.
I choreographed professionally across South African and I was also responsible for the formation and artistic direction of 2 professional dance companies who have traveled and performed internationally.
Since immigrating to the UK in 2005 I have directed my own production of “Hooray for Hollywood” in London, choreographed for the Bracknell Youth Dance Forum and also worked extensively in Wales for the Academy of Musical Theatre Wales and on the production of “The Last Pirate” for the Spectacle and Gwent Theatres. Windlesham Pantomime 5 years running childrens dance pieces.
Over the past 5 years I have produced 3 of my own dance studio productions “Life is just a bowl of Cherries “,“Dance Celebration” and "Dance Extravaganza" as well as participated in the South Hill Park Showcase Performance and actively involved for 7 years in the Lift Off Festival at South Park Theatre. My Children's classes participate in the local Pantomime each year.
I joined the fitness industry 9 years ago and have trained in Aqua Dance Waterworks, Les Mills Body Jam and Zumba . And formulated my own syllabus', Seated Dance which I have been providing to care homes to aid stroke rehabilitation in recovering stroke patients, elderly and disabled and Strictly Dancercise, a collaboration of different dance styles for the over 50's. I've recently trained with professionals from Strictly Come Dance in order to run classes called Strictly FitSteps.
If you are interested in joining a class please contact me for further details on: 07766741805 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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