Learn to Bellydance with Louise
Dance in any form has been proven to improve flexibilty, strength, balance and endurance. But dance does not only strengthen the body, it also improves confidence, and creates a sense of wellbeing.
Louise's teaching philosophy comes from her own learning experiences as a part of the Santa Maria Bellydance Academy. A firm believer in creativity, positivity and individuality, Louise believes that bellydance is a dance form that embraces a persons unique abilities and physicality.
Within her classes and workshops she promotes good clean technique, whilst building confidence and creating strength. She has a strong faith that anyone can dance, and everyone can benefit. And while the classes are full of laughs and giggles - and a few silly anecdotes along the way - don't be fooled, as one of Louise's main passions is fitness, and you should always expect to sweat!
"Louise is a joy to watch dancing which is so inspiring for when she teaches. Louise is easy to understand and a joy to be taught by, as she has a lovely calming nature which in turn keeps you calm when perhaps you are struggling with the routine, but in her own natural style she encourages you and helps you with any difficulties you may be having, without making you feel useless. I would quite happily be taught by Louise again and look forward to when she starts doing her workshops, I will be most definitely be there if available."
Rosina, SMBA Student
"When students have come to me saying they want to be like this performer or that performer, I always say, 'Remember Elvis - one of his most famous lines is "I don't sound like nobody." You don't want to dance like anyone else. You want to dance like you."
"Wow what can I say except huge thank you Louise for an amazing term and end of term choreography. I learnt so much, and the content was so diverse. I loved learning about the different drum rhythms and how to express them, and I personally am truly rubbish at understanding and, 'getting' rhythms . The ATS was fab too. I never dreamt I would have the confidence or ability to take a lead at front of stage ever! Thanks ever so much for stretching and developing me beyond my expectation."
Trudy, SMBA Student