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Blush Dance are a team of gymnastic, dance and fitness instructors. All our instructors are qualified in their disciplines, hold valid insurance, CRB and first aid certificates. Our pole instructors are Pole Dance Community Approved.

Becky Instructors

Becky, Blush Dance Instructors

Becky Campey : Owner and Head instructor

Becky background is in dance and fitness. Professionally trained as a contemporary performer and worked as a fitness instructor and manager of health clubs prior to establishing Blush Dance in 2008. Becky now enjoys managing & teaching at Blush, being a mum and working nationally and internationally delivering Spin City Instructor training courses in Pole Fitness, Pole Fabric and Aerial Hoop. Becky has also written and accredited her own course manual in Burlesque Fitness which is delivered nationally with Spin City Instructor Training.

She has worked professionally as a dancer, tutor and choreographer for over 10 years, with many exciting credentials including appearances on Gok Wan’s ‘How To Look Good Naked’, and ITV’s ‘The Royal. Becky’s professional background has covered training in many dance styles including contemporary, ballet, tap, jazz, and aerial arts.  Fusing her physical abilities with her passion for embracing everything fabulous, fit and feminine; Becky’s sessions always ensure fun, informative unique dance experiences! Becky has trained with the worlds leading pole & aerial teachers and performers including Bobbi, of Bobbi’s Pole Studio Australia; Michelle Shimmy, Gaelle Jeanine, Dan Rosen, Kristy Sellers, Sarah Scott, Kate Edwards, Felix Cane, Bendy Kate, Lisette Krol, Oona Kivela, Natasha Wang & Elsie & Serenity Smith of NECCA & Cirque Du Soleil.

Qualifications & Training

BA (Hons) Dance Performance

Exercise to Music

NLP Coach Award

Tri Fly Aerial Fitness Instructor,

Spin City Aerial Hoop Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced,

Spin City Pole Fabric Instructor,

Advanced Stretch Qualification,

XPert Pole Fitness Instructor.

NECCA in Aerial Silks, Foundation, Improver & Intermediate instructor

NECCA Trapeze foundation Instructor

PTTLS

Skills Active Assessor & Course Leader

Competition Titles: 

UK Aerial Performance Championships 2015 Professional Aerial Lyra Winner

UK Aerial Nationals Professional 2015 Aerial Lyra winner

S-J, Blush Dance Instructor

S-J, Blush Dance Instructor

SJ Mason-Smith : Burlesque Fitness & Kids Aerial Hoop Instructor

S-J is an experienced teacher of many dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and street. S-J joined Blush in 2008 when we first started as a student attending street dance, pole fitness and Burlesque classes. S-J joined our teaching team in 2010 delivering burlesque fitness and later delivering aerial hoop classes and kids parties. S-J works full time as a dance teacher as well as delivering burlesque fitness classes for Blush.  S-J has choreographed & performed alongside Blush students at Showcases and charity events since our first one in 2010!  S-J love’s to teach dance and motivate people to gain new skills and have fun whilst working towards performing or getting fitter!

Qualifications & Training

BA (Hons) Dance

PGCE Dance

Spin City Aerial Hoop beginner Instructor

Blush Burlesque Fitness Instructor

First Aid

Janine, Blush Dance Instructors

Janine, Blush Dance Instructors

Janine Henderson : Burlesque Fitness & Pole Fitness Instructor, Manager of Blush Dance Birmingham.

Janine joined Blush teaching team in 2010. Janine studied Contemporary Dance & Drama at University of Wolverhampton where she trained in many styles including contemporary dance, urban jazz, and ballet. Janine was a champion cheerleader for The Wolverhampton Wolverines Cheerleading  Squad. Janine loves to teach fun dance parties and choreograph routines which fuse pole and dance styles, she has taught hen parties for over 4 years. Janine performs Pole Dance and Burlesque acts nationally at events for Blush Agency, Ministry Of Burlesque and Heresy N Heelz Productions. Janine taught classes at Blush Stockport and Manchester, worked as assistant manager until 2015 when Janine opened Blush Dance Birmingham franchise.

Qualifications & Training

X-Pert Crunch Pole Fitness Levels 1 & 2

Spin City Intermediate & Advanced Pole Fitness

Blush Burlesque Fitness Instructor Certification

First Aid

Kimmie, Blush Dance Instructor

Kimmie, Blush Dance Instructor

Kimmie Mellor : Burlesque Fitness Instructor. Manager of Blush Dance Hyde & Tameside

Kimmie joined Blush as a burlesque student in 2011 and the Blush teaching team in 2013 after gaining an Exercise To Music Qualification & Blush Burlesque Fitness Instructor Certification. Kimmie regularly graces the stage as a performer and compere at blush showcases, parties, classes and workshops. Kimmie has a simple reason for being a Burlesque Teacher for Blush ‘I want to share with every single lady the fabulous feeling I get every time I do burlesque and help every foxy female embrace their curves, love their bodies and feel feminine. ‘ Kimmie manages the Hyde & Tameside branch of Blush teaching Burlesque & Chair Fitness, and travels nationally to deliver our Burlesque Instructor Training Course.

Qualifications & Training

Blush Burlesque Fitness

Exercise To Music

Skills Active Assessor & Course Leader

First Aid

Megan, Blush Dance Instructor

Megan, Blush Dance Instructor

Megan O ‘ Dwyer : Instructor & Assistant Studio Manager at Blush Dance Stockport.

Megan has a professional background in commercial dance, drama, ballet and Musical Theatre. Megan has practised aerial hoop, and silks since 2013, pole fitness since 2015. She regularly performs as an aerialist with Blush Dance at showcases and corporate events.

She specialises in kids aerial teaching and also running the stockport studio as the assistant studio manager.

Qualifications & Training:

Spin City Beginner & Intermediate Aerial Hoop Instructor Certificate

NECCA, Nimble Arts Aerial Silks Foundation & Intermediate Instructor

First Aid

Spin City Pole Fitness Beginners & Intermediate Instructor Certificate

Xpert Aerial Fitness/Silks Instructor Certificate

Competition Titles:

IPAAT Aerial Silks Amateur Category 2014, 4th Place

UK Performance Championships Professional Lyra category 2015 3rd place

Aerial Nationals Instructor Category 2015 3rd place

Cheshire Championships 2016 Advanced Aerial Hoop, 2nd place

 

Vicky, Blush Dance Instructor

Vicky, Blush Dance Instructor

 Victoria Bowden : Aerial Hoop, Pole Fitness, Aerial Silks & Pole Fabric Instructor

Vicky is a rhythmic and artistic gymnast coach, who has trained at Blush since 2008. As well as an extensive gymnast background, Vicky trains in Aerial Hoop, Pole Dance, Aerial Silks, and enjoys fun variations in the air such as Tippy Hoop, and Pole Fabric. Vicky completed her Spin City Aerial Hoop certificate to teach beginners and intermediates in 2014, she has been featured as a model in the 3rd & 4th edition of the Spin City Aerial Hoop bible, the Spin City Doubles Aerial Hoop bible and Spin City Advanced Aerial Hoop instructor Training Manual.

Qualifications & Training:

Spin City Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced Aerial Hoop

Spin City Beginners & Intermediate Pole Fitness

X pert Aerial Fitness/Silks Instructor Training

Spin City Pole Fabric Instructor Training

Spin City Flexibility for Aerial & Pole Training

Spin City Anatomy & Physiology for Pole & Aerial Training

NECCA Nimble Arts Aerial Silks, Foundation & Intermediate Instructor Training

First Aid

Competition Titles:

Polenastics Aerial Championships Doubles Champion Winner 2014

Aerial Nationals Instructor Category Aerial Lyra Winner 2015

Aerial Doubles Professional Category Winner 2015

Aerial Hoop Doubles at UK Performance Championships, Runner Up 2015

Aerial Championships Aerial Doubles Winner 2016

Aerial Championships Advanced Hoop Winner 2016

Karen Tomkins : Pole Fitness Instructor. Manager of Blush Dance Manchester

Karen Tomkins, Blush Dance Instructor

Karen Tomkins, Blush Dance Instructor

Karen joined blush in 2014 with a wealth of previous dance and teaching experience. She started as a student and an apprentice pole fitness instructor, moving into becoming a Franchise owner in 2015.

Karen’s background is in illusion and dance. Karen was a National Young Magician of the Year finalist at 15. Karen gained a BTEC national diploma in Dance at college and was accepted into a top professional training school The Urdang Academy. After graduating Karen went straight into work assisting in choreography for production shows at Warners Hotels, as well as dancing professionally within the shows herself.

 Karen was fortunate to have been part of a successful illusionist duo called “David and Karen.” They auditioned for the well known TV talent show Britains Got Talent. In 5 years of the show the magic duo were the first to impress all the judges and went straight through to the LIVE semi finals where they came 3rd in their heat and 2nd by the public vote. During this period David and Karen had interviews on Daybreak and This Morning. After the viewings on the show Karen and her magic partner went on to perform at a number of corporate events, headlined at prestigious places in London,such as G.A.Y, HSBC & Toyota!

Qualifications & Training

BTEC National Diploma dance

The Urdang Academy Dance

Spin City Beginners & Intermediate Pole Fitness Instructor

First Aid

Exercise To Music

 

11692774_10152869415382063_4399561269162662570_nBeckie Hebson : Instructor.

Beckie joined Blush in 2010 as a student training in Burlesque & Pole Fitness. Her passion for aerial started when our aerial fitness classes first started in 2012. Beckie was one of our first students to perform on aerial hammocks and hoops at our student showcase. She has never looked back. Beckie joined our aerial teaching team in 2014 and since has trained as a Personal Trainer, Massage Therapist and continues to develop her skills in fitness by regularly attending instructor training courses. Her latest love is Calisthetics.

Qualifications & Training:

Spin City Beginners & Intermediate Aerial Hoop Instructor Training

Level 3 Personal Trainer Award

Level 3 Sports Massage Practitioner

Mixed Martial Arts Instructor

Indoor Cycling Instructor

Kettlebell Instructor

First Aid

www.beckiehebsonpt.com

Competition Titles:

UK Aerial Performance Championships 2015 – Aerial Silks Competitor

 

14721683_365514423787702_3747084778251959427_nEmily Nunn : Instructor.

Emily joined blush as a student, training in private pole sessions with becky in 2014. She developed through the blush pole fitness syllabus with great enthusiasm, especially for training both sides of her body. This meant she has build great foundations and discipline in her training. She entered her first pole competition in 2015 and placed 2nd! Emily joined our pole teaching team in 2016 and is one of the most energetic and positive members of our team. You cannot fail to be inspired when Emily is in the room. An assistant manager in the hotel industry by day, Emily enjoys balancing her work and her hobby. Emily is also a great fan of strength training in the gym.

Qualifications & Training:

Spin City Beginners & Intermediate Pole Fitness Instructor Training

Personal Trainer Award

First Aid

Competition Titles

Pole 2 Pole Cup 2015 – Amateur Pole – 2nd Place

Cheshire Championships 2016 – Intermediate Pole – 3rd place

Trixters Aerial & Pole Championships 2016 – Aerial Hoop Intermediate Competitor

North East Championship 2016 – Aerial Hoop Intermediate – 2nd Place