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Dance Technique & Stretch

Thursdays 7.30pm-8.30pm Dance Technique & Stretch Class

£6.50 non- members       £3.50 members
Class is pay as you go, with limited places. Please book in online for the date(s) you wish to attend and pay in the studio before the class.
This class will:

– Sculpt and tone your body with dancers techniques,

– Improve co-ordination and balance with typical dance steps, combinations and moves.

– Increase flexibility and learn how to improve your splits, and back bends.

– Suitable for all levels including non-dancers

This class will teach you dancers conditioning and flexibility exercises so you can apply these skills to your aerial/pole/burlesque training or just enjoy a unique and fun way to improve muscle tone and flexibility.

Class is taught by professional dancer & Illusionist; Karen Tomkins

About Karen:

Stretch Having come from a family in show business Karen has been brought up with it her whole life. From the age of 18months Karen has been on stage performing in professional shows, progressing onto young theatre groups, variety shows and even teaching at her local dance school from the age of 14, she has had a true passion for all aspects of the performing arts.

 Karen was a National Young Magician of the Year finalist at 15, entertaining magicians at various competitions and even events at the famous Magic Circle in London, this included a Bond Theme magic act with Timothy Dalton as special guest.

 Karen went on to progress further and gained a BTEC national diploma in Dance at college and was then accepted into a top professional training school The Urdang Academy. After graduating with a diploma in professional dance and musical theatre Karen went straight into work assisting in choreography for production shows at Warners Hotels, as well as dancing professionally within the shows herself.  She has been continuously working around the country and even had a season in Turkey with the famous holiday operator Thomson. A few positions to name are YD Promotions dancer, choreographed for some well known travel companies, been a part of some professional pantos around the UK and most recently was invited as a special guest cabaret to The RAF charity ball.

When Karen hasn’t been working away she has been teaching all aspects of dance in schools, colleges, gyms such as David Lloyd, Fitness First, Virgin Active as well as running successful private and group classes of her own
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 HSBC & Toyota, they took the act to Paris where they performed at the world famous Museum of Old Fairground Rides, and then arriving back to the UK the duo wowed a sell out theatre at their own “One Off” magic and illusion show – Magic Is Back LIVE!!!
Karen is currently training in Pole Dance and working as an assistant teacher with Blush along with teaching at fitness centres and Gyms. Juggling teaching around performance work, Karen has the perfect skills to offer a fun and effective dance and stretch class for all levels.