We love working with dance teachers across the globe – meet Lauren who is based in Hampshire in the UK

What’s your name and where are you in the world?

Hi, I am Lauren Elizabeth and I live and work in Hampshire, UK.

What kind of dance do you currently offer? 

I offer Popdance parties and workshops for adults, children and tots.

To be able to bring the joy of dance and Popdance is something unique and that you will remember with a smile on your face.

In addition to Popdance I offer private lessons and group dance classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical and Dance Fitness as these dance styles are based on creativity and health of the body.

What got you into dance? 

I started my teacher training at the age of 18 at Chichester College, completing the Imperial Society Teachers of Dancing Diploma in Dance Instruction in Classical Ballet in 2017. The University of Chichester enabled me to continue professional training in Ballet and Contemporary Dance graduating with a BA (Hons) in Dance with a focus on Teaching Dance, Creative Practice, Dance Movement Psychotherapy and Dance Psychology.

I progressed through graded examinations in Ballet with knowledge of both the Royal Academy of Dance and Imperial Society of Teachers syllabi gaining Level 3 Advanced Certifications.

In addition I have also been an Irish Dancer for 18 years, performing and competing throughout the UK and Ireland, most recently competing at the 2018 World Championships in Glasgow.

I have been dancing since I was 6, now I have my teaching qualifications my aim is to provide safe and cheerful dance events that inspire a love of movement for children and adults. I want to make dance accessible for everyone. I love being a person who sprinkles the world and my dance lessons with happiness, hard work
and fun as that is what life should be all about.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I enjoy walks at the beach with my friends, family and dog. Fitness has always been a big part of my life, so you will probably find me at the gym. I love a good book and going on days out to explore the world, including every summer taking time to travel abroad, Spain being my favourite country I have visited so far. So much so I have been learning to speak Spanish.

What do you love about the area you live and work in? 

Hampshire is the perfect blend, of city, coast and country with lots to offer for a fantastic day or weekend. Dance classes are a huge part of the South, with fantastic venues for events particularly in Southampton. There are always dance events throughout the year
encouraging people to be healthy and active and there is a great community feel within Hampshire.

Why did you want to work with Popdance?
Popdance was created for the same reason I love to teach, for fun dance routines to pop music. To give yourself a chance to let your hair down, get active, have fun and have some “me” time! It is a brand that ignites joy for their clients and continues to grow each year. I want to be the go to person to provide this for the area of Fareham and beyond in the South of the UK.

What are you looking forward to for the year ahead?

In the future I hope to keep inspiring people with a love for dance and the many fantastic health benefits it has. I aim to grow my freelance dance business to be able to offer a wider variety of classes both online and in person as well as growing a stronger partnership with Popdance through ideas and choreography to make the experience for clients even more fun and memorable.

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