Meet The Teacher - Helen Clark, Streatham, London
Hi everyone, my name is Helen Clark aka Helen Rogers in my other life as a singer/ songwriter. I live and work in Streatham, South West London.
I currently offer:
– Popdance Fit
– Stretch and Relaxation classes
I’ve always had a passion for dance. As a child I devoured books about Ballet and had lessons from age 4. From age 13 to 19 I was lucky enough to attend the Italia Conti Academy studying Dance, Drama and Singing.
I did Modern Jazz, Tap and Ballet and did my ISTD/ RAD exams up to Gold medal level in Tap and Ballet. I was also very fortunate to train with the renowned Expressive Mime artist Adam Darius ( who worked with the wonderful Kate Bush) both at Italia Conti and at his own studios.
On leaving Italia Conti, the Funk band I sang lead vocals with, Direct Drive, secured a deal with Polydor records so my life took a turn into the music business where I have worked for the past 30 plus years, including co- writing and recording 5 albums with Paul Hardcastle called the Jazzmasters Series.
I also teach singing to individuals or groups, professionals or those who simply love to sing!
My love of dance has never gone away, however, so I qualified as an Exercise to Music instructor!
In my spare time I am usually to be found at the Gym doing classes in Weight training, Aerobics, Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, African Dance. I love listening to music and I am a passionate Vegan cook who loves healthy eating!
Streatham is a really wonderful place, historically it has been home to many show business artists because of it’s easy access to London’s West End http://streathamtheatre.
We are a vibrant and diverse community with lots of different places to eat, meet friends for coffee, work out or just relax.
I think the Jewel in our crown is the beautiful Streatham Common which has a very rich history of it’s own and was a sanctuary for us during lockdown…a picturesque haven where parents took their children to let off steam, friends could meet and we could do our workouts …I even worked out in the snow there one day!!
I love working in Streatham I love the vibe and the people.
I love the whole idea of music and fun leading to people becoming fitter. We all need to make sure we get enough exercise and Popdance Fit is a great way to achieve this! Although they are fun classes, the structure of Popdance is very professional and ensures that students get the very best workouts possible.
For the year ahead I am very excited about extending my Popdance Fit classes, meeting lovely new students and teachers in 2022!