Teaching is integral to Helen’s practice as a dance artist. She shares her diverse approach to dance and choreography in Universities, schools, on professional development programmes, with touring theatre companies, and professional dancers.
Helen’s contemporary class draws on her training in modern dance and Cuban rumba. Attention is given to the dual principles of grounding and flight, combining earthy, energetic rhythms with release techniques and floorwork. Helen’s dynamic choreographic work is also blended into class delivery, further exploring playful techniques in improvisation and group work.
Helen has lead classes from beginner to advanced and professional level, from ages 3-70, for the DanceXchange, the University of Wolverhampton, the University of Birmingham, the Southbank Centre, Regional Voice Theatre, the Arena Theatre, N.A.W.E, BIDF, and Poetry International.
Social dance, Cuban salsa, rumba, son
Helen also teaches the Cuban styles of Salsa, Rumba, and Son, bringing her skills as an experienced salsa performer and social dancer into the studio.
Her classes encourage dancers to explore rhythm through the body, refining techniques in body isolation and footwork, whilst enjoying all the colour and flare of Cuban styling. Students are also guided through techniques in improvisation for smooth, effective partner-work, both for lead and follow.
Helen also teaches Suelta (solo salsa) classes in both ladies and men’s styling, and teaches from beginner to advanced level.