Teaching

Helen is a very personable and responsive tutor who can instantly make others feel at ease so they can truly enjoy their dance experience. We have worked with Helen on many projects, and can rely on her to deliver high quality experiences that are always people-centred.

Alexandra Henwood – Head of Learning and Participation, DanceXchange


Teaching is integral to Helen’s practice as a dance artist. She has shared her diverse approach to dance and choreography in Universities, schools, on professional development programmes, with touring theatre companies, and professional dancers.

Helen also leads technique-focused sessions in Contemporary dance, jazz, and commercial dance.

Contemporary

Returning February 2021 @ the DanceXchange (Open Class)

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. Her in-depth experience of movement direction, allows her to help others shape, and define the broader, physical realities of their movement.

Cuban salsa, rumba, son

Birmingham Hippodrome, Vamos Cubana workshop

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.