“I was inspired to start danceSing when I attended a choir and I realised just how much good it was doing everyone. I wondered what would happen if I added physical element to the singing experience. I then spent the rest of the class thinking about how I could really make a positive difference in improving people’s health by fusing together a natural synergy of singing and dancing… and danceSing was born.
Everything I had done throughout my career had led me to this exciting point. For more than 20 years, my passion has been to improve people’s lives through health, fitness and dance. I started my career training as a professional ballet dancer with the English National Ballet. I then went on to train in a wealth of health and fitness related areas. I taught extensively in London before moving to Scotland in 1995. In Scotland, I continued teaching a variety of health, fitness and dance classes whilst bringing up my four children. I founded danceSing in April 2016.
danceSing began as just a handful of classes with just myself and a few Music Leaders, teaching a modest number of founding members, many of whom are still ‘danceSing–ing’ with us today. In less than three years, danceSing has grown from strength to strength. We have a loyal following of fabulous danceSingers, as well as a passionate team of individuals including a dedicated Musical Director, Website Manager and 11 exceptional Music and Dance Leaders who teach across 10 locations throughout Scotland. Further key appointments are planned for 2019 as danceSing prepares to bring its unique offering to other parts of the UK later this year and beyond.
We also proudly support SAMH, the Scottish Association for Mental Health, raising much-needed funds through our organised charity event work. We also collaborate with a diverse number of local businesses, to give back and support our local communities. This is really important to us.
Our danceSingers are at the heart of our company. danceSing is an inclusive community with a strong online presence and we also enjoy getting together socially. I am particularly delighted when I hear the danceSingers talk about their ‘danceSing family’. We want your time with us to be transformational.
As Founder of danceSing (as well as a very active Dance Leader!) what I love about my role is the diversity it brings. My day can involve everything from marketing strategies, website development, financial planning, event organisation, to putting on a mic and teaching a class or two!
In my pursuit for health, wellbeing and harmony, I have inadvertently created my ideal job… and I love it.”