Since Nov 2010

About Me

UPDATE: JUNE 2017
I am in the final weeks of my university course... After graduation I have one more operation and then its rehabilitation - I do still hope to return to fitness again at some point in the future <3

July 2016

I am very pleased to announce that I am in remission and very slowly rehabilitating back to my dance classes, returning to university in September and I hope to resume my fitness classes in the future at some point. Until then watch this space!!!
xxx Much love to all, Karen xxx

January 2015
Please note I am currently fighting Breast Cancer but all my classes are being covered by excellent teachers... I will be back to teaching ASAP once I am in remission - Until then please keep dancing :)
xxx Karen xxx

MY BACKGROUND
I have a BA Hons in Sociology & Psychology and hold a post graduate Certificate of Education using Salsa and Latin dance as my teaching basis...

I have taught Salsa, Latin dance and Salsaerobics in Merseyside for 14+ years, and decided to qualify as a Zumba instructor in October 2010...

You do not have to have a dance background to participate. Salsa is fun, fairly quick and easy to learn with a good teacher.
For Zumba I keep dance moves simple, easy and fun, but effective... Zumba really is exercise in disguise :)))

In my opinion ZUMBA truly is the next level up for stamina boosting, toning & core strength gain - Zumba actively increases energy levels and as well as toning the body, Zumba is an excellent way to improve your mood... Try it and learn to 'Party the Latin Way!'

As well as studying and teaching SALSA & ZUMBA fitness classes I am also a Latin DJ and Latin events co-ordinator and promoter and run several Salsa social events as well as being hired to teach and DJ for private parties, hen parties, dance holidays, congresses and festivals etc.

Latin dance, music and culture have become part of my life. I have just passed GCSE, AS & A2 level Spanish, and am studying a PGCE at Liverpool Hope University...

I hope to share my enthusiasm for Latin dance and fitness with you all... Learn to Party the Latin way!!!

Tesimonials

Comments kindly made on my linked in professional profile :)

“Karen is the most enjoyable female Salsa teacher on the market. She has a great sense of humor and is one of those rare people who combine being a superb dancer with being an excellent teacher.” - Kip

“Although she worked in highly professional manner, Karen brought a great deal of fun to the classes that she was hired to give and clearly enjoyed what she did.” - Chris

“...Karen is a strong leader and innovator in the promotion of Latin Dance events in the UK... She is a great communicator and organiser for events and teams. As a teacher and coach, I observed her to be receptive and intuitive, working with adults, children and those with learning difficulties who needed extra help. I would highly recommend her to anyone.” - Joseen

“Karen has a multi faceted expertise in event organisation, dance tuition, music events and developing quality collaborations (amongst many other skills and attributes). Always adopting a professional and friendly approach.” - Amanda

Licensed To Teach

  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba ToningZumba Toning
    License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.