Get Popdancing with the stars!
By Popdance | Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 09:30
Dancer and choreographer
Backstage with Emma Bunton
who has performed with a sky full of stars, lends her expertise to a unique
class letting busy adults find fun on the dance floor
“Working with the top names in the music business is so
exciting….I was dancing for Emma Bunton when she told us we would be flying to
Milan in a private jet to perform her single ‘Maybe’…..when we got there we
were having lunch and Christina Aguilera came over to say hi and wish us luck!”
now really looking forward to developing the Popdance brand and supporting it
with the many contacts in the professional dance world I am part of.”
KYLIE MINOGUE, Paul
McCartney, Emma Bunton and Will Young may not be the kind of people you expect
at your local dance class, but at Popdance you may be lucky enough to be taught
by one of their dancers.
Helen Dixon, 28, who lives
in St Albans, has signed up to be one of the dance and exercise class’s
teachers and choreographers and will be holding her classes at Harpenden
Leisure Centre and Trestle Arts Base in St. Albans at the end of April.
After dancing with the
stars for the last ten years, most recently including resident choreographer
for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, Helen is looking forward to
bringing her wealth of experience to her very own Popdance classes.
She said: “I’m sure my
experiences with pop stars can only add to the atmosphere and fun element of my
class, which is so important with Popdance. I have many stories of personal
experiences with famous singers that I can also entertain my Popdancers with!
“One of my best experienced
was achieving one of my dreams – dancing on stage live at Wembley Stadium. It
was just amazing. I was dancing for Will Young, the crowd was unbelievable and
Will Young is lovely to work with. I have danced with him since he first won
Pop Idol and have also been in his videos and in his ‘Keep On’ tour.”
Helen’s experience since
graduating from Bird College in Sidcup started when she got an agent straight
away and then got a job working with Strictly’s former judge, Arlene Phillips, on Saturday Night
She has also worked with
Paul McCartney, Heather Small, Danni Minogue, Charlotte Church and Girls Aloud
and been in productions such as Hairspray, Singing in the Rain and Les Liaisons
Dangereuses among many others.
And she added about
joining Popdance: “I was attracted to the idea because it fits really well
around my work as a freelance dancer and choreographer. I am in full control of
my class and the flexibility is ideal. I also wanted to be able to choreograph
fun routines that appeal to a wide range of people who have or haven’t had
dance experience and Popdance lets you do all that.”
Popdance, the brainchild
of former marketer and mum-of-two Sue Wybrow, 40, teaches
professionally-choreographed routines to classic pop tunes from the 80s through
to the noughties; by artists such as Madonna, Kylie and Michael Jackson, Lady
Ga Ga and Beyonce.
They are a fun and relaxed
way to take time out, exercise and tone up while dancing to great music.
It costs from just £150 to
attend a Popdance Training Session and following completion, teachers can run
as many classes as they want, including choosing their most convenient
The team is looking for
passionate, dedicated dance and fitness teachers across the UK who have
experience of teaching a mixture of adult age groups. The emphasis is very much
on creating an enjoyable class and building a great rapport with the
information about Popdance and to find your nearest class location as well as
teacher training sessions go to: www.popdance.co.uk
Popdance offer pay as you go classes as well as block bookings.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 08444