Karen is a multi-faceted dance practitioner with experience in designing and delivering dance across a variety of styles including physical theatre, contemporary, jazz, African, Bollywood and Flamenco. Her philosophy as an educator is primarily based on her genuine belief that anyone can dance.
Karen Louise Dance focuses on providing individualised opportunities for dancers to exceed their own expectations to become well-rounded, socially confident and creative performers.
Karen offers a range of classes and workshops available to all ages and abilities. For date availability and fee ranges please use the contact page or enquire at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen holds full insurance and is a registered member of People Dancing and Society for Education and Training.
For more information on the latest projects please scroll down further, or click here.
"The instructions were easy to follow. I liked how we were able to put our own thoughts into the workshop. The topic was also very interesting".
Tessa, UCS student, 2014
“Karen has a strong knowledge and understanding of her specialist subject and is a very creative practitioner who loves to explore and experiment with new ideas and materials”
Teacher, Suffolk New College, 2015
Karen Louise Dance finished 2016 by working with other Suffolk based Dance Artist, Anna Rowe, on BIG Dance 2016. Our aim was to raise the level of dance provision within local schools and groups across the county. In association with DanceEast, this project aimed to ignite excitement, enthusiasm and provide a new opportunity to dance and perform in the local community.
This creative project enabled schools and groups to work with local Dance Artists who have a wide variety of teaching experience and have worked directly with Akram Khan on the creation of BIG DANCE 2016 choreography.
To watch the BIG Dance 2016 Pledge video follow this link: Big Dance Pledge
To see how we got on with these aims, please check out the latest News blog above.
"Really friendly and safe atmosphere... Pace which was easy to follow. Great workshop."
Alena, Suffolk One Student, 2016
"Well organised, enthusastic leader and unusual dance. Was not confident, but am now."
St Josephs College Students, 2016
Karen Louise Dance is starting a new venture from January 2017. Based at Northgate High School in Ipswich, Karen Louise Youth Dance Company will form. This opportunity is open, for the time being, to Northgate students Year 9- Year 13.
We're super excited to have this opportunity to work with talented students at the school to create innovative and thought- provoking choreography for performance.
These Youth Dance Company sessions will run weekly and allow students to explore, express and create in a new way. If you know anyone, or yourself, who would be interested and would like some more information, please contact Karen or speak to Miss Patrick at Northgate High School.
Karen is first aid trained (certified in 2016 - Emergency First Aid in the Workplace)
She is also an Arts Award Adviser for Discover and Explore levels. If you wish your school or group of participants to go through Arts Award, please advise during early discussions.
After the success of Big Dance Suffolk in 2016, Dance Artist Anna Rowe and I have developed a new project which aims to evoke a unique creative experience of a topical subject through exploration of movement and performance.
We are offering a performance of our new work The Seedling, and bespoke dance workshops focusing on the subject matters raised within the performance, which can fit in easily with the current curriculum. Our performance and workshops are accessible for all ages and abilities. The workshops explore choreography from The Seedling and creative tasks. If you would like to know more and get a school or group involved, please use the contact page and send me a message.