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 enquire at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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"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 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 blog.
"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
After the success of Big Dance Suffolk in 2016, Anna Rowe and Karen Louise Dance have developed a new project which aims to evoke a unique creative experience of a topical subject through exploration of movement and performance.
The Seedling explores the importance, wonder and complexity of nature through an innovative participatory physical theatre production. How do we help preserve, nurture and cherish the earth? What value has a single seed? Each plant grows unseen beneath the earth, a life encased, intricately balanced, but in a fast moving,
carbon emitting throw -away society how can nature continue to grow and flourish?
The themes addressed in The Seedling and our workshops aim to support teachers within the current curriculum and enhance student’s learning.
To find out more information and our packages and pricing for this exciting project, please download our educational pack below.