Karen is a multi-faceted dance practitioner with experience in designing and delivering dance across a variety of styles, but her main focus is contemporary and creative dance. 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.
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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 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
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.
Creative Dance Summer School - Karen Louise Dance & Yodanga Arts
Monday 13th August - Friday 17th August 2018
9am - 3pm
A week of fun and creative dance! This is a chance for 10-15 year olds to build on their contemporary dance and creative skills.
There is also a masterclass for 16-19 year olds. This is perfect for those studying GCSE, A Level and BTEC Performing Arts. They will have the opportunity to workshop their own ideas and build their choreographic skills in a fun and exciting environment.
Both age groups will work with 3 professional Dance Artists across the week!
Please share this opportunity with anyone who might be interested. Limited time offer for EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT. Limited spaces too.
This project is supported by the StartEast Grants Scheme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Arts Council England Creative Local Growth Fund.