I've been going to Colette's bellydancing classes for 4 years, originally as a way to keep
fit. I'm not a sporty type, so that rules out gym, press ups, etc and also at the respectable
age of 63 I have decided that I only do things that give my joy, that's a prerogative
that comes with age!!! Bellydancing is a very sensual, womanly dance, the music is mesmerising
and I love our class, hard work but also full of fun.
Colette is a professional, experienced teacher and performer and has a fantastic
sense of humour. Nobody is left to their own devises, no matter whether students are
pursuing a professional career or are there for the fun.
I don't know what I expected when i turned up to Colette's class . I was very self conscience
about my weight and I thought that everyone would be very slim , showing off their flat
bellys. Instead I found a real cross section of women , young and old , all shapes and
sizes and they were all shimmying away. So I joined them. No matter how fed up or tired
I am Colette's class always cheers me . I have lost weight , I feel more toned and I
definatly feel more confident.
Jackie De Souza
Colette is an amazingly inspirational teacher and performer. I met her in a tester class
and from that day I have never stopped Belly Dancing! What started off as a hobby, soon
became a passion and eventually my job. Colette's amazing eye for technique correction
and vast experience as a real belly dance performer gave me the strong foundations I
needed to perform professionally myself. Colette is a very generous teacher, giving her
all in each class. She has always been there for advice and she encourages all her students
every single session to be better dancers. Her lovely energy creates an atmosphere where
all of us feel relaxed and confident to perform first as class mates and eventually as
friends. I am a professional belly dancer and hope to be Colette's student for many many
years to come!