Meet the Instructors
Anything and Everything Dance!
Teaching qualifications: BTDA, YMCA/RSA
From the age of four Belinda has owned a pair of dancing shoes. And since that moment dance became her oxygen, her stress relief – her release. It isn’t a hobby, or a favourite pastime, it is a way of life and a passion that she loves to share.
She became a qualified dance teacher at the age of 15 and with the loving support of her mum she opened her first dance school at the age of 16. She taught ballet, tap, modern and acrobatic forms but there has never been any doubt that Belinda is a tapper at heart. The vibrations of her manic feet hurl her off her seat whenever she watches The Lord of the Dance. Some people have just got to dance!
This highly successful local business woman can teach almost anyone to tap, time step and stomp their way across The Studio’s floorboards. She ignites her classes with fun flare. As the founder and director of the Studio she has overcome a struggling economy and fierce competition to create a community of dance and fitness enthusiasts that keep coming back for more.
If you are looking to learn tap, advance your god given talents, dive into an energetic step or deeply conditioning body lift class – then Belinda is your lady. She is driven by her hunger to deliver banging classes and for the last thirty years she has done exactly that! When her classes get going some say you can hear her on the other side of the Trent!
Street Boogie, Street Dance
Xanthe started dancing at 5yrs old when she joined a Morris Dancing Troupe in Blackburn Lancashire.
She trained and competed with the troupe for a couple of years and also joined a Blackburn dance school where she took exams and competed in UK Disco and Freestyle competitions, gaining many trophies and regional titles. On moving to Gainsborough Xanthe has continued to train with local dance schools studying ballet and street dance and gained a Btec diploma in Performing Arts. She has performed in many local shows such as the pantomimes at The Trinity Arts Centre, productions at the Old Nick and has had many lead roles in school performances and concerts. The Street Dance crew that Xanthe has brought together at The Studio have been in high demand this year for performances at local events.