About me

Hi, I’m Ellen.  I’ve been dancing ballet and tap since the age of 4 and I was lucky enough to live in North Africa when I was little and to take my first steps bellydancing in primary school when the boys got sent outside to play cricket.  I’ve been dancing various forms of dance ever since and more recently have been training with Rachel Bennett School of Bellydance here in the UK.  I’m based between Windsor and Maidenhead and I’m now teaching for the dance school in Windsor as well as running some classes independently.


Alongside the dance I’m a qualified yoga instructor specialising in teaching dancers.  I’m also a movement coach qualified in the Feldenkrais method and work with people around injury prevention and rehabilitation.  My Feldenkrais work is listed separately at Feldenkrais method lessons.  So I know I have all the tools at my disposal to help you achieve your dance goals whatever you might feel is holding you back…

I’m always delighted to talk to people about what they want to achieve from their dancing, whether you’re a brand new beginner not sure where to start, recovering from surgery or an injury or just want to really make progress with your dancing.  So please do get in touch, I’m on Facebook at Shimmies and Sparkles, email ellen@shimmies.co.uk or telephone 07736 101 610.  Happy dancing!