My name is Gemma Coe and dance has always been my passion. From jazz to tap, ballet to hip hop, contemporary to disco, there is no better way to keep fit and gain enjoyment through exercise. I have danced my whole life, once professionally and now as a dance teacher.
My performance credits include;
Touring the US with ‘Spirit of the Dance’
Performing onboard cruise ships ‘The Saga Ruby’ and ‘The Voyager’
Dancing among a cast of over 100 at ‘The Thursford Christmas Spectacular’ in Norfolk.
Performing in numerous corporate events
Performing as part of the resident Showteam at ‘Bunn Leisure Holiday Village’ Selsey.
I was also lucky enough to be awarded ‘ENTERTAINMENTS TEAM MEMBER OF THE YEAR 09′ during my time at Bunn Leisure, an accolade which expresses my love for the job and also made me think about changing my focus towards teaching.
Alongside performing I have always continued to teach. I have specialised in teaching wedding couples their first dance for 3 years now.
I have also worked in collaboration with City Dance. City Dance is now run predominately by the Principal Kelly Dennett. But I will continue to be a cover teacher and to co-choreograph and teach for future Summer Schools. Further details can be found on the City Dance website.
I currently teach for The Dance Academy in Lewes. The Dance Academy offers classes in Street dance, ballroom, ballet, tap, gymnastic dance, freestyle and Ballet and Modern Jazz which are the 2 disciplines I teach.
Outside of The Dance Academy I am keen to encourage people to exercise through dance and most importantly to enjoy keeping fit by dancing. I teach Zumba at Sussex Downs College, Harts Leisure Club (The Whitehart), Lewes Leisure Centre and Sussex University Sports Centre.
Lastly, I have just begun my new venture, Bounce DanceFit which is looking to be the next big dance/exercise craze. It has a “commercial Pop/R&B root and the choreography is fun and easy to follow, combining the latest hip and commercial chart hits.”
GOT TO DANCE? NOW’S YOUR CHANCE! Click here for details of my dance classes in Lewes