Donna Gardner

World Fusion Belly Dance teacher

Based in
Lichfield, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Uk wide and Europe (Other destinations please ask)
Donna Gardner | World Fusion Belly Dance teacher

Make an enquiry Phone: 01543 414597

Donna is an experienced perfrormer and teacher. She is the founder and director of Pedralta World Fusion Belly Dance,a form that relies on a vocaulary of moves that dancers use to create improvised group dance.

Donna trained in San Francisco with the originator of tribal belly dance Carolena Nericcio. She was the first UK teacher to do this training.

She is a qulaified Exercise to Music Teacher, Extend Teacher and a Registered Exercise Profesional (REPS accredited)She is also NHS accredited through the Staffordahire HealthFit scheme.

Donna teaches weekly classes, national and international workshops. She works in schools and colleges, fitness centres, for PCTs, voluntary organisations and corporate team-building events.

Classes are suitable for all ages, sizes and levels of fitness. Specialist workshops can be tailored to suit your needs. Dance classes can be partially or wholly seated. They are fun and friendly low impact classes. We use a wide variety of music.

One-to-one lessons

Group Classes

Pedralta World Fusion Bellydance

Belly dance is suitable for people of all shapes and sizes, no matter what their level of fitness. No need to show your tummy, just wear something loose and comfortable.

It’s great for helping with weight loss, muscle tone, circulation, posture and flexibility.

And that’s not all………It’s a lot of fun!

Donna is a fully qualified and experienced dance teacher with a wealth of knowledge. Come and have a go at this friendly, welcoming class!

Fabulous Donna is a great teacher and I love going to class. Dancing's become a huge part of my life which I'm grateful for, my mum says my posture's better, I'm more body confident, and made wonderful friends. Samantha Stubbs

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Sebastian Coe Leisure Centre, Ramada Jarvis Hotel
Location: 
Walmley, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Tuesday 8.15-9.15pm
Rates: 
Ask at Seb Coe Reception (around £5)

Pedralta World Fusion Dance Classes for Improvers

This is a class for those with some knowledge of ATS and experience of improvised group bellydance. Beginners are welcome too, if they are happy to dance along, with minimum tuition, if they are unable to attend the Monday beginners class.

Joining at either class is interchangeable. Classes can be swapped, ideal for those who can't make the same vening free each week.

Come along and have a go. Very friendly and welcoming class.

"Absolutely wonderful!!! The only thing I look forward to each week is my dance class at Pedralta. Wonderful teacher and have made the best friends I could have ever wished for..fantastic." Tina E.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Thomas Spencer Hall
Location: 
Whittington, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Wednesday 7-9.30pm
Rates: 
£7 per class. First class free

World Fusion Belly Dance For Beginners

Belly dance is suitable for people of all shapes and sizes, no matter what their level of fitness. No need to show your tummy, just wear something loose and comfortable.

It’s great for helping with weight loss, muscle tone, circulation, posture and flexibility.

And that’s not all………It’s a lot of fun!

Donna is a fully qualified and experienced dance teacher with a wealth of knowledge. Come and have a go at this friendly, welcoming class!

"Donna is an excellent teacher. She teaches the steps and correct dancer's posture with precision so you can feel that you are getting it right. The classes are really enjoyable and a great way to make good friends. She is also a mesmerising dancer and Pedralta Dance performances are just lovely to watch." Angela Lane (student)

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Darwin Hall
Location: 
Lichfield, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Monday 8-9.30pm
Rates: 
£7 per class First class free

Experience

Testimonial

Since beginning Middle Eastern Dance 5 years ago, I have noticed a dramatic improvement in my health and well-being. Physically, the marked improvement in my posture has reduced the back pain that I had resigned myself to as being part of a job which involves a lot of driving and sitting in less than ideal seating. The drills and exercises required for more advanced moves, such as floorwork, have strengthened the muscles & ligaments in my knees, which has helped address a long-term joint condition. I am more reliable at working on these areas through dance than through my physiotherapist's exercises alone! The low impact nature of MED allows me to access fitness and exercise that I had previously abandonned due to the often high-impact nature of many of the more traditional fitness classes. Overall, I feel more toned, healthy & my dance class allows me to unwind and de-stress. The social element of this type of dance cannot be underestimated, as there is a thriving dance scene both here and in many countries, which can be an excellent way of meeting new people in the busy world in which we often find ourselves. It is inclusive of all ages & abilities. After struggling to accept my body for many years, I am now happy and more forgiving with myself and others' perception of me" Amanda Tivey

Dates: 
Oct 2009

Educational history

Extend Teacher

Dates: 
November, 2009
Institution: 
Extend, accredited by REPS
www.extend.org.uk www.exerciseregister.org

American Tribal Style Belly Dance

Dates: 
November, 2005
Institution: 
FatChance BelllyDance
Intensive study in USA with Carolena Nerccio (ATS founder) followed by mentoring by Wendy Marlatt (member of FCBD San Francisco)

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Make an enquiry Phone: 01543 414597

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