I have been dancing since the age of 3, ballet in those days (and asked to leave as I was too wild!) To me dancing is an expression of individuality but can also be very much about the collective (as with folk/group/circle dances).
With Middle Eastern dance, there is the opportunity to express the aspects of life that connect us to each other, to nature and ultimately to joy. It offers direct response to how the music moves the individual, a mixture of spontaneity and discipline, an interplay of dark and light, sharp and soft, fast and slow.
My workshops and performances have a strong emphasis on pleasure – fun, laughter, enjoyment, learning, healing and mutual support and encouragement. When we dance together we connect in an honest natural way, we realise the beauty that shines through all of us. We realise that we all breath the same air, share the same emotions and have a common destiny.
As well as teaching Middle Eastern dance throughout the UK for over 20 years Anne also organises trips to the Moroccan Sahara and other areas of Morocco, for dancers, musicians and anyone who wants an adventure.