Marguerite, AKA Miss Tiger Rose – Burlesque Chair Dance Instructor for Merseyside, here. I hope that you are all excited for this busy festive period! And that you’ve all been good for Santa to fill your stockings.
It’s been quite a busy rollercoaster of a few months for me; starting up all my new classes in Birkenhead, Seacombe and West Kirby, and hopefully soon after the New Year Liverpool. But it has been such an amazing time for me too, as I have gotten to meet all of my beautiful Tiger Cubs (as they like to be known as) and I love teaching them and they all make me so proud each day.
I’ve even come a long way myself in the short period of time since starting as a Burlesque Chair Dance Instructor, as my confidence has grown so much and I am so proud to have been given the title of Instructor of the Year 2015 during the open stage night in November. I have always been a big fan of musicals, vaudeville shows and anything burlesque related and have studied Performing Arts. I had taken time out from dancing to have two beautiful children. Sadly that time became months, then years and as the time passed I became less flexible in movement, fitness and technique as I use to be when dancing. Then I saw the advert for Burlesque Chair Dance and I thought; “Enough is enough! I am going to do this.” I want to inspire women, no matter what age or size, that together, we can get fit, lose weight, build confidence and have fun. One woman can make a difference, but together we can rock the world!
If you ask any of my ladies, I have a fun and quirky way of teaching using fun visualisations and comical cues. Here are a few quotes about my classes from my Tiger Cubs that have made me smile that I would like to share with you:
“Within 5 mins of being with you lot I felt terrific… your classes should be on prescription” [Lilly Delish]
“I have a few health issues, so much so that I have barely been able to even walk a short distance without meds for the last 5 years. It has been difficult to even put my shoes on. The thought of exercising and getting out of breath terrified me! When I started your classes I was expecting some gentle chair exercises, but found myself wanting to try more and carefully put more effort in. Now I have found a safe level and have even been confident enough to push myself harder. Not only can I put my shoes on now, but I am strong and flexible enough to touch the floor. Your classes are also building my self confidence. I feel so comfortable around everyone and I love the relaxed, friendly atmosphere. You are amazing Marguerite, and I can’t thank you enough for your classes, I look forward to them every week. You have made a huge difference to my life in a very short time.” [Velvet La Frais]
“Phenomenal confidence boost, great way to keep fit, having an extended family and fantastic inspirational teacher” [Daisy Von Raven]
“Amazeballs classes. Amazeballs new friends. Amazeballs that I’ve been taught to shimmy ‘n’ Marilyn on a chair and NOT fall off. Amazeballs instructor. AMAZEBALLS!” [Gigi Galore]
Anyone thinking of joining our classes or becoming an instructor, I do recommend that you make it your New Year’s Resolution and just go for it – it will change your life and you won’t regret it!
Best wishes and sparkly kisses,
Tiger Rose xxx