Hi there, my name is Celia I’m 42 years old and I am the Burlesque Chair Dance Instructor in Alloa, Scotland!
I first found Burlesque Chair Dance online at the beginning of 2015, I was teaching Zumba fitness at the time. I had always had a passion for dance and when I was growing up I dreamt of being a choreographer! However life lead me down a very different path and I found myself going to University instead and became a Nurse working in Mental Health for many years. I was overweight for 20 years after having my 2 children, I wasn’t very active and didn’t live a healthy lifestyle. I was always a workaholic but I had never looked after myself.
Following a nasty accident in 2013 I was left housebound for a few months and the weight just piled on. It was then I decided enough was enough and it was time to take action. Going to classes or games never worked for me and I always lasted just a couple of weeks, so I figured if I was a actually teaching the class then this would maybe motivate me to keep going. So I signed up as a Zumba instructor, followed by a few other dance based courses, then went on to do my level 2 Exercise To Music course. When I saw Burlesque Chair Dance I just knew it would be perfect for me! I loved the music, the sexiness of the routines and just how quickly it could build confidence. I travelled south for the 2 day course and what can I say; WOW!!
I love how Burlesque Chair Dance makes me feel. It’s suitable for everyone no matter what your shape or size, after just one class you feel the difference in your confidence and self esteem. And an amazing toning workout, your abs and thighs are definitely put to work and you don’t even realise it. Some of my ladies were anxious and nervous at their first class but that very quickly disappears as soon as the music started and those first few moves were mastered. I have met some amazing ladies who continue to have fantastic results each week.
Some testimonials from my classes:
Claire Elizabeth Russell – “I always enjoy class, it is fun and makes me feel good. We always give our all (even if I’m not the best at it) It is a guilty pleasure!”
Kathleen Connelly – “I enjoy burlesque as it has built my confidence, made me feel sexy , and it makes me feel good after it, and its always a laugh.”
Caroline Burns-Fisher – “it’s a fab sassy way to exercise Class is fun and instructor is fab”
Louise Susan Graham – “Burlesque has given me the confidence to feel sexier in my skin, as a plus size I wasn’t looking forward to feeling vulnerable in front of mirrors and dancing on a chair but it’s not what I thought it would be ,it builds your confidence and makes you want to go back week after week.”
My Burlesque Chair Dance classes take place in the Wee County Wellness Centre in Alloa, Central Scotland.
Every Tuesday 7.30pm-8.30pm & Sunday 6pm-7pm and 7.30pm-8.30pm
I am also available to come to any venue, so please contact me if you would like a class in your Area!
So don’t be shy, come give us a try? It’ll be the best thing you’ve ever done and we can’t wait to meet you!
love Celia (AKA Jett Star) xx