In my first workshops with Serena Ramzy, her teaching was so clear that I took away a wealth of knowledge and material with me. When the opportunity arose to study with Serena on a one-to-one basis, I took it without hesitation. Serena guided me through a challenging period in my dance development when I felt very “stuck”. Serena encouraged me to draw on my extensive training in other dancing and harness their techniques to evolve my individual style. She opened up a new world of bellydance technique, musical and cultural knowledge to me. During my time with her, I embraced the opportunity to become a full time bellydance professional teacher and performer. 10 years on and I am now hosting Serena for workshops and still very proud to call her my Master Teacher. [www.rachelbellydancer.com]

Rachel Bennett

Serena’s teaching has had a huge effect on the way I dance. Being able to understand the music and how to translate it into movement is so important for Bellydance and Serena teaches this to the very highest level. Having learned with Serena I can connect with the music beyond just putting together a sequence of moves. Serena has taught me how to be an independent dancer and figure out my own creative projects. [www.santamariabellydanceonline.com]

Helen Santa Maria