Before I had the good fortune of discovering the wealth of experience and talent that is Serena Ramzy, I felt my dancing was safe and mundane – often sticking nervously to the basics because I didn’t truly understand how to dance to the music. With Serena’s expert and encouraging guidance both then and still, I now feel fully confident in my technique, interpretation and understanding of the music, lifting my performances to a level I feel able share proudly with others and truly dance to the music!


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. []

Rachel Bennett