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!


Serena is and has been one of the biggest influences in my belly dance life since I started. When I lived in London, I would travel an hour on the train to take private lessons with her. I wouldn’t do that for just anyone. She has really opened my eyes and ears. Not only are her choreographies beautiful, but her translations of the music to physical dance has shown me how to listen and dance to arabic music. These soft skills are difficult to teach and even more challenging to really grasp. With these lessons, Serena has helped me become the dancer I am today. []

Lily T.