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

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.