Lana is a patient and caring teacher who loves to inspire her students and help them develop their confidence and skills.
Her dance career began at the age of 4 when she started ballet and tap lessons – and she hasn’t stopped dancing since! In her repertoire you’ll find jazz, contemporary, Irish and ballroom dancing. She also found the time to teach the piano for six years (during the rare times when she was sitting still!). Lana first discovered belly dancing when she took a class with Fleur at the Move It Dance and Performing Arts Show, and instantly fell in love with its femininity and vibrancy.
Lana then began training with the Fleur Estelle Dance School and loved being able to develop her passion for belly dancing by adding props, fusions and new styles along the way.
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You’ve got lots of experience as a dancer – what makes belly dance so special to you?
I fell in love with belly dancing the first time I tried it. It has so many different moods – elegant, cheeky, powerful, sensual, playful, dramatic. It’s a very warm, friendly, inclusive way to dance – there’s always such a lovely atmosphere in class.
Why do you think it’s a great dance for people to learn?
Belly dance is feminine, beautiful, and all about feeling good in your body. It’s a great workout, strengthens your core, and develops muscles you never knew you had. It’s also easy to practise at home in a small space – great for London living!
What do you most look forward to before a class or a show?
The escape from the day-to-day in a colourful, uplifting, vibrant world! There’s a dance quote that sums it up really well: “The dance is over, the applause subsided but the joy and feeling will stay with you forever”.
You’d never guess…
Lana makes the most divine shortcrust pastry, can’t live without Granny Smith apples and she specialised in English social history in the 18th century for her university degree!