With over 20 years of experience in numerous dance styles, nearly 15 years of teaching experience and a BA degree in both dance and in teaching, Hilde's understanding of the moving body shows in each class she teaches. She works a great deal with cross training, using multiple dance and fitness disciplines in order to get the best results for her students, whether it is working towards stronger technique or safer dance practise.
Her analytical approach helps students from any background to reconnect with their body and find a movement language through dance. She is currently studying to become an IYN (Independent Yoga Network) accredited Unity Yoga instructor and holds a diploma in Dance Studies (Laban). She's currently also training on a 3 year specialist diploma course in Choreology at Laban.
She has studied intensively with many Tribal Fusion and Oriental Dance masters, such as Rachel Brice, Suhaila Salimpour, Donna Mejia, Beata and Horacio Cifuentes to name a few.
Her unique dance style and teaching approach has made her a sought after instructor and she teaches worldwide to share her love for this dance. Hilde teaches weekly Tribal Fusion classes in London and Brighton.
Charlotte is co-founder of transcontinental ATS® troupe Ter’zím Tribal, now dually based in Brighton UK and Cape Town, South Africa. She is Sister Studio to FatChanceBellyDance® of San Francisco and holds the highest certifications in this dance style; General Skills and Teacher Training I and II. Charlotte is committed to providing quality ATS instruction; regularly travelling to train with ATS Masters, FCBD members and the creator of ATS, Carolena Nericcio.
Since 2010 she has been collaborating with Philippa of Moirai Tribal and collectively they are known as Ter’zímoirai. Apart from her accomplishments in ATS®, Charlotte is also experienced in teaching Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, covering Hilde's classes when she is teaching abroad. She is part of the Masmoudi Dance Collective, and often performs side by side with Hilde in shows all over the UK. She is L1 certified in Jamila and Suhaila Salimpour format and has passed the Initiation level of Rachel Brice's 8 elements.
Charlotte teaches level 1,2 and 3 ATS classes in Brighton and Hove on Tuesday evenings. Find out more.
In 2007 Tenzin began her belly dance training with Hilde after seeing her perform at a show in Brighton. She not only regularly studied with Hilde, but has taken intensives with the likes of Rosangela Silvetre, Donna Mejia and Mira Betz to name but a few. Tenzin cross trains extensively, believing a diversity of techniques to be the foundations of a successful dancer. Alongside the mandatory contemporary and ballet classes of her BA in Dance Studies at Middlesex, she attends classes in House, Dancehall and Commercial as part of her personally constructed training program.
Tenzin is also a qualified Exercise to Music Instructor, being highly passionate about creating synergy between mind and body, and is currently completing her yoga teacher training with YMCAfit.
Tenzin teaches level 1 tribal fusion classes in London on Tuesday evenings. Find out more.