Instructor Helen
Throw some shapes with me?

A former dance teacher, I trained as a Zumba® instructor in December 2010 when I couldn't find a class nearby. This happy accident has led to years of dancing fun with hundreds of new friends, a better understanding of fat politics while ironically, increased thin privilege from an excess of exercise.

This is a fat positive space

The class policy is aimed at creating a body positive dance environment for people of all genders and none, trans or cis. Please have a read of it before you come along.

I occasionally write about body acceptance here, too (though of course it'd be better to seek out the writing of people with less white, thin and cis privilege than I).


Helen became a dance teacher in her youth through the BATD.
She is officially licensed by Zumba® and is a member of the Zumba® Instructor Network (ZIN™).
She is fully insured and licensed to play music in public venues by PPL and PRS.