Creative Dance

Michelle Hainsworth

Samphire sessions, led by Michelle Hainsworth, consist of contemporary techniques as well as creative tasks. They involve people aged 55+ supporting each other and developing a love of dance as a means of expression. The sessions are fun, friendly and creative.

Suitable for beginners or people with some experience.

Sessions take place Mondays from 1.30-3 and are taught in blocks of 6 for £45. Places are limited, but please email Michelle if you’d like to come along for a free taster session:



Chair burlesque

Coco Monroe

Hello, I’m Coco Monroe (aka Lisa) and I am passionate about dance, especially Burlesque Chair Dance! I am so excited to bring you a fitness class that is so fun you won’t even notice you are working out. There is a new sassy routine every 4 weeks where you will learn different moves and tricks, as well as increasing your core strength and flexibility. All the music are poppy recognisable tracks, so you feel like you’re having a girl’s night out dancing!

I am a trained dancer and singer-songwriter; I studied a Foundation Degree in Performing Arts specialising in acting and dance. I have worked for clients such as ITV and been in music videos and commercials. I also started releasing my own music last year under the artist’s name of Love Lisa. I’m passionate about performing and cannot wait to transfer some of that enthusiasm to you!

These classes are designed for everyone, whether you have a dance background or not. We are all in it together and there to support each other. So, if you fancy yourself as Roxie Hart from Chicago, or if you are a wallflower, you are in the right place! Come along and join the fun, you will not look back once you have tried Burlesque Chair Dance!


Sunshine sessions and Release sessions


Sessions to lift your spirits and feed your soul through music and movement, run by Dani Johnson of Firebird. No need to have any dance experience or rhythm. Those with two left feet are welcome! Dance to the beat of your own drum. Simple movements to explore in your own way to various music tracks. You can’t get it wrong – it’s your dance. Be as creative or minimalistic as you feel. You won’t even realise you’re exercising. Emphasis is on fun, flow and just moving your body.


Beginners’ Salsa


This class is a fun and uplifting class for beginners to Cuban salsa rhythm a.

Helena had been dancing salsa for 25 years. She has moved between many social dancing circuits in London, salsa, tango and swing dancing. The aim of this class is to have fun, some line dancing and partner work.





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Tel: 01983 855397  |  Ventnor Botanic Garden Community Company C.I.C, Undercliff Drive, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1UL