Company Director: Olivia Heiser

Wondering about us here at Zest HQ? Let me tell you a bit of info about myself and why I set up Zest over ten years ago…

I have been teaching dance for the last 20 years across the UK in primary and secondary schools. From Foundation, KS1 + KS2, to A-level groups, for youth groups, and theatre companies.

Teaching dance is my passion and I continue to teach as well as run Zest Dance Workshops. With my brilliant team of teachers, I am committed to providing high quality, educational workshops for schools.

My teaching experience

I started my teaching career working for all the top teaching companies in the UK. Going into hundreds of schools and delivering workshops to literally thousands of students. With all my practical experience I realised I wanted control to run things my way. I know just what the schools, teachers and the students are looking for. So I created Zest Dance Workshops – and the rest is history!

I trained in Dance Performance at Middlesex University which was hard work but a great training. I regularly perform with my own Bollywood dance company Bollywood Vibes. As well as choreographing and performing commercial dance work for TV, stage and film. I also run a successful dance party company for children.

Zest’s Mission

I love teaching dance as I get to pass on not only my skills, but I also hope to inspire others with my passion for dance. I want young people to stay fit and healthy and engage in creative, physical activity. Encouraging them to spend less time glued to computer games, phones and tv!

It gives me great satisfaction when children enjoy dancing and they can see how much they have achieved in a short space of time.

I have:

  • Current CRB check
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Basic First Aid Training
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Behaviour Management Training

Zest Teachers

Zest provides excellent teachers who deliver our dance workshops in schools across the UK.

We have highly trained dance teachers with lots of experience and a vast array of dance styles between them. We only employ highly motivated, punctual dance teachers. They love teaching their chosen style, and have a great rapport with children.

The standard of our teachers reflects our company, so we are proud to offer you the best teachers in the UK. This is evident when we get repeat bookings from schools, year after year.

Our teachers have the skills to teach children from Nursery to Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and also in special needs schools.

Our teachers are experienced working with children with physical disabilities and special educational needs. They can adapt their lesson plans to accommodate the different needs of the children they are teaching.

Dance is a great art form which should be inclusive for everyone to enjoy, whatever your ability.

If you liked the teacher you had into your school last time and want them again, please tell us and we can book them for you next time.

All Zest teachers have current CRB checks, dance insurance (up to 10million) and a passion for teaching dance to young people.

Book your workshop today!

Why not treat your pupils to a dance workshop? We are based in London but have teachers across the UK to bring our workshops to you.