Company Director: Olivia Heiser

Wondering about us here at Zest HQ? Well I have been teaching dance for the last 17 years across the UK in primary and secondary schools from Foundation, KS1 + KS2, to A-level groups, for youth groups, and theatre companies. I teach a wide range of dance styles myself and continue to teach as well as run Zest Dance Workshops. I am committed to providing high quality, educational workshops for schools. Having worked for all the top teaching companies in the UK, going into hundreds of schools and delivering workshops to literally thousands and thousands of students, I know just what the schools, teachers and the students are looking for!

Zest delivers cultural diversity workshops to educate children in world dance styles. Our workshops are educational as they not only offer practical dance skills and techniques, but we also talk about the history and background of the dance and show props and costumes to the children. This gives a rounded and informative dance session which I feel is really important to students eager to learn.

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.

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 (spend less time glued to computer games 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 they can teach. We only employ highly motivated, punctual dance teachers who 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 special needs schools. They can adapt their lesson plans to accommodate the different needs of the children they are teaching. This is a great skill to have and we know that our teachers will deliver the highest level of workshops. We are experienced working with children with physical disabilities and special educational needs. 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.