"My Zouk community amplifies my life. Since training at DanceIM I've gained core strength, rhythm, and a confidence and awareness of my own body that's visible to my family and friends, plus I now have a whole new crew of buddies for life..."
- IM Lisa, Zouker, 2yrs
"I have been dancing zouk for 5 years and over this time, I have attended an extensive range of workshops and dance schools. Izzy stands out as one of the finest teachers owing to her knowledge, precision, and experience which translates in her exceptional ability to teach students at all levels. Izzy is supportive, her classes are well structured and the environment is welcoming and fun. Izzy has improved my dance technique, confidence, and strengthened my love for Zouk.
Zouk brings me peace as my awareness is drawn to the present moment by the musicality and connection with my partner. It has brought about a space where I have the freedom to express myself through movement, which makes me feel both energised and calm. Zouk has increased my understanding of the significance of movement to physical and mental wellbeing."
- Anez Barnes, DanceIM Zouker
"I started Zouk with Izzy about a year ago - at first I was anxious as it was my first time receiving any kind of formal dance training! Izzy was quick to allay my fears as her classes are conducted in a comfortable and friendly environment - fellow students were also encouraging and enjoyable to learn with. The dance studio being in Carlton was also a great help in allowing me to get there quickly after work.
Izzy is the ideal dance teacher - able to easily adapt the classes to suit the skill level of the student. This is important for me as I'm constantly exposed to the reality that the next more complex move is right around the corner - this keeps me challenged but also re-assured that the person teaching is easily able to break-up even the more complex routines into manageable chunks that even dance illiterates like myself are able to learn!
Izzy's depth of knowledge also enables me to continue building on the detail of the dance - down to the precise movements. The classes give me the added benefit of being able to recognise potential flaws in my posture - Izzy able to quickly identify issues in posture, balance and core strength and gently work through them without injury - leading to a much more enjoyable dance experience !"
- Waseem, DanceIM Zouker