Early Dance Performing Arts Theatre & Creative Interests

Tara learned her first dance steps in the home where her Mother taught her gytanos flamenco and Arabic dance. Her Father is a musician. In her teens she was part of a girl group and went to college to study dance performing arts and dress making. She gained valuable experience working
as stage hand with youth theatre as well as other drama companies. Alongside her studies she earned money by working as a carer. In her spare time she braided hair with extensions, provided nail art services and created  costumes by hand for her friends.  

Belly Dance Humble Beginnings

Tara started training in belly dance in 2004. Picking it up naturally she quickly gained experience. By 2006 she was given opporunities to perform on a paid semi professional level at private parties and events. 

In 2011 she left the belly dance class she was part of to focus on pursuing a paid career as a beauty therapist and a creative makeup artist in the fashion industry.
As luck would have it she crossed paths with people from her past who encouraged and supported her. She was given professional performance gigs and teaching opportunities. In December 2012 she published her website and started running her own classes in 2013. 


Tara was exposed to middle eastern culture and ancient Egyptian history through out her life. Unlike some who  exploit it and dictate to it she has a real love and respect for Egyptian Turkish & North African music dance arts and culture. The dance for her is more than the superficial sensual nature but a beautiful social dance of real people that evolved into a polished skilled Performance art. It tells a story of history. 

Performance Style 
Tara performs oriental style belly dance & Theatrical Fusion. She is a dynamic dancer who incorporates levels of Artistic dance, Entertainment and skill (performance with & without props, Drum solo, Participation) Tara can play finger cymbals/zills/sagat well whilst performing & teaching.

She can perform with props such as silk veils, cane/stick (raqs Al Assaya, Saidi), Shamadan (candleabra balanced on the head) Sword, Fan veils, Candle tray (balanced on head), Clay pot (balance), Hand candles, Zills/Sagat (finger cymbals) Isis / butterfly / cleopatra wings, Fans, Frame drum and tambourine. Sometimes Tara includes a stage prop or a theme.

Tara has trained in & performs 
Golden era and classic Egyptian (cute charming sensual)
Turkish Oryantal and Roma(sexy passionate fiery sassy)
Moroccan and Tunisian traditional 
Folkloric styles (traditional - Historical)
Phoeronic (Ancient Egyptian Inspired - mystical)
American Cabaret (Mix of styles particular Turkish)
Oriental (mix of styles)

Teaching Style
Tara encourages everyone in a safe nurturing learning environment free from negative and competitive behaviours. She care about the dance and teaches some of the history that she has learned and researched. She is never harsh or indoctrinating. Tara teaches from a community dance perspective that encourages all to participate in dance. She encourages artistic self expression and creativity for benefit. When dance is taken from an artistic point of view there is no competition involved. Tara has an interest in the human anatomy and uses techniques and ideas from fitness that impacts the body positively. Her way is safe.

Teaching Ethos

Tara believes is creating safe spaces for all to participate in dance. She particularly enjoys creating courses workshops and lessons for women children & the elderly. Her outlook is on the social expression and health benefits of the dance and how dance benefits and connects every day people from all walks of life. She pulls from her humble back ground as a service provider and follows community dance ethics. She is personable and gives everyone the time of day and a listening ear. Tara believes dance can be participated in as a form of therapy and is uplifting when practiced for health and fitness. 

Tara hold relevant certificates in Dance, Fitness, Beauty Therapy, Reiki Healing, Dress Making, Fashion & Photographic makeup and Teaching.


Tara has performed and taught at numerous public events, Restaurants, Private parties, Weddings, Residential Nursing homes, Women's circles, Children's parties, Hen parties for and within all communities and many organisations. 

Other Skills & Interests
Tara is a professional beauty therapist & makeup artist offering pamper parties & creative workshops. 
Tara is an amateur blogger, Hair dresser, Costumer, Artist, Poet,  Stylist, Gardener, interia designer and can turn her hand at most creative ideas.

Memberships & Professional Bodies
Tara is a professional member of FFCD Foundation For Community Dance - People Dancing. The Guild of Beauty Therapists. She holds public
liability insurance and is Trading Standards Assured.
She is in the process of gaining her DBS certificate.

Clients Places & Features
Past Clients Include
BBC Radio Merseyside, Wirral News, Wirral Older Peoples Parliament, WHISC, Wirral Arts Festival, Wirral Festival Of Firsts, Ego Restaurants, Zara Perfumery,
Hoylake Parade, Liverpool John Moores University (Redmond), The World Museum, The Newz bar, Newsham Park Festival, Liverpool Fashion Week, ST. Austin's Catholic School, Havin Restaurant, MEZZE Restaurant, Formby Viking Reenactment Event, Roman Tours Chester, Liverpool Community Arts College, Ya Raqs Dance Troupe, The Magnet Liverpool, The priory Primary School, Chester Race Course, Wirral Women's & Children's Aid, Refuge, International Women's Day, International Links Educational days
& many more .........

Causes Tara Supports 

British Dyslexia Association
Tara has a condition called dyscalculia (a form of Dyslexia) She is open about this and throughout her life she has been inspired by other dancers teachers and
creative people who have dyslexia (Dame Darcy Bussel - Ballerina Ballet Dancer Writer Dance judge, Albert Einstein Scientist, Cher - Singer entertainer, Jamie Oliver - Chef & Buisness Man, Leonardo Divinci - Artist, Mohammed Ali - Sports man boxer, Hans Christian Andersen - Children's Writer,William Butler Yeats - Poet, Andy Warhol - Artist, Erin Brocovitch - Legal Clerk & Environmental Activist,  John Lennon - Musician,  Kara Tointon - Actress Dancer, Richard Rogers - Architect, Tommy Hilfiger - Fashion Designer ect)  Tara supports and encourages people with dyslexia to participate in dance.  Read more about the condition below (click link)


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