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Blush Dance Manchester

Instructors

Becky Campey, Blush Dance Founder and Managing Director

Blush Dance was established in 2008 by Becky Campey. The company has now grown to 5 branches; Blush Dance Stockport, Manchester, Sheffield & Hyde & Tameside and most recently Birmingham.  With a team of highly qualified, encouraging and motivated instructors who all trained with Becky from students through to teachers, managers and business owners. Proving that the company can support your goals to wherever you choose to take them.

At Blush Dance Manchester classes are taught by professional dancer & Illusionist; Karen Tomkins

About Karen:

StretchComing from a family in show business Karen has been brought up with it her whole life. At 18months Karen stepped on stage and performed in professional family shows, progressing onto young theatre groups, variety shows and even teaching at her local dance school from the age of 14, she has always had and still does have a true passion for all aspects of the performing arts.

When Karen was 15 she became a National Young Magician of the Year finalist, entertaining magicians at various competitions and even events at the famous Magic Circle in London, this included a Bond Theme magic act with Timothy Dalton as special guest.

Karen went on to progress her training further and gained a BTEC national diploma in Dance at college, and moved on to be accepted into a top professional training school The Urdang Academy based in Covent Garden. After graduating in professional dance and musical theatre Karen went straight into work. It started with assisting in choreography for production shows at Warners Hotels, as well as dancing professionally within the shows herself. Determined and focused she has continuously working around the country and even had a season in Turkey with the famous holiday operator Thomson. A few positions in her career are: YD Promotions dancer, choreographed for some well known travel companies, been a part of some professional pantos around the UK and most recently was invited as a special guest cabaret to The RAF charity ball.

When Karen hasn’t been working away she has been teaching all aspects of dance and fitness in schools, colleges, gyms such as David Lloyd, Fitness First, Virgin Active as well as running successful private/group classes of her own
Karen was fortunate to have been part of a successful illusionist duo called “David and Karen.” They appeared through the televised auditions for the well known TV talent show Britains Got Talent. In 5 years of the show the magic duo were the first to impress all the judges and went straight through to the LIVE semi finals. David And Karen came 3rd in their heat and 2nd by the public vote. During this period David and Karen had interviews on Daybreak and This Morning. Continuing on from the viewings of the show Karen and her magic partner went on to perform at a number of corporate events, headlined at prestigious places in and around London,such as HSBC & Toyota. The act went to Paris where they performed at the world famous Museum of Old Fairground Rides, and then arriving back to the UK the duo wowed a sell out theatre at their own “One Off” magic and illusion show – Magic Is Back LIVE!!!
Karen is currently training in advanced Pole Dance and is a qualified intermediate instructor. She took on Blush Manchester October 2015 and has built up a friendly and successful business where people enjoy coming to train. Students work hard but have fun.
Juggling teaching around performance work, Karen has the perfect set of skills to offer a fun and effective class environment, incorporating her vast experience in performance, dance, flexibility training, allowing people to achieve new skills, gain confidence and feel fit and fabulous!
Karen Tomkins Instructor

Karen Tomkins Instructor

Manager of Blush Dance Manchester, Instructor & Performer – Blush Dance

“For me being able to achieve my own business and gain the skills to train and teach Pole Fitness has made me feel empowered and has increased my confidence in my own abilities and goals in life. I have built up a healthy addiction to both teaching and training in such an infectious sport.  Try it for yourselves!!!”

Blush Manchester creates an enjoyable, positive, fun but challenging environment. All participants enjoy our Blush Manchester classes so have stuck to it , not just the sport but me as a person and instructor. When these fun and positive sessions result in achieving something they never thought possible, they find amazing confidence benefits.

Blush was created with the following principle on mind: Whatever your goal; to increase strength, fitness, flexibility, confidence, lose weight, meet friends, or perform on stage; All Blush classes will inspire you to achieve.