Bridget loves the authentic Argentine Tango. She enjoys teaching and being with people and focuses on making sure that students learn how to dance socially vs learning sequences only. Bridget likes her students to enjoy the classes and for them have a nice time.
In 2001, Bridget spent one year in Buenos Aires where she underwent extensive training in Argentine Tango.
She started her studies with Claudia Bozzo at the "School of Tango" and later with former dance partner Leonardo Fandango who she taught and performed with for over 10 years.
In 2001 Bridget founded and co-organised with Leonardo Fandango numerous dance events & classes in South London such as The Lecture Hall in Wimbledon and the longstanding, popular "El Porteñito" Milonga in Balham.
Bridget's Technique workshops have always been very popular. She acquired her skills through years of dancing and studying ladies styling during her many visits to Buenos Aires as well as from her former dance partner. Her technique teacher in Buenos Aires was Aurora Lubiz, a renowned female dancer and teacher in Buenos Aires.
Bridget admires the authentic Tango such as Tango Salon and Tango Milonguero and over the years and during her travels to Buenos Aires she has developed a thorough understanding, feeling and approach for the authentic Tango, which she tries to transmit to her students in her group and private classes.
Bridget has always been interested in Stretching and joined many stretching classes during her 7 months stay in Buenos Aires in 2001. She was impressed with a technique that was used and developed by her teacher and taught in many gyms in Buenos Aires and decided to study it herself. The technique focuses on mobilising, stretching and strengthening the back and postural muscles as well as stretching other important muscle groups.
Bridget holds a OCR Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Exercise and Fitness.
Bridget developed her love for dancing as a teenager when she learned Ballroom and other dances such as the Discofox, a social partner dance evolved in Europe in the mid-seventies, approximately at the same time when the hustle emerged in the United States.Both dances were greatly influenced by the film Saturday Night Fever. In various regions it is also known under different names: Disco Hustle, Swing Fox, Disco Swing, Rock Fox. Discofox is very popular in Germany and Switzerland. Bridget has won various competitions during that time.
In 1993 when she lived in Spain she learned Sevillanas Dancing (Spanish couple dance from Sevilla).
From 1995 she studied Salsa for many years - with Elder Sanchez from Columbia (one of London's first and well known Salsa teacher) being her main teacher. Bridget dances all different styles of Salsa including Colombian, New York and in particular Cuban, which she studied with different Cuban teachers here in England as well as in Cuba. In 1998 she featured on Channel 5, taking part of the Salsa UK Championships in London.