Melissa has experienced many dance styles since she started taking dance classes in 2003. She has covered everything from ballet to pole dancing but she found a real passion for bellydance which has never left her. She regularly attends workshops with teachers from all over the world where she has obtained knowledge in many different props and styles and enjoys teaching both beginners and improvers. Melissa loves all styles of Middle Eastern dance but she is particularly fond of Vintage Oriental, Egyptian, Lebanese, Tribal and Gothic. Her love of teaching dance and her interest in fitness led her to becoming a qualified fitness instructor in 2011 and a qualified aqua instructor in 2012.
She performs solo, has been a member of Mersin, a professional belly dance troupe, for three years and she is also a member of Nirzari, a Fat Chance Bellydance® tribe. She also performs with Va Va Jhoom, the Just Jhoom! Bollywood Dance performance troupe.
Melissa is available to teach workshops and provide private tuition. She is also is experienced in providing entertainment at parties, restaurants and weddings - please get in contact for details
Melissa's glutes and drum choreo was great - we worked hard, but came out feeling all relaxed.
Melissa's drum choreo and glutes work was great - really interesting facts about the mechanical happenings of what happens when you exercise etc, as well as having an intense but really enjoyable workout!! Glutes definitely feel more toned now, and the 1 min drum choreo was really good fun, really made us work hard and i felt the better for it.
Melissa was amazing - the preciseness and timing of her dance was compelling.
Melissa Hoare clearly enjoyed performing, and the joy of her exquisite dance translated from the stage to the audience. (Saqarah)
Mersin are a bellydance troupe that aim to provide top level entertainment for a variety of events, including weddings, stage shows and corporate events.
Nirzari is an American Tribal Style ® Tribe created by a group of friends who meet regularly to dance together, not only for fun and friendship, but also to learn together and grow in their chosen dance form.
Va Va Jhoom are the Just Jhoom! performance groups, one in the South East and one in the North East of England. The groups can be hired to add some Bollywood magic to your event, whether by performing fantastic, energetic Bollywood medleys or getting your event up and dancing with some audience-participation.