ABOUT OUR FOUNDER

Rachael Swann (Hurton) is the creator and founder of Synergy Dance® Outreach, which as the name suggests, aims to reach all groups who may struggle to find or attend a suitable and inspiring dance, yoga or fitness class.

Synergy Dance® Outreach is fully inclusive, and aims to embrace every child, teen or adult who can benefit from dance and movement. We provide opportunities to have fun where neither finance, fitness, ability, disability or family circumstance stand as barriers to participation.

Rachael has always had a passion for dance and performance and in 2014 she brought her dream to life by starting Synergy Dance® – a dance fitness program for children of all ages.

Find out more http://synergydance.co.uk/

 

The innovative Synergy Dance® classes had wide appeal in their inclusivity and creativity, and working on the front line of teaching, Rachael soon realised that there was a need for Special Needs dance provision too, as well as classes for the disability community. So, Synergy Dance® Outreach was born, reaching everyone from individuals of all ages and abilities to groups and families. People wanted to come and we made it happen.

Rachael has an English and Philosophy Degree from the University of Sussex and a Masters Degree from RADA/King’s College London. She also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Publishing and Printing, a Studio Professional Diploma in Fitness,
5 A Levels and other dance and design qualifications.

Rachael has worked both in business – managing at the London Alpine Club under the late George Band (Everest Expedition 1953) – and creatively working on children’s books as an Editor/Designer and as a dance teacher.

Rachael also manages to do professional acting from time to time and works separately as a dance instructor, when time allows outside of running the organisation. She was always inspired by her love for dance and music, making it her mission to use dance as a way to change how children keep fit, and to sustain this throughout life.

She says:

‘I pride my professional work on integrity, teaching style, commitment and allowing kids to take the lead sometimes – to find their “inner dance voice” and reveal their individual talents! Our dance and fitness program is inclusive, innovative, varied and fun.’

‘As a parent, my goal is for my children to keep active every day and to hit their daily target of one hour of activity per day. They are never reluctant to put their shoes on when it is time for a Synergy class!

‘With our variety of programs and fun themed activities, there is something for everyone to try from Synergy Yoga™ to DiscoFit™ to Synergy Dance Mix™.
Most importantly we want to reach all children and adults – whatever their circumstances. Whether you are a child or an adult, our classes are recreational and fun – a ‘happy’ place for people to come and keep fit. Friendships are made and we aim to establish habits for a lifetime based on regular dance and activity.

Rachael Swann
Founder, Synergy Dance® Outreach

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