Founder, Program Creator, Director Boogie Effect UK & CEO
Master Trainer, Dance Fitness & Education Specialist, Program Director UK
Frances worked for ten years within Local Authority Community Dance in Glasgow. This provided her with the opportunity to work in collaborative projects with organisations such as Scottish Ballet and Scottish Youth Dance. Frances is also a qualified Primary School Teacher. Having worked in Education for ten years, Frances is passionate about sharing the love and power of dance to the younger generation.
In 2006 Frances then turned her expertise to the Fitness Industry. Frances is a qualified Fitness Professional and Posture & Movement specialist. She is also a Level 3 Assessor.
“I created BOOGIE EFFECT after having my three children and struggled desperately to fit back into my normal clothes. Many of us have been there! Having danced all my life, this was the way I knew how to stay fit. But there are so many other health benefits that dance has to offer.
BOOGIE EFFECT began it’s journey in rural Dumfries and Galloway as a group of mums getting together once a week to exercise. It soon turned into packed classes of eager groovers dancing their way to fitness. BOOGIE EFFECT was born!
Since 2010 I have spent my time studying and developing my knowledge. I have collaborated and refined the program to make it one of the BEST dance fitness programs on the market. Dance has so much POWER. I wanted to share that POWER with ordinary women. My passion is to prove that dance can transform our bodies and minds without the need to be a ‘dancer’. We can ALL enjoy the fun, uplifting and strengthening EFFECTS of BOOGIE.
Our aim at BOOGIE EFFECT is to deliver a program that meets the needs of our clients 100%. We want to provide you with a fun and rewarding experience to meet your fitness goals.”
Director/Owner Boogie Effect Australia
Master Trainer, Dance Technique Specialist, & Program Director Australia
Yvonne trained at the world renowned Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance London before working in Community Dance & Dance Development. She later became Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Dance within Further Education in Glasgow before moving to Australia in 2012.
Launched in 2017, BOOGIE EFFECT Australia is expanding across Perth W.A, sharing the BOOGIE love with more eager groovers across the territory.
“With over 20 years experience in dance performance and teaching, I have been lucky enough to work for many years within a field which is my true passion. My eight years of extensive training in London set me up as a dance artist where I had the opportunity to work with many recognised and renowned choreographers. I now teach and choreograph on a freelance basis, having taught a variety of ages between 3 to 70 years and specialise in dance technique, choreography and mentoring.
Following my move to Australia in 2012, I have been developing my knowledge of fitness through extensive yoga and Pilates programs which has hugely enhanced my teaching methods and approaches to technique and body awareness.
Frances and I worked together for many years and it is wonderful to be collaborating again. I am very excited to be part of the BOOGIE EFFECT team and to bring my knowledge and expertise to this fun and effective program.”