Welcome to RA Dance Fitness website, a home for dance and fitness activities created by Rhiannon Annandale. Initially created as an online portfolio for the freelance dance teaching Rhiannon leads, it has now evolved into a platform for dance and running health and fitness. From creating bespoke running plans, sharing tips through our blog and YouTube channel, as well as continuing with teaching dance lessons for children, we hope to give everyone a way to be inspired and join in the fun.
Rhiannon grew up learning and competing in many styles of dance. She then went on to train at Bath Spa University, learning Contemporary and Somatic dance practice, graduating with a 2:1 in Dance and Psychology. Whilst at University Rhiannon began exploring movement and exercise as a broader field. Since graduating Rhiannon has gone on to become a UKA Run Leader, and a Level 4 Personal Trainer, following her own passion for running and fitness. She is also a qualified Freestyle and Theatre Craft Teacher with the IDTA and will be gaining more qualifications as she continues to teach. Her own personal achievements include; 3rd Female Killerton Trail 5km (Relish Running Events – 2019), 1st Female Moonlight Flit 5km (Wild Night Run – 2019), 3rd Female Back to Black 5km (Wild Night Run – 2019), and many more.
For Rhiannon, movement of all forms are interlinked. Within dance the body learns how to express itself emotionally and creatively, and during exercise, we’re able to see what are body is capable of and begin to push it’s physical limits. She sees the benefit of both outlooks and as such has a wide knowledge of how the body works, especially when it comes to warm ups, cool downs, and stretching.
Rhiannon began teaching dance during her second year of University. Initially teaching Saturday classes for a school based in Exmouth called Exe Dance Arts. As time went on she began to teach more and more classes for the school, along with other teaching commitments. Her dance teaching experience is very varied and wide, meaning she is able to offer lessons in Ballet, Contemporary, Freestyle, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Tap. Rhiannon has also been involved in choreographing for touring productions and dance competitions. She offers group and 1:1 tuition to her students, click on the Venues page for more information about the group classes taking place and use the contact page for information about 1:1 classes.
Due to these commitments Rhiannon has as a dance teacher, she is currently only offering online running coaching. This allows anyone access to her services through the internet, making it a popular option for those who travel with work a lot. More information about training can be found on Training tab of this site.