Hemel Hempstead’s first Caribbean dance classes come to Adeyfield Community Centre

Hemel Hempstead’s first Caribbean dance classes have been launched – and the instructor behind them gave me a private lesson.

I’m 27, have two left feet and my dancing skills leave a lot to be desired - but nevertheless Ayiesha Russell did her best to teach me.

Ayiesha Russell.

Ayiesha Russell.

Her lesson was great fun, even if I wasn’t very good at any of the dance moves.

Ayiesha, who is 30 and from Boxmoor, said: “I enjoy the joy of watching where someone starts, and how you can help and nurture them to be somewhere else.

“I enjoy the fun and the atmosphere that we create as a group of people as well.”

Her Caribbean dance classes are at Adeyfield Community Centre in The Queen’s Square from 7.45pm to 8.45pm every Wednesday and cost £5 per session.