Growing up to the strains of Abba’s Dancing Queen and with a mother who loved the ballet, it was a pretty sure bet that Vicky Williams would one day embrace the performing arts.
And the woman, now in her early 30s, didn’t disappoint. From the age of two, her whole life has been focussed on dance and now runs the successful VJ’s Dance Centre, which meets every Saturday at Withymoor Primary School, Gayfield Avenue, Brierley Hill.
As principal of the dance school that teaches ballet, tap, disco and street, she enthuses about the benefits it can bring to developing children, adding the secret of her success is “all in the smile.”
“No matter how I feel, the smile is on. It’s a tool for happiness and an essential part of dance expression, Smiling is infectious with children and for me, a confident smile is essential to what I do and the way I communicate my message to pupils,” she says.
Working as a dance teacher before setting up her own school in 2007, she adds: “It’s all about fun. What’s the point of any parent sending a child to a lesson which is endured and miserable?”
A compromised smile
When Vicky’s smile became compromised she turned to North Street Dental in Dudley for help.
“I’d been to an NHS dentist and they had found cavities on teeth either side of my front, top teeth.”