• Dance Classes at GingerFred...


    Welcome to the GingerFred website!


    I'm Louise and I run GingerFred Dance Studio in Langport, Somerset. The studio offers:



    (private and group lessons)

    °ARGENTINE TANGO (private and group lessons)

    °SOCIAL DANCE NIGHTS (2nd Saturday of each month)

    The studio welcomes adults aged 16+


    Adult modern dance classes run all through the week (from 4pm) and suit anyone (ideally with some dance experience) wanting to continue to be FITTER, STRONGER, MORE FLEXIBLE and HAVE INCREASED STAMINA.


    The Social Ballroom lessons are popular with couples. These are private LESSONS and ongoing 6 week group courses throughout the year. The styles taught: Waltz, Foxtrot & Argentine Tango.

    These lessons can suit absolute beginners and are brilliant for giving you a shared dancing experience as a couple - something to learn together that is fun and physical - plus you can practice at home! The style is SOCIAL ballroom which is not the same as competitive ballroom...it is easier to learn and leans more on the natural idea of 'lead and follow'.

  • From time to time places come up... 

    If you are really keen to join this thriving dance community then get in touch below and tell us about yourself and your dancing passion! 

  • About Louise Barrett

    Louise has been working professionally in dance for 26 years. Training first at Bretton Hall College for the arts, where she gained a First Class Hons Degree in dance. Following this she embarked on a year in Japan, touring with a jazz company.

    On her return she gained a place at the world class London Contemporary Dance School where she gained a diploma in Dance and Choreography.

    Originally from Bolton, Louise was slowly making her way south and had her first taste of beautiful Somerset where, at the age of 23 she took the role of dance and drama lecturer at Yeovil College. But after 2 years the urge to choreograph professional work was still there so it was back to London where she also worked part - time for the Pegasus Theatre in Oxford - as a participation officer for drama and dance. It was during this time Louise applied to take a performance to the New Choreography Festival 'Resolutions' at the Place Theatre, London. Following the success of this show Louise was invited back to bring choreography for the next 2 years. 

    Louise became Head of Dance at Prior Park College, Bath in 2003 and also founded Bath Youth Dance Company. That year her 3rd festival show was reviewed successfully in the Guardian and other media outlets which prompted Louise to apply to the Arts Council to make her first touring full - length show. Over the next 7 years Louise made 5 touring shows; all supported by the Arts Council and other funding bodies. The shows toured theatres up and down the country plus national and international festivals such as Prague Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Brighton and Bristol. In 2012 aged 38 and on tour with the show 'Luna' Louise decided it was time to retire from national touring to focus on her dream of running a own dance studio. 

    Whilst covering Head of Dance at Richard Huish College, Taunton Louise spotted an empty building to rent that looked PERFECT to develop in to a lovely studio. For the last time Louise sought funding from the Arts Council and her bid was successful and during the winter months the studio was born.

    Opening its doors in 2013 the studio just blossomed I'm to this wonderful, bustling, happy place for dancing. Each week over 150 adults come and share in the dancing delights of GingerFred. Tango dancing, private lessons,. group.lessons, social events...the dancing never stops.

    For all the moments in her career, running GingerFred has been the absolute highlight... Sharing her passion for dance is what she feels she was put on this earth for (oh and also looking after her two dogs 🐕😉) come and meet us soon x