OPENING CEREMONY: WARM UP WITH KAREN HAUER
What To Expect?
Join in for a fun, upbeat dance warmup with Karen Hauer’s dance fitness programme Hauer Power! Warm up your body and get your mind focused for the days ahead.
Catch up now!
Karen Hauer was born in Venezuela and brought up in New York from the age of 10. She is best known in the UK as a pro dancer on BBC flagship show Strictly Come Dancing and is the show’s longest standing female professional.
In 2018 she reached the quarter-finals with actor Charles Venn and went a step further in 2019, taking comedian Chris Ramsey to the semi-final. In 2020 Karen reached her second final when she partnered with Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing.
In 2020 she launched Firedance, a new dance stage production with fellow Strictly pro Gorka Marquez. The show was postponed after a handful of performances after the COVID-19 outbreak, and has been rescheduled for 2021.
Karen is a health and fitness enthusiast, and a certified Personal Trainer, and launched her online at-home, equipment-free fitness programme Hauer Power.
She was crowned 2008 World Mambo Champion and was a finalist of So You Think You Can Dance USA. She was principal female dancer in the original Broadway cast of Burn the Floor at Longacre Theatre, New York and subsequent World Tour.