How long have you been dancing for and how did you get into it?
63 years ! Since the age of 3. My mother took me to ballet classes and then she took over the dancing school in 1957 – I started teaching at 17 years of age.
What is your favourite dance and why?
Foxtrot – as I love the music. Waltz as it shows all elements – rise & fall, creating lines, slow and fast actions. Rumba – the music again and the classical actions. Cha-cha – Probably the easy and exciting one to teach.
What is your speciality?
As a teacher I cover all aspects from small children to adults, beginners to competitive and professionals.
Competitively, British Finalist (Latin American), lecturer, Carl Alan award, teachers award, Member of British Dance Council (BDC). I have trained several British Champions. Fellow examiner N.A.T.D, Fellow ISTD (life member).
Dancing is about…
Having fun, whilst learning a skill, which means moving with a partner to music – FANTASTIC!
Your favourite saying?
I have two really: 1. It’s a good lady dancer who makes the man think he’s in charge (on the dance floor). 2. We don’t need you to be perfect dancers – otherwise we will be out of business !!!