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I started dancing at the age of 6 and as a child competed in
local, national and international Old Time, Ballroom and
Latin American competitions. Linda and I met on the
competition circuit, partnered each other in 1982 and
married in 1984.
I started dancing at the age of 5 with the ISTD at a school in
Worcester Park. After completing my medals I decided that
I wanted to compete, and commenced competitive dancing
Together we won a number of significant Ballroom and
Latin American events, including the prestigious London
Cup. We were Ballroom and Latin American British Team
members. We turned professional in 1992 qualifying as
teachers with the ISTD in1993/4. In 1996 Linda turned full
time professional followed by John in 2004.
I started dancing at the age of 5 and have competed on the
open circuit since 2005. I was ranked no.1 in the country in
both Ballroom & Latin in both Juvenile and Junior
agegroups. I was British National Junior Ballroom
Champion in 2009, and represented England many times
both here and abroad. My Ukrainian partner and fiance,
Nika, and I are winners of the British National, Closed UK,
Embassy Ball (USA), Galaxy & Europa Imperial, British
Open and World Youth Ballroom championships.
I danced competitively as a child and adult, and with my
Dutch partner represented the Netherlands.
Tracey (Qualified Student Teacher), Chloe (Student
Teacher in training), Julia (student)
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