SCHOOL OF DANCE
Sequence & Old Time
I Started dancing from about 21 years of age. I saw an advert in a local newspaper for a beginner’s ballroom dancing class and managed to talk my mum into going with me as she had taken lessons in dance when she was younger. From those early beginners class I was 'hooked' and the rest as they say… is history!
From the Ballroom & Latin classes, I became interested in sequence dancing, which lead me to the Samantha Haywood School of Dance. It was here that I started to take my dancing more seriously and I began to find out what I needed to do to qualify as a Dance teacher. So I started taking my amateur medal test with Samantha and the NATD. I worked my through up to Gold Cross level.
After my amateur medals I started training for my professional qualification. I took my student preliminary in Ballroom in the summer of 2011, I took the exam after having a couple of private lesson with Mr Kevin Page of the L P Dance centre in Whitby while I was on holiday there.
After the first of the two lessons I was going to have, he said that if my teacher back home was agreeable he would put me in for the exam that weekend.
After having a break from taking exams due to work commitments I recommenced my exams in the summer of 2013. I was the first person to take and pass the NATD’s new Modern Sequence Diploma, I continued to study and achieved my sequence associate in summer 2014. When gaining my associate into the National Association for Teachers of Dancing, I competed in the British Dance Council inventive dance competition for the first time in August 2014.