DanceworkZ was formed by Principals Ian Saville and Linda Chatterley after a long dance competitive career at the highest level.
Both learned to dance as children in the Midlands and successfully competed in ballroom and latin as Junior, Youth, and Amateurs. Linda won Junior British and International titles, and at the tender age of 14 achieved the final of the International Open Ballroom Championship. Ian also made one of the final rounds of the International Open Amateur Latin Championship and also danced at the Royal Albert Hall.
Ian and Linda have been trained by some of ballroom dancing's 'greats', including several World Champions. Since dancing together after quite a long break. Ian and Linda became one of the most successful senior competitors in the Country’s history. They have competed all across the Country, in Ireland, and across Europe.
Together they have won...
The British National Over 50s Ballroom Championship – 5 times and were undefeated
The International Over 50s Ballroom Championship – 3 times
The European Over 45s Ballroom Championship
The United Kingdom Closed Over 45s Ballroom
Championship – 4 times undefeated
The United Kingdom Closed Over 50s Ballroom Championship – 3 times undefeated
World Over 50s Ballroom Vice Champions
British Over 50s Latin American Championship Finalists
World Over 50s Latin American Championship Finalists
The North of England Senior Ballroom Championship – 3 times plus many regional Championships
Twice Winners of the Classique de Danse Awards for Senior Dancing
Now having turned professional, they are qualified Licentiates of the Allied Dance Association, and Affiliates of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, members of the Dance Promoters Association, and British Dance Council and World Dance Council. They are qualified Championship and International Adjudicators, and experienced lecturers.
Fostering a ‘Club Style’ environment that is friendly and welcoming, Ian and Linda combine training in sound technique and style with fun and enjoyment. Always supportive of their pupils and the dancers at their events, their Mission is to spread the joy of dance and all the health benefits it brings, with a supportive dance environment that helps dancers achieve their goals.
Contact us to discuss your dancing needs.
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