An online dance school and platform for anyone wanting to learn traditional Ballroom and Latin dancing. Our professional dancers have years of experience and expertise that we want to share with the world.
Bringing dance to people who might not have thought of Ballroom dancing before, or anyone it’s not easily accessible to. Beginners who would like to try the dances before deciding to join a dance school, or would like extra learning in addition to their local dance club. Or people who just want to have fun and learn to dance!
Meet the Team
Suzanne is a Fellow and Examiner of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). She began dancing at the age of 7 studying Ballroom, Latin American, National, Greek, Modern Theatre, Tap and Disco. Having trained professionally she then travelled extensively, performing worldwide. Retiring from the stage, she taught every age group from Montessori to professional dancers in many schools, colleges and theatre groups.
Suzanne is qualified in 8 of the ISTD faculties as well as LAMDA and Guildhall. She attained the prestigious Gold Medal for Public Speaking from The Poetry Society. As well as teaching full time, Suzanne is an International Examiner for the ISTD. She is often lecturing, examining and adjudicating alongside teaching her pupils from the age of 2 through to professionals. Suzanne choreographs shows for theatres and enjoys writing scripts for plays and pantomimes. She served 10 years on the Disco/Freestyle R’n’R Faculty for the ISTD and 14 years on Alternative Rhythms Faculty of the ISTD. Suzanne was co-writer for the ISTD Salsa Professional Syllabus which launched in 2015 as well as part of the team of writers for the Street Dance & Commercial Hip Hop syllabus. Dance has been her life-long passion that she wished to share with everyone. Suzanne firmly believes that dance is accessible to ALL.
Simon began dancing at the age of six. Winner of Professional Ballroom Championships, he has travelled the world lecturing, performing, competing and teaching. (Including a recent trip to Mauritius to help establish competitive Latin and Ballroom dance there). He has gained Fellowships in Ballroom and Latin American, and was elected to the Latin American Faculty in 2001.
Keen amateur dancer and marketer, along with Simon and Suzanne John is a founder and driving force behind Ballroom Dancer. He works behind the scenes to deliver the website, online and all the back-office functions including marketing, advertising and promotion. Focusing on developing the distribution across all channels to make the website and classes available to as wide an audience as possible – to everyone, everywhere, Worldwide.
“To make dancing easily accessible to anyone anywhere who would like to learn Ballroom and Latin dance”