Our Dance Teachers

GRAEME HEIN-JONES

Graeme started learning Ballroom and Latin American dancing, with champions Rodney and Sandra Weeks in 1975 (he was very young!) He progressed on to competitive dancing with extra tuition from world champions Michael and Vicky Barr in ballroom and Latin champions Alan and Hazel Fletcher, Michael Stylianos and many others.

In the early eighties he won the East of England Championship in St Albans with his dance partner Carol Goundry and made an appearance dancing Samba on Come Dancing for BBC TV. After dancing the World Championship at The Royal Albert Hall and British Open at Blackpool Tower Ballroom he retired from competitions.

He has since achieved City and Guild competencies in training and development through presentation, actvitity, demonstration and instruction, but still believes the best way to learn to dance is to have fun, relax and have a laugh (laughing at his jokes is mandatory!). His priority when teaching is that everyone enjoys themselves!

 

RACHEL GLEN

Early on Rachel knew she wanted to be a dance teacher and upon completing her A-levels quickly moved on to taking her first set of teaching qualifications with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

Rachel has taught at many primary & secondary schools running one off workshops and breakfast dance clubs as well as spending a number of years teaching at Wolfson College, part of the University of Cambridge.

Rachel now has built up over 13 years teaching both children and adults. Training pupils not only socially but for examinations and competitions, all with outstanding results. Rachel still continues to broaden her skills by taking higher qualifications and attending regular courses and workshops.

SHEENA JANSSEN

Since a child Sheena competed in area and national medal competitions in both disco freestyle and ballroom and latin until she headed off to dance college. Sheena trained at the The Centre PAC in musical theatre where she worked hard to gain her teacher qualifications.

Since graduating, Sheena has had the privilege to dance and to travel the world, in India dancing Bollywood and performing in massive live award shows. In South America dancing in a circus! performing in many different hotels in Greece and travelled to Italy to perform in dance shows.

Since returning to England Sheena has been teaching PE dance in a number of primary schools across Cambridgeshire and teaching ballet to young children and has been an invaluable member of Aspire Dancesport since September 2020.