Janet Lee Chapman bio

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*Celebrating 30 years as a dance teacher in 2018*


I started dancing at 2 years old with Tap and Ballet and by 6 years old Ballroom and Latin American at the famous Redmond’s School of Dance Crosby, with Ms Margaret Redmond and Freestyle at Millie’s ( Millington’s Dance School) Bootle with Ms Iris Mayers, were I danced and competed till I was 18. After a few years working as a nurse I returned to dance and studied Ballroom and Latin American with the acclaimed Mr Eric Lashbrooke ( former world Ballroom and Latin American Champion) Classical Sequence with Mr David Bullen and Salsa with Mr Phil Kaila ( former World Salsa Dance champion) qualifying as a dance teacher in 1989 with the Allied Dance Association.

I am coached by
  • Keith Morris former World Cabaret Challenge winner, and North East of England Professional Ballroom and Latin Championship.
  • David Hogg -UKA Ltd Council of Management
Still Studying
This year I am studying to become a Licentiate in Classical Sequenceand Next year I hope to take my Fellow in freestyle and Licentiate in Club Dance Salsa.



Soon after I opened Dance Steps (now know as JLC) in Southport and in 1996 I qualified Dance Teacher with the United Kingdom Alliance.

After a number of years running Dance Steps the school was moved to Central Dance Studios in Southport and became known as JLC Dance.

In 2004 I became a Ballroom Fellow with the UKA and in 2005 a Latin American Fellow and later that year  I was asked to be an Examiner with the UKA in Ballroom (Latin) & Theatre.

Today I am a

Fellow of the in Ballroom and Latin American,
Licentiate in Freestyle.
Requested in Street, Cheer, Swing, Oriental and Rock 'n' Roll 
Fellow Ballroom and Latin American,
Licentiate in Freestyle
Associate in Street, Cheer and Rock 'n' Roll
British Dance Council Adjudicator in 
Latin American, Rock 'n' Roll, Freestyle, Street, Ballroom


Work over the last 30 years work has included teaching and choreographing in schools, gyms, and colleges, including Lancaster University and Rossell School, as well as individual tuition both freelance and as part of both the “JLC Dance Ltd” team ” , TV work and a spell as a performance artist in the Tate, and over the years coaching couples from France, Germany and China for competition work.

Work has included

Latin American Dancer on “Swirl” instillation for Brazilian Artist, “Vilenska Soules”

Latin American and Tango Coach and Lecturer at the Tate Northern.
Latin American and Flamenco Coach for Wise Moves.
Ballroom and Latin American Coach Lancashire University.
Ballroom and Latin American Coach Tower Ballroom Blackpool
Oriental Dance and Latin Fitness Coach for Preston Council

Private Latin American Coach  Rossel School

Dance is for all

I am deaf having lost my hearing as a young adult and these days I wears two BAHA’s to help me hear, I am also a very good lip reader, and later this year am hoping to have a hearing dog, if you have any disability I will be there to help just ask. Dance is for all.

British Dance Council Championship Adjudicator
in Standard Ballroom, Latin American, Street, Freestyle, Rock ‘n’ Roll  (No 425)
UKA Examiner
Ballroom (Latin) & Theatre
Latin American Dance Qualifications
Fellow Latin American UKA
Fellow Latin American  IDTA
Registered Coach American Smooth & Rhythm UKA
Registered Coach Argentine Tango UKA
Latin Dance Fitness Qualifications
Zumba Fitness Instructor Basic,
Zumba Fitness Instructor Core, Gluts & Burst,
Zumba Fitness Instructor Indian, Caribbean & Brazilian,
Zumba Plate Instructor
Ballroom Dance Qualifications
Associate Ballroom ADA
Fellow Ballroom UKA
Fellow Ballroom IDTA
Freestyle Dance Qualifications
Licentiate Freestyle Disco IDTA
Licentiate Freestyle Disco UKA
Associate Street Dance IDTA
Registered Street & Hip Hop Dance UKA
Associate Cheer-leading IDTA
Registered Cheer Dance UKA
Jive  Dance Qualifications
Associate Rock ‘n’ Roll IDTA
Registered Coach Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance UKA
Registered Coach Swing Dance UKA
Club Dance Qualifications
Registered Coach Oriental Dance UKA
Belly Dance College Certified Instructor Diploma
Fitness Qualifications
E.C.Dip.(Pilates Trainer Professional Diploma)
CPD in Dance & Teaching
OU Dance Skills – Level 2
UKA Basic Anatomy for Dance
What is Bio Mechanics- Dance Knowledge
Weight loss Coach
UK Anti-Doping Accredited Adviser 2018
UK Anti-Doping Clean Coach 2018
First Aid- Level 2 Emergency 2015
First Aid- Level 3 Paediatric 2015
Teaching Awareness Certificates
Let’s Respect an introduction to Dementia – Blackpool Council
Sports for all Disability Inclusion Training
NYSCB & CYSCB Safeguarding Basic
Child Awareness Protection – United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dance
Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness 2018 -Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board
Safeguarding level 1 2018 – Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board
Safeguarding Adults at Risk 2018
Equality and Unconscious Bias 2018 – British Dance Council
Inspiring positive behaviour in sport Sports UK
OU Three principles of a coaching approach Level 1
OU LETS: A community development Level 1
OU Working with young people in sport & exercise Level 2
Dance Associations Memberships 
United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dance
International Dance Teachers Association
Ballroom Dancers Federation International
National Dance Teachers Association,
British Ballroom Dancers Federation
Protecting Sport Dance Promoters Association
Insurance etc….
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