Holiday of a life time

Janet has been filming with Len Goodman and Anton Du Beke.
Did you see Holiday of a Life Time this month? It’s been so hard not to tell everyone over the last 10 months but last may we did some filming in the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens here in Blackpool, Below are some pictures of the day.

Len Goodman, Anton du Beck with Janet and Edith

Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman, he of the catch phrase ” Well i’ll pickle me walnuts” is the host of Holiday of a Life Time and each week invites celebrity guests to reminisce about one of their favourite childhood holiday location within the United Kingdom and Len also meets with local historians and residents to get an insight into how the places have changed over the decades .

The travel to Blackpool in a vintage coach, similar to the one Anton would have taken on the journey from Sevenoaks in 1981 for a dancing competition. The pair tuck into the food Anton loved from back in the day, take a ride on the vintage Blackpool trams, and visit the winter gardens, amusement arcades and of course the Tower.

Len’s comments on the show in Blackpool with Anton Du Beke and there choice of destination.
“Well, I would have preferred it if he’d chosen Sevenoaks because it’s only two miles up the road from me! [laughs] But of course as far as ballroom dancing is concerned, Blackpool is like Wimbledon is to tennis or Wembley is to football, so to go back and go up the tower it was terrific. We were trying to relive Anton’s first dance competition there in 1981 so we found a couple of ladies to dance with in the Winter Gardens!”

There  “couple of ladies” were my self and Enid Hodgson, I had a lovely time, as I’m sure Enid did at the Winter Gardens and I got to dance with Anton and Enid with Len.


Project Sanya China

Project Sanya

From Blackpool to Sanya China

Sanya Xindi International Standard Latin Dance Art Centre’s

Blackpool twinned with Sanya China in September 2016 and a delegation from Sanya Xindi International Standard Latin Dance Art Centre’s visited Blackpool in May 2017, During this visit they had a meeting with Janet Lee Chapman Director of JLC Dance International Ltd at JLC Dance Ltd Spen House.



Janet Coaches Dancers from  Sanya Xindi International Standard Latin Dance Art Centre


Janet’s beautiful present from

Sanya Xindi International Standard Latin Dance Art Centre




May 2017

A delegation from Sanya Xindi International Standard Latin Dance Art Centre’s visits  JLC Dance Academy Spen House.



JLC Dance International Ltd is introduced to

Sanya Xindi International Standard Latin Dance Art Centre’s


Blackpool twinned with Sanya China (September 2016)



Where is Sanya?

It is  6,065 miles from Sanya to Blackpool


Sanya is on the Southern coast of the Island of Hainan It is renowned for its tropical climate and has emerged as one of China’s popular tourist destinations.

Blackpool is on the west cost of the UK  It rose to prominence as a major centre of tourism in England when a railway was built in the 1840s connecting it to the industrialised regions of Northern England.



Sanya enjoys nearly 300 days of sunlight every year, which is the longest in China, and thus dubbed “the Sun City.”

Blackpool has, like all of the UK, a temperate maritime climate Thus the same cool summer, frequent overcast skies, and small annual temperature range is typical.



Sanya has a population of around 685,000 inhabitants living in an area of 740 square miles.

Blackpool has a population of around 142,065 inhabitants living in an area of 13.4 square miles.



Sanya is home to the largest gold and jade Buddha statue, Nan Shan “Gold and Jade Bodhisattva Guanyin”, in the world.

Blackpool is home to the world’s largest mirror ball situated on the promenade of Blackpool’s South Shore






Next Workshop with Keith Morris

Janet’s Mentor and friend is Mr Keith Morris of Debonaires Dance Club in St Helen’s
Keith has been a self employed dance teacher since 1982.
World Cabaret Challenge Winner and Life Member and Fellow and Examiner for UKA.

Next workshop


Keith and Janet are working on the Sanya Project together watch this space


Keith has been a qualified dance teacher since  approximately 1978. He is now a Fellow and Examiner of the United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dancing. In 2017 he was awarded Life Membership for services to the Alliance and Dance

During his time as a professional he has travelled to many countries demonstrating, teaching, judging and lecturing.  You may regonise Keith has also been involved in TV and Films as a performer and choreographer the latest being ITV’s The Halcyon.

Keith is a former World Cabaret Challenge Winner dancing acrobatic rock and roll.  He has also achieved many other successes including:

Finalist in the Open United Kingdom Profesional 10 Dance Championships
Finalist in the United Kingdom Closed  Profesional Ballroom and Latin Championships
Semi Finalist in the British Professional National Ballroom and Latin Championships
Winner of the North East of England Ballroom & Latin Championships
Nominee for the Le Classique de Danse Award .