Janet Lee Chapman Director

Janet Lee Chapman   F&EUKA, FIDTA

Janet started dancing at 2yrs old with Tap and Ballet and by 6 yrs old Ballroom and Latin at the famous Redmond’s School of Dance, She dance and competed till she was 18. After a few years working as a nurse and returned to dance and studied Ballroom and Latin coaching with the acclaimed Eric Lashbrooke qualifying in 1989 as a Ballroom coach and 1996 as a Latin coach. Work has included teaching and choreographing in schools, gyms,  colleges,  including Lancaster University and individual tuition both freelance and as part of both the “JLC Dance Ltd” team and “JLC Dance International” , TV work and a spell as a performance artist in the Tate.

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As well as running  the dance company “JLC Dance International Ltd” Janet is principal of “JLC Dance Ltd” a Dance Academy in Blackpool.



Janet came runner up in the
Dance Today Dance Teacher of the Year 2017 Awards



Janet’s Qualifications

  • Ballroom & Theatre Examiner UKA 2005

Ballroom & Latin Teachers Qualifications

  • Fellow  Ballroom IDTA 2009
  • Fellow  Latin American IDTA 2009
  • Fellow  Ballroom UKA 2004
  • Fellow  Latin American UKA 2005
  • Associate Ballroom ADA 1989
  • Registered Coach American Smooth & Rhythm UKA

Freestyle & Street Teaching Diplomas

  • Licentiate Freestyle Disco IDTA 2009
  • Associate  Street Dance IDTA 2009
  • Licentiate Freestyle Disco UKA
  • Registered Coach  Street Dance UKA

Rock ‘n Roll Teaching Diplomas

  • Associate Rock ‘n’ Roll IDTA 2009
  • Registered Coach Rock ‘n’ Roll UKA

Cheer-leading Teaching Diplomas

  • Associate Cheer-leading IDTA 2009
  • Registered Coach Cheer-leading UKA

Argentine Tango Teaching Diplomas

  • Registered Coach Argentine Tango UKA 2010
  • Instructors Course Argentine Tango UKA 2017
  • Intermediate Course Argentine Tango UKA 2017

Club Style Teaching Diplomas

Teaching Diplomas 

  • Registered Coach Oriental Dance UKA
  • E.C.Dip.(Pilates Trainer Professional Diploma) 2016
  • M.L.P.Dip. (Certified Personal Trainer ) 2016
  • Weight loss Coach 2017

Zumba Fitness Instructor

  • Basic, 2010
  • Core,
  • Glutes,
  • Burst,
  • Indian,
  • Caribbean,
  • Brazilian,
  • Zumba Plate

MMEL Instructor

  • Little Bear Feet,
  • Melody Movement,
  • Milligan Movement
  • Tip Tap Toe & Groovey movers
  • First Ballet,
  • Foundation Ballet,
  • Junior Ballet & Jewell Ballet)

The Open University

  • Three principles of a coaching approach Level 1 2017
  • LETS: A community development Level 1 2017
  • Working with young people in sport & exercise Level 2 2017
  • Dance Skills – Level 2 2017


  • Inspiring positive behaviour in sport
UKAD Respecting sport
  • UK Anti-Doping Accredited Adviser 2016
Inclusion Training 
  • NYSCB & CYSCB Online Safeguarding Basic
  • Let’s Respect an introduction to Dementia 2016
  • Sports for all Disability Inclusion Training
  • UKA Child Awareness Protection
Dance Knowledge Courses
  • What is bio mechanics 2016
  • Basic Anatomy for dance 2017

First Aid courses

  • First Aid- Level 2 Emergency 2015
  • First Aid- Level 3 Paediatric 2015

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
  • Zumba.com
  • Melody Movement Early Learning
  • SportscoachUK
  • UKAD Protecting Sport
  • Dance Promoters Association
  • People Dancing the foundation for community dance

Insurance etc….

  • DBS checked No 001576341823
  • Insurance- People Dancing the foundation for community dance

Janet is deaf having started to lose her hearing as a young adult she became completely deaf in her 30’s and these days she wears two BAHA’s to help her hear,  she is also a very good lip reader, if you have any disability she will be there to help just ask. Dance is for all.


Other Staff

Beverley Hunt

Classroom assistant Beverley has been with JLC Dance since 2015

Beverley is from Swindon and started dancing Tap and Classical and Modern sequence as a child, she also studied gymnastics  and ice skating and is a qualified trampoline coach.

As a member of the Old Time Dance Society, and a member of the Blackpool Tower Ballroom Committee you will find she is up to date with the latest Classical and Modern Sequence dances as well as the old favourites, and you will often find her dancing in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom with them and her son making the 4th generation of the family to dance at the tower.

Work has included helping in Dance Schools, and on Dance Holidays both freelance and as part of the JLC Dance team and you may have seen her on various TV Programs.

Beverley is a student teacher training to be a Classical Sequence Dance Teacher at JLC Dance, Spen House Blackpool and is the face of the social part of Blackpool Dance Holidays (part of JLC Dance Ltd) running social dancers.

Studying for Associate UKA Classical Sequence

Attendance Courses
Let’s Respect and introduction to Dementia
Association Memberships
The Old Time Dance Society
The Ballroom Dancers Federation & BDFI