Janet Lee Chapman

Janet Lee Chapman F&EUKA, FIDTA
Principal & Director of JLC DANCE Ltd
Celebrating 30 years as a dance teacher in 2019
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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) qualifying as a dance teacher in 1989 with the Allied Dance Association, since then I have studied Classical Sequence with Mr David Bullen, Salsa with Mr Phil Kaila ( former World Salsa Dance champion) Ballroom and Latin with Mr Keith Morris former World Cabaret Challenge Winner.

Still Studying
This year I am studying to become a Licentiate in Line Dance
and Next year I hope to take my Fellow in freestyle
Blue light 2017

In 1992 I took over Dance Steps in Southport  (now know as JLC)  and in 1996 I qualified Dance Teacher with the United Kingdom Alliance.

Keith and me 1996 “Swirl” Rumba show

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 2000.

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, and in 2009 a Fellow with the IDTA

Today I am a

Fellow of the in Ballroom and Latin American,
Licentiate in Freestyle.
Licentiate in Classical Sequence
Requested coach in Street, Cheer, Swing, Argentine Tango, 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 
Competitions and Championships Latin American, Ballroom, Classical Sequence, Freestyle, 
Competitions Rock 'n' Roll,

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.

Enid, Len, Anton and me 2016

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

David and me 1994 GPTD Team Match Coaches Trophy
Janet came runner up in the Dance Today Dance Teacher of the Year 2017 Awards

I am deaf having lost my hearing as a young adult and these days I wears two BAHA’s to help me hear,

With them in I can hear normally and I am also a very good lip reader, so there is no need to shout or talk with over emphasised facial expressions

If you have any disability I will be there to help just ask. Dance is for all.

see my JLC Inclusive web page for more info

Ann, Brian, me and Rutger 2015
British Dance Council Championship Adjudicator
in Standard Ballroom, Latin American, Sequence, Freestyle, Rock ‘n’ Roll  (No 453)
UKA Examiner
Ballroom (Latin) & Theatre 2005
Latin American Dance Qualifications
Fellow Latin American UKA 2005
Fellow Latin American  IDTA 2009
Licentiate Club Latin (Salsa) UKA 2019
Registered Coach American Smooth & Rhythm UKA
Registered Coach Argentine Tango UKA 2010
Latin Dance Fitness Qualifications
Zumba Fitness Instructor Basic, 2010
Zumba Fitness Instructor Core, Gluts & Burst, 2012-3
Zumba Fitness Instructor Indian, Caribbean & Brazilian, 2015
Zumba Plate Instructor 2016
Ballroom Dance Qualifications
Associate Ballroom ADA 1989
Fellow Ballroom UKA 2004
Fellow Ballroom IDTA 2009
Freestyle Dance Qualifications
Licentiate Freestyle Disco IDTA 2009
Licentiate Freestyle Disco UKA 1996
Associate Street Dance IDTA 1996
Registered Street & Hip Hop Dance UKA
Associate Cheer-leading IDTA 2009
Registered Cheer Dance UKA
Sequence Qualifications
Licentiate Classical Sequence UKA 2018
Jive  Dance Qualifications
Associate Rock ‘n’ Roll IDTA 2009
Registered Coach Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance UKA
Registered Coach Swing Dance UKA 2018
Oriental Qualifications
Registered Coach Oriental Dance UKA
Belly Dance College Certified Instructor Diploma 2018
Fitness Qualifications
E.C.Dip.(Pilates Trainer Professional Diploma) 2016
CPD in Dance & Teaching
OU Dance Skills – Level 2  – 2017
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 3 Emergency 2018
Teaching Awareness Certificates
Let’s Respect an introduction to Dementia – Blackpool Council 2016
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  -Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board 2018
Safeguarding level 1 – Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board 2018
Safeguarding Adults at Risk 2018
Equality and Unconscious Bias – British Dance Council 2018
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…..DBS checked No 00157634182