Janet Lee Chapman

E&F UKA FIDTA British Dance Council Adjudicator

Principal & Director of JLC DANCE Ltd


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Private Courses Available @JLC Dance Studios

Social Ballroom and Latin Lessons 10 weeks £315 – learn the basics of four dances choose from Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Jive, Quickstep, Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Tango.

Bespoke Wedding Dance course – 10 weeks £315

Argentine Tango Lessons 10 weeks £315 – learn the difference between Driving and Stepping walks, understand Monologue, Salon and Valse.

Ballroom Competitive Coaching £35 per hour – Waltz, Quickstep, Slow Foxtrot, Tango and Viennese Waltz

Latin American Competitive Coaching £35 per hour – Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso doble and Jive,

Workshops available @JLC Dance Studios

notes available in these workshops

Latin American

The 9 Rumba or indeed Cha Cha Walks – Learn about the 9 walks in Cuban Style- Latin American Dancers £30 per 3/4 of an hour

The 9 Samba Rhythms – Learn about the 9 rhythms in the Latin American Dance Samba £30 per 3/4 of an hour

Standard Ballroom

The 4 Ballroom Walks – Learn about the 4 styles of Walk in Ballroom £30 per 3/4 of an hour

Understand CBM and CBMP– Learn about about body movement in Ballroom £30 per 3/4 of an hour .

To Sway or not to Sway – Understand when and were to sway in Ballroom £30 per 3/4 of an hour .

Floor Craft – How to travel around the floor with correct alignment in the Ballroom £30 per 3/4 of an hour .

Classical Sequence

Let’s Neaten it up – Learn the foot positions in Classical Sequence £30 per 3/4 of an hour .

Classical Sequence Waltz – In 3/4, 4/4, 2/4, 6/8 learn how to finish those sequence dancers properly £30 per 3/4 of an hour .

Book Janet for a workshop at your Venue

All above Workshops plus more are available at a cost of £50 per hour for group workshops if within 30 miles of Blackpool (further add 50p per mile once outside of 30 miles , if more than 4 hours travel is needed then please ask for date rates including overnight stays learn@jlcdance.co.uk)

Email to book times and dates then return her to pay

About me

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 at teaching level 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………………………………. 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. 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  and was asked to be an Examiner with the UKA in Ballroom (Latin) & Theatre, and in 2009 I became a Fellow with the IDTA in both Ballroom and Latin………………….. Continuing my studies in 2018 I became a Licentiate in Classical Sequence and in 2019 a Licentiate in Club Dance Salsa. ……………….. 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.

British Dance Council Championship Adjudicator in Standard Ballroom, Latin American, Sequence, Freestyle, Salsa, Rock ‘n’ Roll  (No 453)
DBS checked No 00157634182

Dance Qualifications

  • Licentiate Club Latin (Salsa) UKA 2019
  • Belly Dance College Certified Instructor Diploma 2018
  • Equality and Unconscious Bias – British Dance Council 2018
  • Registered Coach Swing Dance UKA 2018
  • Licentiate Classical Sequence UKA 2018
  • Open University Dance Skills – Level 2 – 2017
  • Registered Coach Argentine Tango UKA 2010 Updated 2017
  • What is Bio Mechanics- Dance Knowledge 2017
  • Fellow Latin American IDTA 2009
  • Fellow Ballroom IDTA 2009
  • Licentiate Freestyle Disco IDTA 2009
  • Associate Street Dance IDTA 2009
  • Associate Cheer-leading IDTA 2009
  • Associate Rock ‘n’ Roll IDTA 2009
  • Registered Coach Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance UKA 2007
    Registered Cheer Dance UKA 2007
  • UKA Basic Anatomy for Dance 2007
  • Registered Coach Oriental Dance UKA 2006
  • Examiner Ballroom & Theatre 2005
  • Fellow Latin American UKA 2005
  • Registered Coach American Smooth & Rhythm UKA 2005
  • Registered Street & Hip Hop Dance UKA 2005
  • Fellow Ballroom UKA 2004
  • Licentiate Ballroom UKA 1998
  • Licentiate Latin American UKA 2000
  • Licentiate Freestyle Disco UKA 1996
  • Associate Latin American UKA 1999
  • Associate Ballroom ADA 1989

Education Qualifications

  • Early Years Foundation Stage Teaching Level Two
  • Teaching Assistant Level Three
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language Level Two / Three Foundation/Professional
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language Level 4 working towards
  • British Sign Language Level One / Two
  • British Sign Language Level 3 – working towards
  • EDI Level 2 NVQ in Business And Administration
  • HE in Humanities and Teaching 2004

Coaching and Fitness Qualifications

  • UK Anti-Doping Accredited Adviser 2018-2020
  • UK Anti-Doping Clean Coach 2018
  • E.C.Dip.(Pilates Trainer Professional Diploma) 2016
  • Zumba Plate Instructor 2016
  • Zumba Fitness Instructor Indian, Caribbean & Brazilian, 2015
  • Zumba Fitness Instructor Core, Gluts & Burst, 2012-3
  • Zumba Fitness Instructor Basic, 2010
  • Sports for all Disability Inclusion Training 2010
  • Inspiring positive behaviour in sport Sports UK – UK Coaching – 2017
  • Open University LETS: A community development Level 1 – 2017
  • Open University Three principles of a coaching approach Level 1 – 2017
  • Open Uni Working with young people in sport & exercise Level 2 – 2017
  • Weight loss Coach- off course 2016

Safeguarding Qualifications

  • First Aid- Level 3 Emergency 2018
  • Safeguarding level 1 – Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board 2018
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk 2018
  • Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness -Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board 2018
  • Let’s Respect an introduction to Dementia – Blackpool Council 2016
  • NYSCB & CYSCB Safeguarding Basic 216
  • Child Awareness Protection – UKA 2003

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


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 Fleetwood.


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