Janet Lee Chapman

E&F UKA FIDTA British Dance Council Adjudicator

Principal & Director of JLC DANCE Ltd
British Dance Council Championship Adjudicator in Standard Ballroom, Latin American, Sequence, Freestyle, Salsa, Rock ‘n’ Roll  (No 453)
DBS checked No 00157634182

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Janet’s philosophy “dance is for all, and if you put in the time and effort anyone can become a dancer.

For Janet, dancing has been a passion since her dad took her on the dance floor 50 years ago.

Janet 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 she danced and competed till I was 18.

After a few years working as a nurse, she 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 she has 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 she took over Dance Steps in Southport  (now know as JLC)  and in 1996 she qualified Dance Teacher with the United Kingdom Alliance.

In 2004 she 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.

2009 she became a Fellow with the IDTA in both Ballroom and Latin and has continuing her studies becoming a Licentiate in Classical Sequence and in Club Dance (Salsa) with the UKA.

A few facts about Janet

  • Partner – John
  • Born in – Liverpool
  • Favourite colour – Navy
  • Allergic to – Chocolate
  • Loves – fell walking
  • Deaf- Having lost her hearing as a young adult she wears two BAHA’s to help her hear………………… With them she can hear normally and is 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 she will be there to help just ask. Remember “Dance is for all”.

TV and Radio Appearances

  • BBC’s “Holiday of a Lifetime” with Len Goodmen and Anton Du Beck
  • BBC Radio Lancashire “Gilly lights up the coast”
  • BBC Ireland- “Beyond a Joke”
  • BBC Points of View
  • BBC News round
  • Channel 5 “Tim Marlows Art Show”
  • Channels 4 “Four in a Bed”
  • Japanese TV – “Holidays with Tram Journeys “

To succeed in the world of dance it is all about knowledge of your subject, practice and understanding the entertainment factor! Janet has had the privilege to know, work with, coach, or learn from the people below

  • Eric Lashbrooke Ex World Ballroom, Latin and show dance Champion
  • Keith Morris Ex World Masters rock ‘n’ Roll Champion
  • Andon Du Beck Strictly Star
  • Len Goodman Judge on Strictly and Dance with the Stars
  • Roy Walker Comedian
  • Dora Bryant Comedian

Dance Qualifications

  • Ballroom & Theatre UKA (Examiner)
  • Latin American IDTA (Fellow)
  • Latin American UKA (Fellow)
  • Standard Ballroom IDTA (Fellow)
  • Standard Ballroom UKA (Fellow)
  • Ballroom ADA (Associate)
  • Club Dance Salsa UKA (Licentiate)
  • Classical Sequence UKA (Licentiate)
  • Freestyle Disco IDTA (Licentiate)
  • Freestyle Disco UKA (Licentiate)
  • Street Dance IDTA (Associate )
  • Cheer-leading IDTA (Associate)
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll IDTA (Associate)
  • Swing Dance UKA (Registered Coach)
  • Argentine Tango UKA (Registered Coach)
  • American Smooth & Rhythm UKA (Registered Coach)
  • Oriental Dance UKA (Registered Coach)
  • Belly Dance College Certified Instructor Diploma
  • Bio Mechanics- Dance Knowledge
  • Dance Skills – OU:- (Level 2)
  • UKA Anatomy for Dance ( Basic level)

Education Qualifications

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Level 3 )
  • Early Years Foundation Stage Teaching (Level 2)
  • Teaching Assistant (Level 3)
  • British Sign Language Level 2 )
  • NVQ in Business And Administration (Level 2)
  • HE in Humanities and Teaching

Coaching and Fitness Qualifications

  • Personal Training and Fitness (Level 3)
  • Pilates Trainer (E.C.Dip. Professional Diploma)
  • Weight loss Coach (O.f. Dip)
  • Zumba Fitness Instructor Basic 1
  • Zumba in Circuit
  • Zumba Plate Instructor
  • Zumba Fitness Instructor Indian, Caribbean & Brazilian,
  • Zumba Fitness Instructor Core, Gluts & Burst,

Safeguarding Qualifications

  • Equality and Unconscious Bias – British Dance Council
  • First Aid- Level 3 Emergency
  • Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board (level 1)
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk
  • Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness
  • Let’s Respect an introduction to Dementia
  • NYSCB & CYSCB Safeguarding Basic
  • UKA Child Awareness Protection
  • Sports for all Disability Inclusion Training
  • Inspiring positive behaviour in sport Sports UK
  • Open University LETS: A community development (Level 1)
  • Open University Three principles of a coaching approach (Level 1)
  • Open Uni Working with young people in sport & exercise (Level 2)
  • UK Anti-Doping Accredited Adviser
  • UK Anti-Doping Clean Coach

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, Coach Tower Ballroom Blackpool, Latin American and Flamenco Coach for Wise Moves, Latin American and Tango Coach and Lecturer at the Tate Northern, as well coaching couples from France, Germany and China for competition work as well as individual tuition for medals and social dancing ……………..

Dance performances include Latin American Dancer and choreographer on the “Swirl” instillation for Brazilian Artist, “Vilenska Soules, TV work BBC, ITV, Chancel 4 & 5 , Japanese TV and and am currently working with the Blackpool council on the Museum project SHOW TOWN


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