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Dave and I began teaching people to dance in 1996, but started in exactly the same way as our pupils by going to weekly dance lessons. Beginning with Rock 'n' Roll under the expert tuition of Bill Heron in the early nineties, we soon found we enjoyed the whole dance scene so much that we wanted to learn other styles, and went on to take regular lessons in Argentine Tango, Ballroom & Latin, and go to as many workshops and tasters as we could in other dances such as Lindy Hop & Salsa.
We were asked to take over running, and teaching at, a Rock 'n' Roll club in Hayes in 1997, and later that year Bill Heron invited us to go into partnership with him, hence BJ's was formed. A long and happy association saw BJ's running Jive, Latin and Ballroom classes in Maidenhead, Bracknell, Reading and Sherfield, as well as many one-
In the summer of 2009 we decided to give the classes a makeover -
Sadly I lost both my lovely husband and my expert dancing & teaching partner in October 2010 when Dave died suddenly after a very short illness, but there are so many happy dancing memories for not only myself, but for the many, many people that have learnt to dance with us since 1996.
In June 2013 I qualified as a Certified FitSteps Instructor, adding another dance dimension to the established classes, and I really enjoyed being one of the ‘pioneer’ instructors in this fabulous programme. I am now developing new crossover moves and extra dance content from the Ballroom & Latin world for my Strictly Dancercise classes.
I hope learning to dance will give you as much pleasure as it's given us over the years -