Meet some of the Team
Senior Ian & Victoria
Ian and Victoria apart from being two of the nicest and most supportive people one could meet are hugely experienced competitors on the senior circuit. They have achieved oustanding results in the UK and overseas since they started to dance together in 1991. Simply too many outstanding results to list over their career in all major World, European and UK events including of course Blackpool. Ian and Victoria are an asset to SSD Ltd and adored by all of the younger students for their fun and enthusiastic approach towards the team, life and that of Latin and Ballroom dancing.
Under 21 & Amateur Ethan & Isabella
WDO World U19 Latin Finalists and 8th place in U21 after just 3 weeks together, U21 Latin Winners at the Essex Super League a week later. A new and outstanding partnership formed in January 2020 just before the Covid 19 era became apparent and halted their competing prowess after just 3 events. Ethan is also an U21 UK Closed Latin Finalist, UK Closed Amateur 10 Dance Finalist, British National U21 Semi Finalist, European Championship Quarter Finalist, Assen Quarter Finalist. Isabella having just moved up from Juniors, is a 2019 British National Finalist and UK Closed Finalist in both Ballroom and Latin. Ethan & Isabella are 10 dancers, highly skilled and experienced competitors, proud sponsored ambassadors for Supadance International Limited, JF Dance, Rhinestones HQ, Iconic Tan Products.
Under 21 & Amateur Stephen & Katie
WDO World Qtr Finalists, a partnership formed in May 2019, Stephen is the longest serving student within SSD whom we have taught since the age of 7 and an outstanding showman! He is also an U21 British National Semi Finalist, U21 UK Closed Latin Semi Finalist, UK Closed Amateur 10 Dance Semi Finalist, Welsh Open Finalist, Stars of the Future Finalist, Champions of Tomorrow Semi Finalist. At the Start of 2020 Stephen & Katie were also BDF Star Championship Youth Latin Finalists. Katie having just moved up from Juniors, is a former Junior All Girls Champion and Finalist at many large events including winning Champions of Tomorrow and Vice Champion at Stars of the Future. Stephen and Katie are 10 dancers with a great furure ahead of them.
Under 21 & Amateur Gethin & Ruby
Gethin and Ruby started dancing together in November 2018. Now having just moved into the U21 category during the Covid-19 pandemic are ready to entertain and achieve in the adult ranks as they have done during their Junior career. Gethin and Ruby are the reigning British National Junior Latin Champions, 2019 & 2020 Team GB members and British National Junior Ballroom
Finalists. Having won many titles as Juniors including the UK Closed Championship also becoming Vice Champions in the UK Closed Junior 10 Dance event and also featuring as Blackpool Junior Festival Latin Finalists, WDC World Semi Finalists, WDC World Arthur Murray Cup Champions and top 13 at the International Championships. Gethin and Ruby are 10 dancers and Elite sponsors for DSI London. An outstanding young couple and excellent ambassadors for dance.
Under 21 & Amateur Cameron & Lola
Cameron and Lola have just moved into the adult category as a result of Cameron tunring 16 during the Covid 19 era and have enjoyed success as juniors both in the UK and abroad. A very talented young couple who have been regular finalists at regional competitions whilst also recording finals at the Welsh Open Championships, All England Semi Finalists at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool, BDF Star Championships top 9 and making the top 59 at the International Championships in Brentwood. Lola is the younger sister of Ruby Savage - a talented family indeed!
Under 21 & Amateur Mikey & Harley
Mikey and Harley are a tall, elegant couple who only recently chose to commit their time to focussing on Ballroom competitively, whilst still developing their Latin, but choosing not to compete in this discipline. Mikey is the great grandson of one of the most famous names in Ballroom, the late Peggy Spencer and has clearly used his 'genetic make-up' to go on to inspire his family with both his and Harley's development as Ballroom competitors. Both have recorded some excellent results including BDF Star Finalists, Semi Finalists at Champions of tomorrow and the All England Championship, Tower Ballroom, Blackpool. Still relatvely new to the U21 & Amateur open circuit categories they will no doubt go on to excel as Ballroom competitors.
Under 21 & Amateur Dan & Shannon
A partnership so new the paint is still drying! Formed during the Covid 19 era, Dan and Shannon joined together to form a young and exciting partnership who look forward to competing within the adult category. Dan has experienced competing amongst the very best couples at Blackpool during the British National Championships with his previous partner whilst also recording excellent results dancing solo at many key events including the UK Closed Championships whilst still a junior competitor. Shannon has extensive experience dancing both on the Pro-Am circuit and also as a successful solo competitor, we wish them well on their new journey together.
Junior Ollie & Sophie
When Ollie and Sophie joined together just before the Covid 19 pandemic took hold in the UK, it is without doubt that a tidle wave of enthusiasm was generated! Both are hugely talented, tall, powerful, elegant, sophisticated, mature beyond their years with a pedigree of past achievements to be proud of. Prior to their partnership forming, as dancers they had recorded between them, British National Finals, Winter Gardens, Blackpool, Top 24 at the WDC World U19 Ballroom Championship, Top 24 at the WDC World Junior Ballroom Championship, UK Closed Finalists, Champions of Tomorrow Finalists and many more. Since only having had the chance to attend 3 events together prior to Covid 19, they achieved finals in U16 and U21 dancing in Gothenburg, Sweden and won the Penine Trophy day. Watch this space folks...!
Junior Henry & Bethan
Having achieved so much including winnning Champions of Tomorrow and Vice Champions at Stars of the Future, as one of the UK's most successful All Girl partnership's along with Katie (now dancing with Stephen) it was of no surprise when Henry chose Bethan as his partner just prior to the Covid 19 Pandemic taking its grip. Henry is a seasoned Junior competitor having achieved some excellent results and now this physical, mature, tall and elegant couple will no doubt go on to achieve great results together as they continue to train and work hard in readiness for when competitions can resume in the UK and overseas. We wish them every success and are delighted to have them within the SSD Elite team.
Junior Marcus & Zonia
2020 Team GB members and British National Junior Latin Finalists. Having recorded outstanding results together since forming their partnership in February 2019 including many wins and major finals. Most notably: the WDC World Arthur Murray U14 Latin, Naples Open, Champions of Tomorrow, BDF Star Championship, Stars of the Future, UK Closed Championship, All England
Championships and many more in both the U14 and U16 categories. This hugely capable and talented partnership simply shone in the Junior ranks in both Latin and Ballroom gaining much respect for their ability and maturity beyond their years. At the time of writing, it is with great sadness that Marcus's partner Zonia has decided to hang her dance shoes up and focus on her future in education, where she is also very talented. We wish Zonia just the very best and now seek an experienced partner for Marcus to further his achivements, form a queue ladies!
Junior Nathan & Olivia
2019 Team GB members and double British National Juvenile Champions in Latin and Ballroom!! Having achieved one of the ultimate ambitions for any couple as juvenile competiors, Nathan and Olivia understandably have gone on to secure outstanding results in the Junior ranks also. UK Closed U14 Champions, Champions of Tomorrow U14 Champions, All England Championship U16 Latin
Finalists, Blackpool Junior Festival Juvenile Jive Semi Finalists, Welsh Open Juvenile Champions, Top 7 at the WDO World Junior 10 Dance U16 in Naples, Italy and many many more UK and International event titles and finals!!! Nathan and Olivia are destined for further great success and have been dancing together since April 2017. They are proud Elite sponsors for DSI London and International dance shoes.
Junior Mason & Emily
2019 Double British National Championship Finalists in both Ballroom & Latin just missing out on the 2020 Team GB due to their age. Mason and Emily are without doubt young rising stars in the Junior category having had an excellent juvenile career. Having achieved many finals as juveniles at key events includng the Welsh Open, Stars of the Future and many others, they are already semi finalists at the All England Championships and at Champions of tomorrow in the under 14 category when aged just 11 and 12! A delightful couple with great a personality on and off the floor and much loved by the SSD Team, we all look forward to their progress. Mason and Emily are both proud sponsors of Janus Fashion clothing.
Junior Fabian & Mia
Fabian and Mia are a new couple couple to the SSD Elite squad having joined the team just prior to the impact of Covid 19, but have danced together since September 2018 when they were juveniles. An experienced junior couple who benefit from strength through great physicality and an elegant look. Now working to develop their style and choreography in readiness for when competitions can resume they both are destined to achieve high standards and excellent results at all events. We are excited for their future together and both apart from being lovely students are also incredibly hard working and mature for their years. Both have gained significant experience competing on the open circuit including attending the 2019 British National Championships.
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