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Supporting the intricate needs & aspirations of the very best competitors

The SSD Elite Squad are highly accomplished dancers who between them have a significant track record of success at the very highest levels of the international open dance circuit. These dancers compete many times each year in the UK and abroad with most attending all of the major events. Amongst the achievements of our Elite squad are multiple regional and national titles including countless final, semi & quarter final placings at the hardest, most prestigious competions in the UK and the World.

Couples within our Elite Squad have represented Great Britain as a part of the Juvenile and Junior Great Britain Team for the annual international Team Match between several countries that takes place during the famous Blackpool Junior Festival. SSD have had couples representing Team GB every year since 2017 and were also to be included for 2020, before the effect of Covid 19 lead to the event understandably being cancelled. We are hugely proud of all of our students whether beginners or champions, but the level of dedication required to excell and achieve at the very highest levels of national and international competitive dance is vast, but also hugely rewarding. With our exclusive training concepts linked to our additional services and a weekly, monthly, annual schedule deigned to support the Elite team, they continue to develop, improve and satisfy their own and our hunger for continued success. It is without doubt testament to the talent, skill, artistry dedication and commitment of all of these couples and of course their coach and mentor, Mrs Sarka Brock, that SSD continues to drive standards forwards for all competitors to aspire to be like. Amongst SSD's and our couples achievements are:

  • The 96th Blackpool Dance Festival Open to the World U21 Finalists - Blackpool, Winter Gardens

  • The 96th Blackpool Dance Festival Open to the World Amateur Rising Star Semi Finalists

  • British National Juvenile Champions & multiple Finalists - Blackpool, Winter Gardens

  • British National Junior Champions & multiple Finalists - Blackpool, Winter Gardens

  • British National U21 Semi Finalists - Blackpool, Winter Gardens

  • WDO World U19 Latin Finalists, Hilton Ageus Bowl, Southampton

  • WDO World U16 10 Dance Finalists, Italy

  • WDC World U16 Latin Semi-Finalists, Ireland

  • WDC World U16 Ballroom Quarter Finalists, Ireland

  • WDC World U16 Arthur Murray Latin Champions, Ireland

  • European Championships Semi Finalists & multiple Quarter Finalists, Blackpool, Winter Gardens

  • Inrernational Championships, Top 13 Junior Latin, Top 14 Juvenile Latin - Brentwood Int, Centre

  • Assen International Open multiple Quarter Finalists, Assen, Holland

  • German Open Semi Finalists - Manheim, Germany

  • Naples Open Finalists - Naples, Italy

  • Swedish Open Finalists - Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Brno Open Youth Top 16 - Brno, Czech Republic

  • Prague Open Youth Quarter Finalists - Prague, Czech Republic

  • UK Closed Champions & multiple Finalists - BIC Bournemouth

  • UK Closed Amateur 10 Dance Finalists - BIC Bournemouth

  • UK Closed Junior 10 Dance Vice Champions - BIC Bournemouth

  • UK Closed Juvenile 8 Dance Top 3 - BIC Bournemouth

  • Champions of Tomorrow multiple Champions & multiple finalists - Blackpool, Winter Gardens

  • All England multiple Champions & Finalists - Blackpool, Tower Ballroom

  • Stars of the Future multiple Champions & Finalists - Brentwood Int, Centre

  • Welsh Open Champions & multiple finalists - Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

  • BDF Star multiple Champions & Finalists - Birmingham

  • And many more....

Students develop at different speeds and based upon several key factors. They may also have different levels of aspiration as of course do those that may be responsible for supporting them. For some, they  may be entirely happy to dance just for fun or socially, for others they may enjoy additional exposure and opportunity and for those who's intentions are to become the very best, SSD created the Elite Squad. Not everyone can become a Champion and for many different reasons too, the world of competitive Ballroom Dancing is indeed demanding, as is the case with all major sports or artistic activities. All our students are equally important to SSD and the future of Dance in general.

It is of no surprise that SSD's primary objectives and aspirations are to always remain a highly competitive based Dance School and this is the direction of travel that our school has deliberately followed throughout the last 12 years, one whereby we encourage students to strive to be the best that they can be. By virtue of the fact that we have many excellent and highly talented students, this drives our own business model in a direction that is appropriate to both maintain and develop such further.

Today, SSD operate Elite Squad group  classes and practice sessions that are exclusively designed to provide the very best in opportunity for learning as well as to provide access to all of the additional services that are required to create future Champions in Ballroom & Latin American dancing. Our Elite Squad students train for many hours per week, are highly dedicated, passionate and determined individual's who have the total support and backing required to continually drive success. In return for this level of commitment, SSD provide a number of value-added benefits to compliment their competing couples, these include:

  • Meetings, personal development plans, targets, assessment

  • Attending & directly supporting all competition events in the UK & overseas where our students are present

  • Arranging bespoke workshop events featuring additional Professional Coaches

  • Providing a full 12-month competition, workshop & practice plan enabling students and parents to effectively manage their time

  • Complex and detailed weekly lectures during group sessions for Ballroom & Latin

  • Simple monthly payment plans to help manage costs and provide excellent value

  • Access to a regular program of private 1:1 tuition

  • Help advice, organisation and support with garment requirements & design

  • Help advice and provision of hair design and make-up

  • Help advice and support with non-dance related activity, this may include students who also participate in other programs such as work experience, DofE, other sports etc

  • Support for students education providing confirmatory letters for travel and any extended time away from their education settings

  • 7 days per week contact for all students and parents

  • Couples photography, Elite Squad members zone providing useful information including latest news and vital information

  • Partner search and social media management including raising couples public profiles

  • Exceptional facilities in which to train

  • Sensibly priced, personalised and stunning team tracksuits

  • And so much more...

Our Elite Squad environment is open to invited students only and those who have joined our Dance School from elsewhere who are already established competitors or provide new partnership potential to our students.


For our students, the Elite Squad is a place to call their home, where students come together to develop strong life-long bonds and friendship whilst working hard to achieve common and personal goals.


Be a part of the best, join our Elite team, develop your dancing, make new life-long friends.
Just ask us how...

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