Roswitha is a dance teacher, coach and choreographer, originally from Vienna, Austria. She has a Master degree in Psychology from the University of Vienna, and is a Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) where she was involved in research about inclusive dance syllabus and has published in the ISTD magazine. Roswitha has more than 25 years of teaching and choreographing experience (14 years of that in Vienna), and is known for her contagious enthusiasm for dancing and for her musicality.
Her deep knowledge of dance technique, body, mind and movement informs her creative and fun-focused teaching approach and her endless search for new ways of teaching. She is very successful with making people dance and enjoy within a short period of time, with developing choreography adapted to each Wedding Couple, with improving the technique of dancers on any level, from Beginners to medallists to competitors, and with making dancing more inclusive for all abilities or ages, also for people with any kind of physical or mental restrictions or disabilities or simply older age. She prepares dancers for professional exams in Ballroom and Latin with the ISTD.
Roswitha was in 2011 the European Champion in Latin American Dances, Women Seniors. She was recently involved in a research project of the ISTD in about adapting the dance syllabus and the teaching to make it more accessible for disabled young dancers. She is teaching 'Partnering in Social Dance' at the London Studio Centre (in the module 'Foundations of Dance', part of the Course 'BA (Hons) Theatre Dance' for Ballet, Musical Theatre, Jazz Theatre Dance, Contemporary Dance). She is head of the organising team of the Vienna Dance Contest, an international dance competition in Austria. She was also one of the founding members and a former Co-president of the ESSDA (European Same-Sex Dance Association) and the choreographer of a show dance group in Vienna, Austria.
Ilias was born in Greece and has achieved a BSc Degree in Physical Education. He has been dancing Ballroom, Latin American and other forms of dancing for more than 25 years. He started his teaching career more than 20 years ago and is qualified with the IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association). In 2003 he was awarded a scholarship from the IDTA, for his remarkable success in the professional Ballroom exams.
Ilias who is able to teach Greek Dances as well, enjoys passing his knowledge to his students and see them happier at the end of the class.
Charles Chan is a dance teacher and DJ in Latin and Ballroom dances; as well as a Licentiate member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.
Born in Hong Kong, Charles moved to London as a teenager and for many years had a successful career as a dental surgeon. During this time he discovered Ballroom and Latin Dancing – a hobby which soon turned into a passion, eventually leading him to pursue a professional career in dance.
Since then he has built up a budding profile as a teacher of students from social dancers to medallists; as well as a DJ and compère for social events and dance competitions.
Charles is a member of the teaching/organising team of the long running dance club The Pink Jukebox and part of the organising team of the international dance competition, The Pink Jukebox Trophy. He performs and competes regularly with the show-dance team The Pink Dancers.
Charles believes Latin and Ballroom Dancing is for everyone, at any age; it is a healthy, sociable pastime which is a lot of fun - and can even be life-changing.
Kevin started Ballroom and Latin American dancing at the age of 9 and competed regularly until he was 16. At college he discovered a love of contemporary dance and went on to study contemporary, ballet and Jazz dance at the Coventry Centre for Performing Arts, followed by The Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
Kevin had a varied early performing career dancing and singing throughout the north east of England, in nightclubs, social clubs, and holiday camps with several bands and dance performance groups.
In 2011, after a long break from dancing, Kevin rediscovered his love for Ballroom dancing and started taking classes again in London, just in time to audition for and then perform in the 2012 London Olympic opening and closing ceremonies.
Currently, as well as teaching, Kevin competes regularly, nationally and internationally in Ballroom, Latin and 10 Dance. He has a passion for all forms of social dancing and enjoys helping others discover a love of partner dancing.