Roswitha is originally from Vienna, Austria. She has a degree in Psychology from the University of Vienna, and is a Licentiate member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). Roswitha has more than 25 years of teaching experience (14 years of that in Vienna), and is known for her contagious enthusiasm for dancing.
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 improving the technique of dancers on any level and with making dancing more inclusive, also for people with any kind of physical or mental restrictions or disabilities or simply older age.
Roswitha was involved in a research project of the ISTD about adapting the dance syllabus and the teaching to make it more accessible for disabled young dancers. She is head of the organizing team of the Vienna Dance Contest, an international same-sex dance competition in Austria. She was also one of the founding member and former Co-president of the ESSDA (European Same-Sex Dance Association) and 2011 European Champion in Latin American Dances, Women Seniors.
Charles Chan is a dance teacher, choreographer and DJ in Latin and Ballroom; 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 a co-organiser of the international dance competition The Pink Jukebox Trophy. He performs and competes regularly with the showdance 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.