Hi, thanks for dropping by! I am an experienced, enthusiastic and fully qualified teacher of Ballroom and Latin American dancing with the I.D.T.A. (International Dance Teachers’ Association). After teaching Gymnastics for many years, I took up Ballroom dancing at my friend’s mum’s encouragement so that there were enough men for her class to run. A few years later it was suggested to me that I train to qualify as a dance teacher.
I now teach Ballroom, Latin American and Argentine Tango dance classes, dance-fitness classes and sequence dancing.
During the day I go into residential care homes and day centres to dance & sing with the residents, both with mobility and in wheelchairs, as well as teaching and dancing with some of the staff to entertain those who wish to watch and listen to the music. We dance to Ballroom, Latin and 40’s, 50’s, 60’s & 70’s music. Its always fun, relaxing, non-threatening & a good form of exercise and mental stimulation!
I also run dance parties with instruction for Hen Dos and choreograph 1st dances for Weddings and Civil Partnerships ceremonies.
Simon provides a great way of dancing for the residents at Kingsmere every Friday. Not only does he dance with them, he also connects with them on a personal basis to allow residents to feel at ease and comfortable. He is a real asset and residents look forward to dancing with him every week. I would definitely recommend Best Foot Forward!
Kingsmere retirement home
Simon has a lot of fans in Sherwood Grange. His sessions give happiness to our residents. Residents here talk about Simon’s dance sessions, and it is something they really look forward to. His sessions are the best reason for the residents to come out from their room!
Atsuko Fujisawa Sherwood Grange Care UK
Simon has been visiting us at Coombe Hill Manor for 7 months now, and we cannot begin to tell you what a difference he has made to our residents!
His dance classes have gathered such momentum that our residents ask repeatedly when he is coming and by the time he arrives they are all patiently waiting!
Simon works in a very caring and patient way, encouraging residents to dance that haven’t danced in years! It is a joy to see our residents recalling their dance hall days, and so heartwarming to see their smiles!
I would highly recommend Simon’s dance classes! I had never danced before (even in my childhood) and am not particularly fit either….not to mention having little co-ordination!! So I started somewhat nervously! Simon put us all at ease with his confidence and easy manner. And here I am a couple of terms later able to waltz ( pretty much), I love the Argentine Tango, even beginning to get the hang of some of the trickier dances… Simon is patient and affirming….which is just what I needed! So much fun too!
We’d spent years watching Strictly and wishing that we could get around the dance floor without embarrassment. So two years ago we joined Simon’s Ballroom & Latin Dance Classes. Simon demonstrates the dances by breaking them down into sections. He allows us time to practise until we feel comfortable before moving on to the next section. His teaching is clear and relaxed but most of all it is fun! Although we still have plenty to learn, we now feel happy to dance socially at local monthly dances – and Simon comes too!
— Paul & Judith
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