Janet Lee Chapman

Janet Lee Chapman F&EUKA, FIDTA
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I started dancing at 2 years old with Tap and Ballet and by 6 years old Ballroom and Latin at the famous Redmond’s School of Dance Crosby, and Freestyle at Millie’s ( Millington’s Dance School Bootle ). were I danced and competed till I was 18.


After a few years working as a nurse I returned to dance and studied Ballroom and Latin with the acclaimed Eric Lashbrooke qualifying as a Ballroom dance teacher in 1989 with the Allied Dance Association. Soon after I opened Dance Steps (now know as JLC) in Southport and in 1996 I qualified as a Latin coach with the United Kingdom Alliance and is a British Dance Council Adjudicator.

After a number of years running Dance Steps the school was moved to Central Dance Studios in Southport and became known as JLC Dance.

In 2004 I became a Ballroom Fellow with the UKA and a year later a Latin Fellow and Examiner and later that year was asked to be an Examiner with the UKA, today I am also a Fellow of the IDTA in both Ballroom and Latin, and a Licentiate in Freestyle with both the UKA and IDTA.


Work over the last 30 years has included teaching and choreographing in schools, gyms, and colleges, including Lancaster University and Rossell School, as well as individual tuition both freelance and as part of both the “JLC Dance Ltd” team ” , TV work and a spell as a performance artist in the Tate, and over the years coaching couple in from France and China for competition work.


Janet came runner up in the Dance Today Dance Teacher of the Year 2017 Awards







I am deaf having lost my hearing as a young adult and these days I wears two BAHA’s to help me hear, I am also a very good lip reader, and later this year am hoping to have a hearing dog, if you have any disability I will be there to help just ask. Dance is for all.


British Dance Council  Adjudicator in Standard Ballroom, Latin American, Street, Freestyle (No 425)
 Dance Coaching Qualifications
  • Examiner Ballroom & Theatre UKA
  • Fellow  Latin American IDTA & UKA
  • Fellow  Latin American UKA  & UKA
  • Associate Ballroom ADA
  • Licentiate Freestyle Disco IDTA &UKA
  • Associate Street Dance IDTA
  • Associate Rock ‘n’ Roll IDTA
  • Registered Coach Argentine Tango UKA
  • Associate Cheer-leading IDTA
  • Registered Coach American Smooth & Rhythm UKA
  • Registered Coach Oriental Dance UKA
  • MMEL Instructor Tip Tap Toe & Groovey movers
  • MMEL Instructor Melody Movement & Little Bear Feet,
  • MMEL Instructor First, Foundation, & Junior Ballet
  • OU Dance Skills – Level 2
  • UKA Basic Anatomy for Dance
  • What is Bio Mechanics- Dance Knowledge

Dance Coaching Qualifications

  • E.C.Dip.(Pilates Trainer Professional Diploma)
  • Weight loss Coach
  • UK Anti-Doping Accredited Adviser 2018
  • UK Anti-Doping Clean Coach 2018
  • Zumba Fitness Instructor Basic,
  • Zumba Fitness Instructor Core, Glutes & Burst,
  • Zumba Fitness Instructor Indian, Caribbean & Brazilian,                                    
  • Zumba Plate Instructor
  • First Aid- Level 2 Emergency 2015
  • First Aid- Level 3 Paediatric 2015
Awareness Certificates
  • Let’s Respect an introduction to Dementia – Blackpool Council
  • Sports for all Disability Inclusion Training
  • NYSCB & CYSCB Safeguarding Basic
  • Child Awareness Protection – United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dance
  • Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness 2018 -Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board
  • Safeguarding level 1 2018 – Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk 2018
  • Equality and Unconscious Bias 2018 – British Dance Council
  • Inspiring positive behaviour in sport Sports UK
  • OU Three principles of a coaching approach Level 1
  • OU LETS: A community development Level 1
  • OU Working with young people in sport & exercise Level 2
Associations memberships 
  • United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dance
  • International Dance Teachers Association
  • Ballroom Dancers Federation International
  • National Dance Teachers Association,
  • British Ballroom Dancers Federation
  • Zumba.com
  • Melody Movement Early Learning
  • Protecting Sport Dance Promoters Association
Insurance etc….
  • DBS checked No 00157634182