Lissa James

dance teacher

Based in
Swansea, United Kingdom
Also teaches in South Wales

Rates: Different rates apply for different lessons so please contact me.

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I am a qualified Ballroom and Latin American Dance Teacher with the UKA. I danced as half of a couple with my twin brother and we won the British Latin American Championship, the Welsh Ballroom and Latin American Championships, The Duel of the Giants Exhibition and was a finalist (4th) in the World Latin American Championship. I have danced in various shows around the World.
I am now based in Swansea South Wales and can not only teach Ballroom and Latin American Dancing but I can personally choreograph the Bride and Groom a Wedding Dance in the comfort of their own homes. Other dances that I can provide are:
Hen Parties,
Father/Daughter dances,
Mother/Son dances,
Sweet Sixteen dances
Anniversary Dances
And many more!
I also teach children Ballroom and Latin American dance in schools, I teach one hour workshops where the children learn about the dances, countries in which they originated and hear the original music along with more modern music.
Apart from learning to dance we also have FUN!
If you wish me to run a dance class at your ocal school, community centre or church hall I will be plesed to speak to you.
I can also give private one to one lessons in my home or I can come to you.
Fully qualified to judge competitions to Championship level

Group Classes

GOWERTON classes added!

We have beginners classes in Ballroom and Latin American dancing. No experience and no partner needed. This class is for new starters and beginners. Class times are:

Introduction to Latin 7pm to 8pm
Introduction to Latin 8pm to 9pm
Mix, mingle and practice 9pm to 10pm

This venue is really lovely, with a great atmosphere and a bar onsite. Come and enjoy, have fun and meet new people. Ages 16+

It's a: 
Conservative Club Gowerton
Gowerton, Swansea, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Thursday night
£4 per person per class

Ballroom and Latin dance Class in Clydach

If you have wanted to learn to dance like the stars on Strictly Come Dancing, now you can!
This Class is in the Mond Function Suite in Clydach, Swansea every MONDAY! Learn Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha, Samba and all the dances from the TV programme.
The Bar is open, it is a relaxed, fun atmosphere, come along and give it a try!
Beginners are welcome to the 8pm class and you don't need a partner.
To enquire and register please call Lissa on 07816649949 and to discuss which class would be most suitable.

It's a: 
The Mond Function suite
Clydach, Swansea, West Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every MONDAY Jive Class 6pm to 7pm Quickstep Class 7pm to 8pm Introduction to Ballroom(Beginners) 8pm to 9pm
£4 per person

Neath Workingmens Club

Learn the fun Samba! Just imagine the Carnival and you have the Samba, it's a lot of fun and can be done singularly or with a partner - this class is FULL

Beginners Ballroom Class - you will learn the basic Waltz, Social Foxtrot and Quickstep, all th emost poular dances you will hear in any event. After just one lesson you will be able to get up and get around the dancefloor!

Bar is on site, lovely music and nice atmosphere and friendly people.
No partner required and no experience needed.
See you there! Please call Lissa on 07816649949 to register

It's a: 
Neath Workingmens CLub, Neath
Opposite Wilkinsons, West Glam, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Tuesday SAMBA at 7.30pm - 8.30pm, Beginners Ballroom 8.30pm-9.30pm
£4 per person

Christmas Dance Class

Looking for something different for Christmas? Office Party? Company Dance? Family Reunion? You name it anything where there will be a group of people!

Use me for that ice breaker, warm up, start to your party! I teach Ballroom and Latin American Dance and get people mixing with each other straight away! I cannot think of a better way for everyone to come together than to dance with each other. I will team you all up and keep switching throughout the lesson. Most importantly FUN is the word of the day!

Costs from £35 per hour depending on location and numbers. Please contact me for a quote.

It's a: 
I come to you!
Hall, South Wales, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
I can come to you at a pre arranged time
from £35 per hour

Team Building Workshop

I can come to your preferred place, a hall would be best, and teach your employees to Ballroom and Latin American Dance. They have to dance with each other, respect each others feelings, treat each other properly, one has to lead the other to follow, co operation between the couples in learning the steps are essential and a team spirit has to be adopted.

We make it a fun way to get on with each other and lessons can range from just one hour to a complete day. If you wish I can teach a weekly class for one hour a week, usually a 12 week package.

If you have a large company teams can be put together which enhances the team spirit even more and also encourages the competitive spirit.

Please contact me with details of numbers and location and I can quote.

It's a: 
Wherever you want it!
Hall, South Wales, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
I can come to you at any pre arranged time.
depending on location and numbers from £35 per hour.

School Dance Workshops

I teach workshops tailored for the age and experience of the children of your school.

Fitness is a big part of school and high on the governments agenda at the moment and not every child is interested in the conventional lesson of PE. What better way of getting fit and enjoying yourself at the same time in Ballroom Dancing. Studies show that childrens behaviour improves with Ballroom Dancing lessons because of the disciplined and structured nature. It also introduced girls and boys to interact with one another. We also have FUN!

A recent study at Roehampton University by Dr Jeanne Keay states that Dance clearly has the potential to make a huge impact on all childrens learning, helping pupils learn to move and move to learn.

Research also found that the introduction of dance into schools has the potential to positively affect social interaction within families and in local communities.

It's a: 
Your school!
, South Wales, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
I will come to your school and teach a one hour workshop to introduce your student to Ballroom and Latin American Dance.
School rate £35 per hour. (12 week course £420)


Dance Experience

I have been dancing since the age of seven! I danced with my twin brother starting with ballet and tap, then graduating onto Ballroom and Latin American.
We won many titles including the Welsh Ballroom and Latin American Championship British Latin American Championships, British Disco Championship, many overseas championships and travelled the World dancing shows in exhibition dancing.
I have many years of experience teaching all ages from children to AOP's! Whatever you want I will choreograph something that will suit you and your ability.
Fully qualified to teach and judge Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing to Championship level.

Jul 2009


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

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