Stockport Dance Centre opened its doors in 2004, Founded by Paul Duffy (LUKAPTD) and Angela Caine (AUKAPTD).
Offering Ballroom & Latin classes, Kids classes, Weekly practice nights, Dancing Cinema nights, Social events away from school.
Paul began teaching Ballroom & Latin American Dancing in Cheshire in 1987 and has since taught all over the UK and in the late 1990's taught in New Mexico before moving to Dallas with Angela to take up roles as advanced teachers and trainers.
Paul is a Licentiate qualified teacher with the United Kingdom Alliance, a former British Dance Council and World Dance Council accredited International adjudicator and has trained under many great teachers such as Bob Dale, Derek Young and former UKA President Miss Ann Green. He currently adjudicates at Medallist and Supadance Competitions as well as teaching around the UK.
In the early days Paul danced with Bob Dales Greater Manchester Latin Formation Team before a knee injury ended his competitive ambitions.
Here at Stockport Dance Centre we have a stunning mirrored studio in Stockport where we invite all levels of dancers to take part in our very busy classes. Teaching Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango, Argentine Tango, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Swing/Jive, West Coast, Nightclub 2 step, Hustle, Merengue, Charleston, Paso Doble, Mambo and Bolero.
The curriculum consists of 6 week courses that concentrate on two dances. We initially aim to get you to a confident social dance level which would be ideal for busy floors on cruise holidays, dinner dances or any occasion where there is music played. We are happy to accept single dancers and couples onto our courses as we feel that there should be no barriers to anyone that wishes to learn. (2018 Compstall class needs a partner).
Moving through eventually to our more advanced classes where we begin to teach you the style and a greater level of technique to give that more professional look. Rise and fall in the Ballroom, Latin hip action, more detailed footwork etc etc. This is where you will also have the opportunity to begin taking medals if you so wish.
Beyond Intermediate level we teach private lessons where we really try and take you to that next level, aiming to put a slightly more competitive look to your dancing by introducing more advanced choreography suited to you, Shaping, more arm styling and more complex rythms. We also use private lessons for our wedding dance choreography.
We also cater for our younger dancers on Friday evenings with younger dancers 6-10 years at 5.30pm and upto 16 years at 6.30pm.