Your Thursday night Organist Chris Hopkins
Chris started playing for Blackpool Dance Holidays right from the start of it’s conception a resident organist at The Blackpool Tower in 1995, you may of heard him play and danced to his music for many years as he has developed his own unique style and has become a firm favourite with the dancers there, so who better could we ask to get our Live Music Nights of the ground.
If you recognise Chris that probably because he has made numerous TV/ Radio appearance’s promoting The Blackpool Tower Ballroom, including Strictly Come Dancing and Britain’s Favourite View he also played [the Organ] at his beloved Manchester United for their foundation.
When he’s not at Norbreck Hotel, The Blackpool Tower or his numerous other dance venues, he can be found wandering the Lake District, or the Scottish Highlands where he is a keen Landscape photographer, or you might meet him on the Blackpool roads as he is a fully qualified Approved Driving Instructor, and taught many Blackpool residents and dancers to pass their driving tests.
Work has included teaching and choreographing in schools, gyms, colleges, including Lancaster University and individual tuition both freelance and as part of the JLC Dance team, TV work and a spell as a performance artist in the Tate.
Today Janet is a Fellow and Examiner of the UKA, a Fellow of the IDTA, a British Council Adjudicator and a UK Anti-Doping Accredited Adviser
Janet is deaf having started to lose her hearing as a young adult she became completely deaf in her 30’s and these days she wears two BAHA’s to help her hear normally, she is also a very good lip reader, if you have any disability she will be there to help just ask.Dance is for all
To find out more about Janet see her blog