Chris Hopkins

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.

Janet Lee Chapman

Your morning teacher Janet Lee Chapman
Founder & Director JLC Dance International Ltd
Founder and Co Director of of JLC Dance Ltd
Founder & Director Butterflies Ltd
Janet started dancing at 2 yrs old with Tap and Ballet and by 6 yrs old Ballroom and Latin at the famous Redmond’s School of Dance, She dance and competed till she was 18.  After a few years working as a nurse and returned to dance and studied Ballroom and Latin coaching with the acclaimed Eric Lashbrooke qualifying in 1989 as a Ballroom coach and 1996 as a Latin coach.

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

She was awarded runner up place in the Dance Today Dance Teacher of the Year 2017 Awards

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 

Beverley Hunt

Your Dance Host Beverley Hunt started Blackpool Dance Holidays in 2016
Beverley is from Swindon and started dancing Tap and Classical and Modern sequence as a child, she also studied gymnastics  and ice skating and is a qualified trampoline coach.
As a member of the Old Time Dance Society, and a member of the Blackpool Tower Ballroom Committee you will find she is up to date with the latest Classical and Modern Sequence dances as well as the old favourites, and you will often find her dancing in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom with them and her son making the 4th generation of the family to dance at the tower.
Work has included helping in Dance Schools, and on Dance Holidays both freelance and as part of the Butterflies Dance team and you may have seen her on various TV Programs.
Beverley as well as running Blackpool Dance Holidays is a Activity Coordinator at Butterflies dance and is a Student Teacher training to be a Sequence Dance Teacher at JLC Dance Ltd.

Studying for Associate UKA Classical Sequence

Attendance Courses
Let’s Respect and introduction to Dementia
Association Memberships
The Old Time Dance Society
The Ballroom Dancers Federation & BDFI