Current Rules for Private Lessons

John, Linda, Michael & Nika are available for competitive coaching in both Ballroom & Latin American dancesport.

The Surrey Hills Dance Centre is well respected both in the UK and internationally for the coaching it provides to all standards of competitors of all ages from Juvenile to Senior.

We have coached Juvenile (under 12 years) Ballroom and Latin American champions within the UK, Junior (12-16 years) Ballroom & Latin American champions within the UK and England's representatives in world championships. In the adult ranks, we have coached a number of top international couples, including winners of the 2013 World Youth Ballroom championship, 2014 British Open Youth Ballroom championship, and other major world events.

We attend most major UK and international events, and John is on-hand to provide round-by-round support for all couples he coaches.

Competitors lessons are usually on Saturdays and Sundays, daytime, with a small number of daytime and late evening slots available weekdays.

Open Circuit Competitions
We support the open circuit - competitors dancing on the open circuit come from across the country and abroad. The competitions at an event are specific to an age-group and sometimes also standard.


We also support international and major national "teacher / pupil" open circuit competitions.

There are dress codes and choreographic rules for Juveniles (Under 12 years).

Open circuit competitors represent themselves not any specific dance school and are at liberty to get training where they wish.

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Website Structure

Home (including contact details)

  - Online Lessons (Details of how to arrange and access online tuition)

      - Printable Version (PDF file of the content of the Online Lessons page)

  - About Us (Details of teachers within Surrey Hills Dance Centre)

  - Locations (Details of main locations plus facilities & links to maps)

  - Calendar (Approx 3 month ahead Calendar - doc)

  - Dancesport Links (Links to dance industry suppliers, organisations etc.)

  - Dorking Links (About Dorking)

  - Partners Wanted (People associated with SHDC looking for dance partners)

Website Structure

Classes (Details of classes and outline schedule, including prices)

  - Classes in current / coming 1/2 term (Doc)

Private Lessons (Details of Private Lessons)

  - John's Lessons (Available slots with John up to 2 months ahead)

Wedding 1st Dance (Details)

Practices (Details of social and competitors practices)

Competitive Coaching (Details of Competitive Coaching

  - John's Lessons (Available slots with John up to 2 months ahead)

Events, News, Archive (Details of current News and Events)

  - Archive (a compendium of information, pictures and videos)

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

Surrey Hills Dance Centre will endeavour to be fully compliant with GDPR. Personal data held will be that given to SHDC through e-mail, phone or other media. It will be retained in one or more of the following media: mobile phone, home desktop computer and paper. Its usage will be entirely for contact between SHDC and the person concerned. The only 3rd party who will receive any data will be the ISTD in conjunction with registration for and attendance of Medal Tests. SHDC will provide a copy of all data held within 40 days of a written request. During the Covid-19 crisis, Zoom (or other video conferencing applications) may be used to record online classes. Recordings will be stored securely on Dropbox. Access to classes and recordings will be restricted to registered pupils of SHDC.