The Team

Louise Sampson FISTD

Louise is a Fellow of the ISTD and UKA and holds a BDC Adjudicator Licences for Competitions and Championships in three Genres.
She is the principal of her school, ‘Rhythm & Dance’ based in the South of England, trainer at the ‘Euro Dance Centre’ in Cologne, Germany and ‘You Can Dance Studios’ in Melbourne, Australia.

She specialises in Standard Ballroom, Latin American and Classical Sequence, offering both private and group tuition to a wide age range. She promotes a positive atmosphere and encourages pupils’ participation in medal examinations and competition.

During her career, she has successfully trained new professionals in Ballroom and Classical Sequence. Her pupils enter both open and medallist competitions. Louise is proud to have trained ISTD Blackpool Finalists and Open Ranked Competitors across different age categories and genres.

In addition to teaching, Louise has successfully organised a variety of events at home and abroad including Dance Holidays, Seasonal Balls and Competitions.

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Heather Row AISTD

Heather started dancing at the age of five at the Whincroft School of Dancing and it was here she first teamed up with Louise. She completed the ISTD medal system through to the Alex Moore Award attaining 99% on every dance in each genre.

Heather turned professional at the age of 18 whilst training at the Judah and Curtis School of Dance in Bournemouth. She holds professional qualifications in Modern Ballroom and Latin American with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

Heather particularly enjoys working with the younger pupils within the school in both a class and private lesson environment. She encourages the participation of exams and regularly partners the pupils at ISTD medallist competitions.

Mandy Helliker AUKA

Mandy is a certified teacher for the United Kingdom Alliance. She enjoys working with all age groups in both a private lesson and class environment. She specialises in alternative rhythms and runs both the Line Dance and Solo Classes.

Mandy particularly enjoys working on new and challenging choreography for her Thursday Night Ladies.