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Marie Smith

Marie Smith

Marie began her Ballroom and Latin training at 10 years old in Old Field Road, Liverpool. She went on to compete across Europe in; Germany, Switzerland, Holland and Czechoslovakia. She also performed as at Butlins and Warner Holiday camps. 


Mem. IDTA Ballroom, Mem. IDTA Latin, Lecturer and Championship, Adjudicator in Ballroom, Latin American, Free Style, Rock & Roll, Latin in Line Salsa and Cheerleading.

Marie is a former World Cabaret Challenge Winner, former North East of England Professional Ballroom and Latin Champion, finalists in the United Kingdom Open Professional Ten Dance Championships and finalists in United Kingdom closed Professional Ballroom and Latin Championships.

Tina Thomas

Tina Thomas

Teacher in Ballroom, Latin & Musical Theatre

Tina's love for Dance started at an early age here at the Silhouette Dance Club. 
Completing IDTA exams and competitions in Ballroom, Latin, Cheer and Freestyle 
She later attended Cowley High school were my love for Contemporary dance developed. I then completed GCSE and A level Dance and went on to John Moores University to gain a BA Hons in Dance.

In my early career I worked for an Educational Dance company and spent a number of seasons working as an entertainer for Thomson. She then became a qualified primary teacher completing a PGCE and worked for many years in primary schools, as both a teacher and P.E/ Dance/Gym specialist. 

Currently in my day job I am Managing Director of Upbeat Academy, a cultural arts organisation delivering Dance, Music and Drama in schools and community settings to people of all ages across the North West.


Susie Richmond

Teacher in Ballroom, Latin & Fitsteps

Susie has over 30 years dance experience.  She has competed in Ballroom and Latin competitions before deciding to follow her love of teaching dance.  She is an experienced teacher of various forms of dance including Freestyle, Ballroom, Latin, Sequence and FitSteps.  She has choreographed many routines including wedding dances and dances for charity Glitterballs.  

She is a qualified member of the IDTA.

She currently specialises in FitSteps, a ballroom and latin dance based fitness class danced solo.

Donna Plumbley

Teacher in Ballroom, Latin & Zumba

Donna starting dancing 40 years ago at the Silhouette and competed in Ballroom, Latin and Freestyle competitions.  She completed her IDTA examinations by the time she was 16.

Donna runs the Supadance competition team who compete in the Northwest Division and also the grand finals every December in Blackpool.

She also qualified 3 years ago as a Zumba instructor.

In her full time work role she is a Personal Assistant.

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