Anne Biggs - Ballroom Dancer | Dorset, South West
Based In: Dorset, South West
I am an amateur ballroom and latin dancer competing in ProAm dance competitions in the UK and Europe. Training and competing in all 10 ballroom and latin dances. I also coach beginners for a professional ballroom couple once a week.
Anne Biggs is an amateur ballroom and latin dancer with a passion for dance. Having danced ballet for a couple of years as a child , Anne’s love of dancing came to light again after watching Dirty Dancing with friends as a teenager. However it wasn’t until she was an adult that the opportunity came to try out ballroom and latin dance. Taking a couple of six week beginner courses with her sister at a local dance school enabled Anne to start on her dancing journey again. After a few months of taking the beginner course Anne realized that she wanted to take her dancing further and so started
... taking private lessons once a week at the dance studio. Taking her first ISTD medallist test in 2012 she then progressed on to the medallist competition floor in 2013. Anne has now moved on from medallist competitions onto the ProAm circuit dancing with two amazing professional partners. Recent competition achievements include 1st place in the under 40s ballroom at the German Open Mannheim 2017, runner up ProAm Stars of the Future ballroom and 6th place ProAm Stars of the Future latin 2018. Anne has also started coaching beginners for her ballroom teachers once a week which is furthering her teaching knowledge . Anne is also searching for a dance partner to allow her to compete in Open dance competitions.
Whilst doing a lot of ballroom and latin dancing Anne also took up Modern jive dance in 2009. A more freestyle partner dance form this has given Anne the opportunity to use expression and musicality in her dancing. An opportunity to both coach and teach this dance form came about in 2012 which Anne took and led to her not only coaching beginners but also teaching private lessons and eventually to running her own freestyle modern jive events with a friend.
Outside of dancing Anne can be found caring and riding her two ponies and helping her sister with her ponies and field work.
Currently in full time employment in the further education sector Anne is always looking for new opportunities in the dance world to explore.
9 years of dancing ballroom and latin with 7 years of competitive dance at various competitions in the UK and Europe. Also a dancer of modern jive for 9 years.
Ballroom and latin dance coach Sept 2017
Coaching beginners in all 10 ballroom and latin dances. How to lead and follow, demonstrating steps, frame, head position, direction of travel. Dancing with them during the practice periods.
Modern Jive dance coach 2012-2016
Coaching beginners in the basic principles of modern jive technique, teaching them the basic steps, how to lead and follow. Dancing with them in the freestyle perio ... ds of the evening both as a lead and a follow.
Demo on stage when normal demonstrator unavailable.
Private Modern Jive teacher (beginners) 2012-2015
Teaching complete beginners the basic principles of modern jive including frame, lead and follow, spinning, door principle, line of dance. Teaching them the full 25 beginner moves. Teaching the core moves principle.
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