MEET THE TEAM
Our dedicated instructors
UKA and IDTA Ballroom and Latin American Licentiate qualified teacher and adjudicator, member of the British Dance Council and the Dance Promoters’ Association
Toni-Marie grew up in a dance school owned by her parents in the West Midlands and has experience of competing through medal and open competitions up to an international level. From 2005, when she turned 18 Toni-Marie worked on P&O cruises as a dance teacher and social dance host and since moving to Surrey has taught her own private lessons and classes as well as hosting social dances and competitive practices in Surrey. She started to run dance competitions in 2009 as TMFDance and her events are now amongst the best attended and most successful in the UK. Toni-Marie is first aid trained, Diabetic trained and holds an enhanced DBS due to also working in primary schools. She also volunteers for Pets as Therapy with her PAT dog Bella.
Victoria began her dancing career aged 10 in styles including Disco, Rock & Roll, Street-dance, Cheer-dance, Ballet, Tap, Modern & Ballroom & Latin. Since then she has specialized in Latin and has competed worldwide, representing Italy and England in both World Open and Closed Championships. Victoria is an associate member of the UKA and Licentiate member of the ABD and adjudicates and trains social dancers, medalists and competitors. Victoria has a special place in her heart for working with SEN children and is currently finishing a course in SEND.
Dan, (Toni-Marie's husband) didn't start dancing until he was 21 but his love and commitment to Ballroom dancing has progressed him to 3 times over 35 British champion, United Kingdom champion, International finalist and world representative. A retired senior finance manager Dan now spends his day time on the golf course and dads taxi to his children. Dan recently qualified as a UKA associate Ballroom professional and loves helping and partnering with Ballroom in the Dance School. Dan also forms part of the organising team at TMFDance as a qualified BDC Scrutineer. Dan also forms part of the committee for the Dancers Forget Me Not Fund, a wonderful charity that sends gifts to dancers who are poorly or unable to dance.
Gary (Toni-Marie's dad) is an honorary dance addict and mentor to all of us. Owner of Foster School of Dance, Gary has a 50 year dance career and as well as being successful in his own dancing, he has trained many champions and is chairman of adjudicators at many of the biggest events in the UK. He forms part of the DPA committee. Gary comes down to Surrey to teach at the school and runs TMFDance promotions with Toni-Marie and Dan.
Miss Amanda is a qualified Dance Teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience RAD, ISTD and IDTA (Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and Freestyle). She trained professionally at Laine Theatre Arts and the Royal Academy of Dance. Some of her students have gone on to train professionally. Many have taken exams, performed in shows but most of all have experienced the love of dance. Amanda has joined the Surrey Dance Addicts team to teach Ballet, Tap and Strengthening but also dances with us as one of our students, recently making both of her finals at UKA Blackpool Premier Medalist.