About Us

 

Jill Roberts

Jill Roberts

Jill Roberts is the founder of Dance Dynamic which was formed in 2007. Jill has been teaching dance for over 29 years and has a vast knowledge and experience in the dance field in a wide variety of styles. She has danced professionally abroad and in the UK and performed to a wide variety of audiences working alongside many famous TV performers. She also trained in many dance styles including Latin American and Ballroom with Ken Akrill who is the author of a number of Ballroom and Latin American technical books. Jill is qualified in dance with the United Kingdom Alliance Dance and Drama (UKA) and International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA), holds the 'exercise to music' qualification, a pole fitness qualification and is a member of the 'exercise professionals'. She has also taught numerous famous people including Abi Titmuss. 

Dance Dynamic also has a number of experience and qualified teachers that Jill continues to train to ensure that they deliver the same high standards

 

Hayley Thompson

Hayley Thompson

(Pole, 70s disco, zumba Classes)

Hayley started dancing at the age of 5 then after finishing school, moved to London to study dance drama and musical theatre at Collective Dance and Drama College. Hayley's professional performance career started at the age of 13 and since then she has performed as a dancer and actress in various musicals and touring stage productions. Amongst her roles she has been a resident dancer on holiday camps and hotels, has danced as part of a showgirl troupe touring Asia, has been a character and parade dancer at Disneyland Paris and worked in the UK and toured all over Europe as a podium, pole and freestyle dancer. Hayley's qualifications include Pole Fitness, Zumba instructor qualifications, YMCA Exercise to Music, Level 3 personal trainer, Pilates instructor and currently training and studying Latin American with the United Kingdom Alliance Dance and Dram with Ken Akrill who is the author of the technique book for the UKA.

 

Lauren Thain

(Salsa, Ballroom and Latin American)

I started dancing 19 years ago, training in Latin American, Ballroom, Disco, Rock 'n' roll, freestyle, Ballet and Modern and competed and performed in various competitions and shows around the country for 9 years. Like many others, I was inspired to re-start my dancing career after becoming addicted to the popular TV programme 'Strictly Come Dancing' and have never looked back! I passed my associate degree with the United Kingdom Alliance of Professional teachers of dancing (UKA) and have been teaching for 2 years in various styles from absolute beginners to more advanced dancers.

 

Lydia Mills

Lydia Mills

(Ballet, Street, Flamenco, Belly Dance, showgirls, children's tap ballet and jazz)

Lydia trained at the Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts graduating with a Diploma in Performing Arts and ISTD Associate teaching qualifications in Ballet, Tap and Modern dance. Lydia performed as a Cabaret dancer in Portugal and then went on to work for Carnival Cruise Lines as a dancer/dance captain for 10 years. During that time Lydia travelled the world and performed in numerous Las Vegas style shows. Lydia joined the Dance Dynamic team in 2011 and is also part of the Dynamic Disco Diva's 70's troupe. " I really enjoy teaching at Dance Dynamic. It's so much fun to teach in such a happy and friendly environment. After fulfilling my dream as a professional dancer it is so rewarding to give something back and pass on my experience."

 

Michaela Pirie

(Children’s Street Dance)

 

All of our teachers are CRB checked and hold personal liability insurance.

Photography by Paul Dawkings

Here are some student testimonials:

"Whilst staying in Hull, I have had quite a few pole dance lessons with Jill at Dance Dynamic and I was made to feel very welcome from the first time I entered the studio. I was really impressed by Jill's approach to teaching pole and found her very professional. Her experience as a teacher shows through by the way she gives very clear instructions on how to execute the pole moves in a safe manner. I really enjoyed coming along to the classes and appreciate how Jill creates a sense of fun in the classes. I will certainly come along to Dance Dynamic for future lessons when I am in the area again'"

-Abi Titmuss

"Wonder if you'd ever thought how much influence you have on our lives? You give us confidence, to try build our lives & feel better about ourselves. The love is infectious & it all starts with you!!!! "

-Karen Harrison

"I would just like to say that I am really impressed by the support and encouragement that is given by everyone to everyone at Dance Dynamic. I joined initially to try and get fit in a way that I would enjoy and I can honestly say that I don't think I have ever met a friendlier bunch of people anywhere I have been. I wish and hope in the future that I can join in more classes and maybe even do a few more performances with everybody!"

-Jacki Cox

 

"My husband and I were the hosts at a New Year's Eve party and had to disappoint our guests because we couldn't dance. As we had at least 4 left feet between us, private lessons were called for. Jill from Dance Dynamic was the first to respond to our pleas for help. Her skills as a qualified teacher and her clever choreography earned us a standing ovation from our guests only a year later. We shall certainly recommend her to our friends whose sons or daughters need to learn in preparation for the First Dance at their wedding. After a while, we became brave enough to join the public classes and sample some of the myriad of courses on offer. It seems that if you've heard of a dance, you can have lessons in it at Dance Dynamic.

While other dance schools may have larger or more luxurious premises, the smaller classes at Dance Dynamic mean there is a greater potential for individual attention even in the public classes. The Ballroom & Latin class we are currently attending is a perfect example of this and our teacher is very good at spotting our mistakes, working out where we're going wrong, and finding new ways to persuade our bodies to do it right! Personally, we have no desire to perform in public, but we have enjoyed attending several of the performances organised by Dance Dynamic to give their pupils the opportunity to demonstrate their varied skills. It seems if you want a dance school which does everything, you want Dance Dynamic."

-Helen Barr

 

A massive thank you to you and your four fantastic Burlesque girls who came to our OSPREY event on 4th June.Everyone is still talking about the event and indeed mostly about the girls. One of our supporters said it was a stroke of genius booking them they were so well received. We raised over £2000 on the night which was great, so thank you again.

-Angela Warneken-Gold

 

I love going to Dance dynamic. I started going there last October for burlesque classes...So Much fun!!! I would recommend our dance school to anyone. Everyone is really friendly and you instantly feel part of the DD family!!!!

-Claire Worrell

 

I have attended a number of courses taught by Jill at dance Dynamic and have developed new skills and confidence. Jill is an excellent dance teacher. She has a passion for her subject and communicates this through her energy and enthusiasm when leading each session. Jill's vision for new dance courses and her ability to create these is admirable. It's never too late to put on your dance shoes and earn a medal or two for your efforts!

Trudi Fitzhenry