Nigel’s parents sent him to dance lessons when he was just 4 years old (to get some peace and quiet apparently!). He, like the pupils he teaches today, worked his way through the Medalist circuit, gaining many achievements along the way. At 9 years old he met Jean. Little did he know that he would go on to achieve many prestigious titles with her. They competed on the Medalist circuit for a while, then moved into Junior Open circuit and progressed through Novice, Intermediate, Pre-Champ and Amateur. The highlight of their competitive career was winning the UK Closed Championship in 1985. Jean then decided to retire from competitive dancing the very next day. Nigel took time out from the dancing scene for a while, but missed it too much, so returned to classes. His teacher at the time then questioned why he didn’t teach? He shadowed his teacher for a year, gaining teaching tips and learning how to run a successful dance school.
He took his Associate Teacher exam in 1995 and has been running DanceZone since 2000, building his team of teachers around him since. He has gained a reputation of excellence within the dance scene, with many of his students now appearing in West End shows, performing on Cruise ships and winning National and International titles within Ballroom and Latin. Nigel is passionate about dancing and his love for Ballroom and Latin is shared with his students and teachers. He is also CRB checked.
- Nigel Bradshaw A.I.S.T.D
- DanceZone Principal
- Ballroom, Latin and Modern Sequence