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Denise Weavers

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Current location: United Kingdom
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Denise Weavers is a former ballroom dancer, who won World Championship titles in both Latin and Ballroom styles including the World Professional 10-Dance Championship (5-times) and the World Professional Latin Showdance Championship.


Denise Weavers started her dancing life at the age of six as a student in the children's class of the Benny Tolmeyer School of Dancing in South London. Her competitive career started to develop seriously when she became partnered with David Sycamore at the age of 14.

At 21 they had won the British Open Amateur International Style Latin Championships, The World Amateur Latin and World Amateur 10-Dance Championships twice and then they turned Professional Division of DanceSport in 1979.

They competed professionally for 11 years winning the following titles: British National Latin Champions 3 times, World 10-Dance Champions 5 times World Latin Showdance Champions. They also proudly represented Great Britain in the Blackpool Dance Festival Professional Team-Match for a period of 10 years.

David and Denise have always treated the Ballroom and Latin Styles with equal enthusiasm. They enjoyed the performing of cabarets and after retiring continued to develop this aspect for an astonishing further 11 years.

Following their retirement from competitions David and Denise were in great demand as cabaret artists and continued to travel the world performing their shows for an extraordinary eleven years. They are also frequently called upon as adjudicators at major national and international championships and have officiated at World, European and British Open Championships as well as the national championships of various countries.

In 1992 Denise and David joined forces with Lynn Harman, Kenny and Marion Welsh to open 'Dance Options Cheam' a studio in Surrey that concentrates on the training of competitors. Both David and Denise are Assessors for the International Dance Teachers Association.

Denise is glad to be a member of Ballroom Dancers' Federation International and BASE, have the opportunity to to contribute her views on the future development of Ballroom and Latin American competitive dancing; she has been , since the inception of her dancing career, and remains today, passionate about dancing in all styles. She is encouraged to see that the desire of most of today's competitors is to achieve a depth of quality in their dancing and hopes that BASE will assist them in their quest for artistic excellence.


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