We would like to thank Brian and Helen for all of their hard work and fantastic tuition, choreographing a rumba for our wedding first dance. They took our music and choreographed a beautiful routine which we really enjoyed learning and dancing to on the big day!
Brian and Helen are wonderful teachers. We had never done anything like this before and their patience and encouragement made us feel confident and comfortable with the routine. We really looked forward to our lessons and we had lots of laughs along the way! Thank you for all your hard work. We loved it! 😁👌🏻💃🏼

Jacqueline and Chris

We would like to thank Brian for teaching Ann and myself our surprise  first wedding dance. It must have been a shock for him when we asked him to coordinate a silly dance (hip hop/waltz etc.). “Yes, no problem” was the reply.  It went down a storm. Everyone enjoyed it. We could not have achieved this without Brian’s patience with us as we are not spring chickens! Good fun and lots of laughs – highly recommended.

Robin and Ann

We wish to thank you for your excellent tuition and patience teaching us how to dance the waltz. You made it an enjoyable experience and we always looked forward to our lesson. We wish you every success for the future.

Robert and Marysia

StrictlyDance, terrific instruction, attention to detail but in a fun & enjoyable way. Good selection of venues & regular social dances, bringing us a new circle of friends & opportunities to get our glad rags on!


Brian & Helen have been giving us dancing lessons as a group and privately for nearly two years and we have enjoyed every minute of it. Not only leaning a new skill and keeping fit at the same time, but gaining a new circle of friends. We have regular social dances, and have been to see the world ballroom championships at Blackpool.

Brian & Helen are excellent teachers with endless patience for people like us with two left feet and a short memory.  They tailor the lessons to our needs and skill level while encouraging us to meet our personal potential.

We have no hesitation in highly recommending strictlydance lessons & socials, whether you are a new beginner or an experienced dancer wanting to improve.

Ian & Pauline

We have been having dance lessons with Brian and Helen for over 2 years. What started out as a six week sampler (my husband’s words) has developed.  It is a nice relaxed atmosphere to learn in and Brian and Helen are very patient and encouraging.

We have also met a nice group of people and we are all learning at the same pace.

The monthly socials are most enjoyable and we are able to practice our dances in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.  Thank you.

Steve and Gill Summerfield

We have been attending Strictly Dance with Brian & Helen for well over a year now, from the very beginning we both had two left feet and I (Phil) had little if any coordination.  We struggled at first to keep going because we felt we weren’t getting anywhere, but with Brian’s patience and Brian & Helens talent, we broke through that demoralising barrier of ‘we will never get this right’. Now despite still having two left feet, an inner ear balance problem, and being married to the fantastic Jacqui, we are having so much fun and enjoyment. We have learned some great dances, met some fantastic people and made friends both during the lessons and also the once a month laid back social night. And it’s all down to Brian & Helen. (Brilliant)

Phil & Jacqui.

We like to think that Brian’s patience with us as recycled teenagers is paying off. It certainly takes longer to learn things later on in life. But ably assisted by Helen both he and we have persevered and we have always had fun participating in group lessons and dance socials. If you have ever watched Strictly but thought that you could never do it, Brian and Helen will ensure that you CAN do it and that learning is FUN at whatever age or level you may be. GO FOR IT.

John & Esther