Jill Roberts – Principal
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 started her dance career dancing professionally abroad and then in the UK starting as a dance duo and then a 4 piece dance group performing to a wide variety of audiences supporting artists such as Les Denis, Joe Longthorne, Bernard Manning to name just a few. In 1988 she started teaching street at Edinburgh Street Community Centre where the children regularly entered disco dance competitions. This progressed into the children entering freestyle completions, and in 1993 she launched a very successful competitive freestlyle dance school with Ken Akrill which was named ‘Akrill and Roberts Dance Academy’ which she ran for over a further 8 years.
Her dance training started at the age of 3 with the Myers Hutchinson Stage School where she studied, ballet, tap and modern where she stayed for 18 years. She was the involved in Northern Theatre company where she played roles in stage musical such as West Side Story, Hello Dolly and Perchance to Dream. She then trained in Latin American and Ballroom with Ken Akrill who is the author of a number of Ballroom and Latin American technical books. She became a qualified dance teacher In Latin American and Freestyle with the United Kingdom Alliance Dance and Drama (UKA) and International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA). As well as this she holds the level 2 ‘Exercise to Music’ qualification, pole fitness qualification, Zumba and Power chiyoga certification and still continues to study. She has also taught numerous famous people including Abi Titmuss. whilst she was playing at Hull truck Theatre.
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
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'”
“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!!!! ”
“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!”
“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.”
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.
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!!!!
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!