Our coaches are experienced social and competitive Ballroom Dancers who have a passion for what they do and want to share that passion with you in our dance classes. They have been trained by some of the country’s best coaches and have many years’ experience in taking dance classes for all abilities.
Our Coaches and Assistant Coaches all have a current Police and Working with Children Clearance.
Darryl started Ballroom Dancing when he was seven years of age and has currently been teaching Ballroom Dancing for over 30 years. Darryl has vast experience teaching group and private lessons from beginners to advanced dancers. Darryl is a multiple State, Australian and New Zealand Professional DanceSport Champion and has coached multiple State and Australian Champions. Darryl is registered with DanceSport Australia as a Professional Coach and Adjudicator. Darryl was instrumental in starting Perth’s only same sex not-for-profit class, OUTdance and has been coach of the Western Australian Masters Formation Team since its incorporation. Darryl has been recognised as a life member of both OUTdance and the Western Australian Masters Formation Team.
Darryl was award the 2019 Curtin University Alumni Community Service Award for his service to the dance community in Perth.
Laura started Ballroom dancing aged seven after watching Dirty Dancing on repeat – it remains her favourite movie of all time. As is the case with most little ballroom dancers, Laura started with her bronze medals working her way through her silver, gold and star awards.
In her very early 20’s, after a five year hiatus from the sport, Laure began competing in local and interstate DanceSport competitions. Her most successful competitive partnership was with dancer partner Chais Lunde. They competed well at the WA Open DanceSport Championship and Australian Open DanceSport Championship until his retirement from the sport.
Laura continued her love of dancing as a teacher in the Humphreys Dance Schools Program and teaching bridal couples at Humphreys Dance Studio until joining Ballroom Fit in 2018.
Laura is a proud member of the WA Para dancer team and continues to teach in our Ability Dance classes along with private lessons and bridal couples.
Florence started dancing in her early 40’s and for twenty-odd years since then she hasn’t stopped. Dancing is her number one passion! Having gained a cluster of medals up to Gold level, Florence chose to study for a teaching Diploma (ADS Associate), under the skillful guidance of Mr Ron Barker – her Teacher and Mentor for more than a decade. Florence assisted Ron with a class for Special Needs dancers, in readiness for their Debutante Ball. She also holds Certificate of Accreditation as a Level 1 Coach in Standard Ballroom Dancing. Florence has been a member of the Star Ballroom Formation Team. Florence is aware of the benefits of dance for all ages, and enjoys sharing her passion with young and old alike.
Lyn started ballet/tap dancing/gymnastics at three years of age and Ballroom Dance classes at Wrightsons Dance Studios as a teenager. After many years of dancing Lyn developed a love of Synchronised Swimming, competing in state and national championships, where she won numerous medals. When Aerobics became a popular exercise in the 1980’s, Lyn had her own Aerobics business and during this time started working with special needs groups. Lyn branched into Aqua Aerobics, where she was the first person to start a dedicated Aqua Aerobics business registered as Splash Dance Aquarobics in Perth, operating at five pools in Perth for 14 years. Lyn continued to work with special needs clients during this time.
Lyn worked as a Teaching Assistant, training at the Western Australian College of Advanced Education in Mt. Lawley, specialising in students with special needs. During her time in this role Lyn was involved with movement to music programs, as well as training senior students in Aerobics. Lyn is now one of our dedicated coaches in the Ability Dance and Chair Dancing classes.
Peter started Ballroom Dancing as a teenager in Bunbury. Peter currently competes in the Masters Ballroom section of DanceSport at a state and national level, is a member of the Western Australian Masters Formation Team, as well as attending regular social dances around various Perth dance studios and social dance groups. Peter was a Line Dancing Teacher for 10 years in Perth, and has also studied Street Latin and Clogging. Peter has his DanceSport Assistant Instructor accreditation and has completed the Australian Institute of Sport ‘Community Coaching General Principles’ certificate. Peter is registered with DanceSport as a Coach and Competitor.