Janet Lee Chapman Director


Janet Lee Chapman   F&EUKA, FIDTA

Janet started dancing at 2yrs old with Tap and Ballet and by 6 yrs old Ballroom and Latin at the famous Redmond’s School of Dance, She dance and competed till she was 18. After a few years working as a nurse and returned to dance and studied Ballroom and Latin coaching with the acclaimed Eric Lashbrooke qualifying in 1989 as a Ballroom coach and 1996 as a Latin coach. Work has included teaching and choreographing in schools, gyms,  colleges,  including Lancaster University and individual tuition both freelance and as part of both the “JLC Dance Ltd” team and “JLC Dance International” , TV work and a spell as a performance artist in the Tate.

  • janet@jlcdanceinternational.com
  • wechat Jan-JLCDance
  • skype  Janet Chapman
  • whatsApp JLC Dance International
  • mobile 07940088776
As well as running  the dance company “JLC Dance International Ltd” Janet is principal of “JLC Dance Ltd” a Dance Academy in Blackpool.



Janet came runner up in the
Dance Today Dance Teacher of the Year 2017 Awards


Janet’s Qualifications

IDTA Teaching Diplomas

  • Fellow  Ballroom
  • Fellow  Latin American
  • Licentiate Freestyle Disco
  • Associate Rock ‘n’ Roll
  • Associate  Street Dance
  • Associate Cheer-leading

UKA Teaching Diplomas

  • Ballroom & Theatre Examiner
  • Fellow  Ballroom
  • Fellow  Latin American
  • Licentiate Freestyle Disco
  • Registered Coach Rock ‘n’ Roll
  • Registered Coach  Street Dance
  • Registered Coach Cheer-leading
  • Registered Coach American Smooth & Rhythm
  • Registered Coach Argentine Tango
  • Registered Coach Oriental Dance

Teaching Diplomas 

  • ADA Associate Ballroom
  • E.C.Dip.(Pilates Trainer Professional Diploma)
  • M.L.P.Dip. (Certified Personal Trainer )
  • Weight loss Coach

Zumba Fitness Instructor

  • Basic,
  • Core,
  • Glutes,
  • Burst,
  • Indian,
  • Caribbean,
  • Brazilian,
  • Zumba Plate

MMEL Instructor

  • Little Bear Feet,
  • Melody Movement,
  • Milligan Movement
  • Tip Tap Toe& Groovey movers
  • First Ballet,
  • Foundation Ballet,
  • Junior Ballet & Jewell Ballet)

The Open University

  • Three principles of a coaching approach Level 1
  • LETS: A community development Level 1
  • Working with young people in sport & exercise Level 2
  • Dance Skills – Level 2


  • Inspiring positive behaviour in sport
UKAD Respecting sport
  • UK Anti-Doping Accredited Adviser
Inclusion Training 
  • NYSCB & CYSCB Online Safeguarding Basic
  • Let’s Respect an introduction to Dementia
  • Sports for all Disability Inclusion Training
  • UKA Child Awareness Protection
Dance Knowledge Courses
  • What is bio mechanics
  • Basic Anatomy for dance

First Aid courses

  • First Aid- Level 2 Emergency
  • First Aid- Level 3 Paediatric

Associations memberships

  • United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dance
  • International Dance Teachers Association
  • Ballroom Dancers Federation International
  • National Dance Teachers Association,
  • One Dance UK
  • British Ballroom Dancers Federation
  • Zumba.com
  • Melody Movement Early Learning
  • SportscoachUK
  • UKAD Protecting Sport
  • Dance Promoters Association
  • People Dancing the foundation for community dance

Insurance etc….

  • DBS checked No 001576341823
  • Insurance- People Dancing the foundation for community dance

Janet is deaf having started to lose her hearing as a young adult she became completely deaf in her 30’s and these days she wears two BAHA’s to help her hear,  she is also a very good lip reader, if you have any disability she will be there to help just ask.Dance is for all.

Help us raise money

Weʼre raising £973 to Put in Disable Toilets and a ramp to our Dance Studio and help us start a sensory cafe.

Our sister company JLC Dance Ltd  likes to be part of the community we live in (Blackpool and the Fyld) They already run a Silver Dancers club focusing on dementia and a Golden club for children who are deaf but  would like to do more and currently though they have down stairs toilets they are not wheelchair friendly there goal is to sort this out so they can run wheelchair dance sessions and seated exercise groups and also like to start a sensory cafe. 

Can you help?

A small donation of £2 would be great and if you would like to take part in our Fund raising Diary it easy

Text Janet on 07940088776 with your name and a two date

then visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/janet-leechapman and make a two pound donation

text 5 date and make a five pound donation ( please don’t donate anonymously as we want to match the text and the donation )

When we sold all 365 dates in the diary we have a draw and the winner with get £65 plus a private lesson for two at JLC Dance  the fund will get £300

So come have a go the winner could be you

If you would like to get involved in a bigger way we are look for people to help run fundraising events and join our Bronze display team.

We need £2,000 and have been offered funding of £1,000 if we raise £1,000 and we have already raised £184 towards our target please help this will benefit our community greatly.

To get more involved please ring 01253 693350 and ask for Janet or Beverley

Roses ‘The Hidden Thorn’

Roses ‘The Hidden Thorn’

Red, pink and white colours to please the eyes
Scenting the garden and nose in surprise

Soft pelts like the wings of the butterflies
attracting the insect that flies

With rick dark green leaves watered by the skies
Creating pearl drops sweet and wise

Hiding thorn that protect that denies
The sense of touch where it lies

The Judges

The Judges

Looking like soldiers guarding the space,
Stand the bow tied dancing police,
Assessing the moves, rhythm, the couple with grace
Hoping to see a masterpiece,

Paper and Pen in hand all bold faced,
Stand the bow tied dancing police,
Three minutes to watch the couples embrace,
Not a Strictly’s Press release,
Just the bow tied dancing police.

by Janet Lee Chapman