Robert and Linda Bellinger
Robert and Linda have been part of the society since 2004 and lead almost all of our lessons. If you become interested in private lessons they are the people to talk to as they teach in a private ballroom in Hedge End.
Profile:We have both danced since the early ages of 6 & 7 and competed until 1983. Since retiring we have concentrated on our full time dance school and have trained thousands of dancers social and competitive, amateur and professional.
We have had winners at the International and British Championships, juvenile, junior and amateur and also have many certificates on our studio walls of successful Champions of Tomorrow beginner, novice, intermediate and Pre Championship levels.
We have 31 years teaching experience and are very proud to have been teacher and coach to many top dancers at some stage of their career, namely Jonathan Crossley, Karen Hardy, Claire Taplin, Warren Boyce.
We are still very much involved with Alex Ivanets & Lisa Bellinger Ivanets who are 4 times UK Closed and English Latin Champions, Runner up in the British National Latin Championships and finalists in many major championships in England and overseas as well as British representatives for the European and World 10 dance Championships.
We will, as we always have, support as much as we can and give as much advice and information to all those who really want to learn, improve and succeed. They can be contacted through their dancewear and shoe shop in Eastleigh – Tel: 023 8061 2222.
Mark joined the society as a beginner many moons ago after being dragged along by a friend, therefore he knows how all the beginners feel! After even the first lesson Mark was hooked on dancing and is now teaching all of you!
Mark used to compete on both the university and open circuits and has had many successes along with including winning SUDA, being finalists at IVDA and also winning Champions of Tomorrow.
Mark mainly deals with the beginners class on a Monday and on Sunday with the technique class. As always he will give as much support and help to everyone; just give him a poke (when he hasn’t got a pint in his hand :)).