Michael Hodgson & Deborah Jones
Based in Beautiful North Yorkshire
Professional Dancers (BDC Registered) UKA Associate Qualified
Show dances, Demonstrations, Dance Leaders & Dance Hosts
Michael comes from Heartbeat countryside and Deborah comes from Herriot countryside both within beautiful North Yorkshire.
We started our dancing career started in September 2011 when we were paired together at our first dance school in Brotton with a view to compete in the open Ballroom circuit. In November 2011 we entered our first competition at Scarborough Spa as Pre-champion & Championship Ballroom and made the finals giving us a good boost to continue.
Over the next few years we toured the UK dancing open ballroom events and entering major championships at the British Nationals, Internationals & Open to the World competitions.
During the period between 2011 to 2015 we won many competitions and ranked high in the charts when in the December of 2015 we won a Major BDC Certified Championship confirming our status as Championship Ballroom Dancers. In this same time period we developed a love of Argentine Tango and dedicated a part of our rehearsals to this genre of dance and in June 2014 entered our first Argentine Tango competition in The English Riviera Dance Festival which we won and retained the title the following year in 2015.
In 2016 we decided to take up Classical & Modern Sequence as well as Open Ballroom and entered straight into Championship level making the British Nationals Final on our first attempt. Since then we have won many Classical & Modern Sequence events and made all the British National & UK Closed Championship Finals. During this period we also became Senior Sequence Latin winners at the Southport Easter Festival in 2018.
In 2019 at the Southport Easter Festival we entered our first ever American Smooth competition with a fusion dance of Classical Tango and Argentine Tango in a steamy routine that became a springboard for demonstrations around the UK. A further Show dance competition win at Weston super-Mare confirmed our new status as Show Dance Performers to add to our repertoire and we have performed on Cruise Ship, Dance Breaks & Charity Events.