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Janet Bosson

Janet's Story

Born in the vibrant city of Liverpool in the 60's. Janet grow up in the northern dance scene, attending lesson at Millington's, Redmond's, Codes, and Sandford's before joining the Lashbooke School of Dance in the late 70's.

Eventually leaving dance for a career in medicine after 6 years, she returned and qualified in 1989 as an associate of the Allied Dance Association and opening "Dance Steps" with the help of her parents (also qualified dance teachers) eventually making dance her full time job in 2000 when she opened "JLC Dance in Southport".

Being the principal of a dance school with branches in Southport, Preston and Blackpool for 33 years has given her a wealth of experience in coaching at all levels and the chance to choreograph on stage and screen.  

In 2004 she became a fellow of the United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dance and a year later she was asked by the committee to become an examiner. 

Following this in 2009 she became a fellow of the International Dance Teachers Association and in 2017 was runner up in the Dancing Times "Dance Teacher of the Year" competition.

As well as running a busy school, she was the Ballroom Coach at Lancaster University and as a qualified PT and Zumba instructor she ran sessions for Preston Council and has taught for Merlin at the Blackpool Tower over many years.

Her work with disability in its many forms has seen her teach in deaf schools, nursing homes, hospital and for a number of year with both Preston and Blackpool Councils promoting dementia awareness. This has lead to her being written about in the American Author Hazel Minnick book "The Unlikely Dancer"  

When the pandemic hit in 2019 Janet closed JLC Dance for the final time and moved north to Cumbria, " to retire"

But she forgot DANCERS NEVER RETIRE so . . . Today

 

As you can see she runs Bootle Dance Academy and Elite  Dance Academy and helps mentor Blackpool Social Dance School.  

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Janet's Qualifications
Fellow & Examiner of the UKAPTD
Fellow of the IDTA
Associate of the ADA
Member Guild of Professional Teachers of Dance

2017 Dancing Times Teacher of the Year runner up

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