Kensington Dance Studio


Ralf Schiller LISTD

Ralf Schiller, director of the Kensington Dance Studio, has been teaching ballroom dancing for nearly 20 years. He is the co-organiser of The Pink Jukebox, a twice-monthly gay and lesbian tea dance, as well as the hugely popular Pink Jukebox Trophy, Europe's premiere same-sex ballroom and Latin American dance competition. Ralf is a member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing's "Club Dance" faculty, currently working on syllabus for Lindy Hop and Salsa, having completed a syllabus for Argentine Tango. Together with Kele Baker, he choreographed and coached the Argentine Tango for "Strictly Come Dancing" (BBC1, 2006-10). Ralf is the co-author of the book Strictly Come Dancing: Dance Yourself Fit, a 'how-to-dance' book for BBC Books. Additionally, he choreographed the dancing for the short film "Ginger Beer" and for the Channel 4 programme "Storm In A Teacup".

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Sergio Brilhante

Sergio Brilhante is a qualified Ballroom and Latin teacher with the ISTD and IDTA with 10 years of experience teaching pupils, both Adults and Children, from social dancers to competitors and wedding couples.

Originally from Portugal, Sergio began his dancing career at the age of 11 and soon fell in love with the many rhythms that Ballroom and Latin dancing have to offer.

Sergio began competing at the age of 15 and had great success winning many competitions in Portugal and from that moment dancing was his first passion.
Shortly after graduating in Clinical Psychology, Sergio decided to move to London in 2008 to further his career, competing and also teaching dancing full time.
His approach to dancing is to try and get a good balance between technique, rhythm awareness and of course having some fun along the way!

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Gemma Gordon

Gemma started ballroom and latin as a result of getting hooked on an early series of "Strictly Come Dancing". Her passion for and committment to dancing was such that after a relatively short period of time she decided to take up teaching dance as a career, and has already passed her first teaching exam.

The things Gemma enjoys most about teaching dance are the sense of achievement students have when they have mastered a particular move or aspect of a dance they have been studying, and when students tell her that their lesson was fun.

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Candice Bayley Jenkins

Candice is currently on maternity leave, and we look forward to having her teaching with us sometime this year.

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Simon Lister

Information about Simon coming soon.

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Ilias Agoras

Ilias Agoras was born in Greece and has achieved a BSc Degree in Physical Education.He has been dancing Ballroom, Latin American and other forms of dancing for 20 years.He started his teaching career 15 years ago and is qualified with the IDTA (INTERNATIONAL DANCE TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION). In 2003 he was awarded a scholarship from the IDTA, for his remarkable success in the professional Ballroom exams.
Ilias who is able to teach Greek Dances as well, enjoys passing his knowledge to his students and see them happier at the end of the class.

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Roswitha Wetschka

Roswitha Wetschka is from Austria. She has a degree in Psychology from the University of Vienna, and is a Licentiate member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Roswitha has a contagious enthusiasm for dancing, and her knowledge of dance technique, body, mind and movement informs her creative and fun-focused teaching approach.

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