Kensington Dance Studio


If you would like lessons with any of these teachers, please contact them directly. Their contact information is below and on our Contact Us page.

Hanna Haarala

Hanna Haarala is one the UK's leading professional Latin & Ballroom teachers. She competed at the highest level for over 20 years from juniors through to the professional ranks. Now retired from competing, Hanna teaches and dances in exhibitions around the world. In 2005, Hanna partnered Will Thorp in series three of BBC's "Strictly Come Dancing". For lessons, please contact Hanna directly at hanna.haarala@hotmail.co.uk, or find out more about Hanna on Hanna's website.

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Kristina Rihanoff

Kristina Rihanoff is a dancesport champion, instructor, choreographer and author. Originally from Siberia, Kristina has won the US Rising Star Championship (American Rhythm) and the South African Latin Championship. She has also been a semi-finalist and finalist at the British Open championships. Kristina made her Strictly Come Dancing debut on series six, partnering political journalist John Sergeant. Since then, Kristina has partnered boxer Joe Calzaghe and DJ Goldie. Learn more about Kristina on her website. To book a lesson with her, please contact Kristina directly on kristina7155@yahoo.com.

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Ian Waite

Ian Waite is known for his successful appearance on "Strictly Come Dancing", partnering Olympic gold medal heptathlete Denise Lewis to 2nd place in series 2, and partnering presenter Zoe Ball to 3rd place series 3. Ian has also partnered photographer/model Penny Lancaster-Stewart (series 5) and singer Mica Paris (series 4). In the current series Ian is dancing with model Jodie Kidd. Ian's professional competitive partnership with Camilla Dallerup is very successful, including being twice semi-finalists in the 2005 International Championships (Latin), and finalists in the British National Championships (Latin). Ian & Camilla are available for demonstrations and teaching workshops. Contact Ian directly at info@ian-waite.com.

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Omar Ocampo & Monica Romero - 'Los Ocampo'

Argentine Tango dancers and master teachers Omar Ocampo & Monica Romero travel around the world performing and generously sharing their passion and knowledge of Argentine Tango with all students of dance. Omar & Monica are featured performers in the world renowned show 'Tango Pasion'. They have their own show 'Tango Bravo' which performs around Europe and the Middle East. They have also judged the prestigious World Tango Championships in Buenos Aires. For more information on 'Los Ocampo', visit their website, or to schedule private lessons when Omar & Monica are in London, contact Ralf at the studio on 020 7823 9949 or ralf@kensingtondancestudio.com.

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Youlie Mouzafiarova

Youlie is a dancer, teacher,coach, adjudicator and IDTA Fellow Examiner. She successfully represented Kazakhstan and Greece as a 10 Dance Champion in many Festivals and European and World Dance Championships. She has coached professionals and amateurs for exams and competitions, including four students who won IDTA Annual Awards. Her competitive couples in Kazakhstan, Greece and UK have been finalists in local, national and international Ballroom Dance Competitions and Championships. Youlie worked regularly as a dancer and choreographer for top Athens theatres and TV shows until 2011, when she moved to London UK and continues to perform, teach and coach. You can contact Yulie by email on youlie@atticadance.com or visit her website: www.youliedance.com

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Ian de Souza

Ian de Souza has been teaching for over 30 years, holds three ISTD Fellowships, and is a member of the IDTA. Ian teaches Ballroom, Latin American and Club Dance to singles and couples at all levels and ages. Ian is a specialist in Professional Examination Training for the ISTD. Although Ian spends much of his time in Germany where he is Director of the Euro Dance Center & Dance Sport College, he is available for lessons at the Kensington Dance Studio approximately 2 days per month. For dates of when Ian is in London or to book a lesson, contact Ian directly at ian@iandesouza.de or visit Ian's website.

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