Jo Jacques Dance fitness expert, dancer and choreographer

About Jo Jacques

I’ve been in this business over 25 years making me, scarily, one of the longest established experts in the Teesside and North Yorkshire area.

My experience, many qualifications and in-depth knowledge of music, with this I can share with you the amazing benefits with proven results that this infectious programme delivers.

This is what you can expect from me

  • As well as being professional and reliable, I’ll be your friend, I’ll guide you and I’ll educate you
  • I constantly update my training and will bring you the most on trend moves and music!
  • My classes empower and enthuse you
  • I’ll move you like no other class or workout, working to your own natural abilities
  • I will make you sparkle and feel amazing and I will make a difference to you and your health

My Background

From the age of four, I danced with the British Association of Teachers of Dance and, at the age of 50, I recently gained a distinction with the International Dance Teachers Association.

Dance is in my blood and the rest is history!

I landed my dream job for Sport England as an activity through dance health related specialist, working for Middlesbrough Council. The role proved really successful and classes peaked at over 100 people with over 30 diverse sessions delivered in 2 years.

It was during this role that I developed a real specialism for health related fitness with in depth training of 'Cardiac Rehab' and 'Exercise on Prescription', as well as many other professional qualifications.

Following the success of this role, I decided to follow my dream of running my own business and Strictly FITT was created using the FITT principle a fusion of fitness and dance, education and community integration.

For many years now, I have been teaching people of every age, ability and background, working in leisure centres, arranging shows, managing events and functions and leading race warm-ups to over 1500 people for the Middlesbrough 5km and 10km races.

With every role, I’ve had there has always been a common theme of music and the ability to empower people to make a difference to their lives through dance and exercise, with visible and proven results, using my own unique methods - Dance It Change It Love It!

If you require further information or would like to speak to me please give me a call or drop me an email.

Omg that was bloomin fab, great class as usual, loving the tango, I've just had a bit of a weight loss spurt due to coming back to you yes :)) completely addicted. Thanks ...

Adele, Hutton Rudby

Words can’t express how you have made me feel about myself, blood pressure is going down and slowly starting to lose weight and giving me a get up and go ...

Elaine, Great Ayton

Jo’s dancing class is the most interesting, she always explains the steps, she goes through them thoroughly and she is very understanding and patient ...

Lynn, Middlesbrough

Joanne is a very good teacher, pleasant and funny, good company, all of the class are very friendly keeps the fat off you ...

Barbara, Ormesby

I visited the Dr’s recently to be told that I no longer need to be on my bone density tablets as a result of Jo’s class which I attend twice a week, I am so pleased ...

Jean, Thornaby