Here are my Qualifications

I believe being highly skilled, experienced and qualified is vital in this industry. There are many people offering classes but how do you know who to trust? Always look for their qualifications

Check that the teacher holds a professional dance or fitness qualification because, without these, it is impossible to gain insurance in case of an injury or accident (and it's more likely to happen if your teacher is not qualified).

There are many dance classes around at the moment that are being taught by people after just a few hours of training- these are just licences rather than qualifications and there is a huge difference. If in doubt just ask.

Here's a selection of my qualifications to date. I am constantly adding new certificates and training as I- literally- move with the times!

When Qualification Where
April 2014 Freestyle IDTA Internal Distinction Stokesley
February 2012 Ballroom Blitz by Alison Taylor Jesmond
June 2011 BACR – British Cardiac Rehabilitation Cramlington
November 2010 Zumba Basic Steps Level 1 Leeds
November 2007 Physical Activity Forum Durham Uni
September 2006 HooPla La, Bollywood, Cheerleading Teesside Uni
August 2005 Award in Chair Based Exercise for Elderly Leicester College
April 2005 Health Promotion Studies NHS Poole House
April 2005 Reps Level 3 Advanced Instructor Middlesbrough
July 2003 Cardiothoracic Rehabilitation NHS James Cook
February 2003 Certificate in Exercise on Prescription Teesside Uni
April 2002 Walking Way To Health Stewart Park
February 2002 TOP Dance Tutor Training (Schools) Middlesbrough
June 2001 LTA – Tennis Assistant Marton
January 2001 Schwinn Spinning Instructor Coulby Newham
November 2000 Pilates 21st Century Manchester
October 1999 Just Muscle – Body Pump Middlesbrough
June 1999 Dragon Boat Team Drummer Stockton
May 1998 Diet and Nutrition Lecture Middlesbrough
April 1995 RSA Exercise To Music Middlesbrough
September 1992 Step Reebok Training Course Coulby Newham
September 1989 Lifestyle Body Management ETM Middlesbrough

I am a Sole Trader, First Aider, I have Public Liability Insurance and hold a PPL licence

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