The Honoraries

Anthony Hurley, Honorary President

Anthony Hurley was the Ballroom Dancers Federation Chairman between 1993 – 2001

Joy Weller, Honorary Vice President

Richard Gleave CBE, Honorary Vice President

Nine times World Ballroom Champions (1973 to 1981).

Queen’s birthday honours list 2012: OBE for serves Ballroom Dancing.

The honour of the Commander of the Order of The British Empire for Services to Dance, in Her Majesty the Queen’s 2020 Birthday Honours List

Steve Powell, Honorary Vice President

Vice-President WDC , Vice-Chairman Competitive Dance Executive Committee. Past Vice-President Ballroom Dancers Federation.
Winner of the Sonny Binick Life-time Achievement Award for services to Ballroom Dancing.
Former Multiple European Professional Ballroom Finalist, Multiple World Professional Ballroom Semi-finalist.

David Sycamore, Honorary Vice President

David Sycamore served as a member of the Ballroom Dancers’ Federation’s Executive Committee for 25 years, including eight years as Honorary Secretary, before being elected as an Honorary Vice-President in 2019.  During this time he was a delegate for the BDF to the British Dance Council and also sat on the BDC’s Rules Committee and International Professional Affairs Committee.

For his dedication to Ballroom Dancing, David, along with his partner Denise, was awarded the Sonny Binick Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Ballroom Dancing in 2018.

Following a successful competitive career, which saw them winning titles including the World Professional 10-Dance Championship five times and the World Professional Latin Showdance Championship, David & Denise are in great demand as coaches of contemporary competitors.  David is also a member of the Education Department of the World Dance Council, which seeks to enlighten future generations of dancers.

David continues to play an active role within the BDF, attending EC meetings when possible as well as serving on some sub-committees and representing the BDF at IPAC meetings.

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