Pamela McGill, Committee Member
I started to dance at the age of 10, commencing with Ballet. After 2 years began attending Saturday morning dance classes for Ballroom and Latin American dancing at the famous Hammersmith Palais, achieving highly commended in medals and awards. From there it was decided to dance on the ‘open circuit’ as juvenile and subsequently junior, becoming a 10 dance champion.
I continued to dance in the Amateur ranks with great success. Then, turning professional at the age of 19, I danced my way round the world on cruise ships giving cabaret performances as well as teaching classes and private lessons on board.
From there I teamed up with one of the greatest dancers of that time, now sadly deceased, Geoffrey Clapham, and together our main achievement was to win the Rising Star Latin American Championships at Blackpool in 1975, as well as many other titles in the UK and abroad. With Geoffrey I embarked upon my teaching career, coaching and lecturing all over the world. To this day I have continued my love of teaching all levels from juvenile to senior, and novice to professional in many countries throughout the World.
I am on the Executive Committee of the BDF which is an organisation that recognises the importance of nurturing the talent of young dancers. We also organise major competitions throughout the year. In addition the BDF organise training camps for Youth, Amateur and Senior Competitors.
I am married to Richard who is the Manager of Dance Options and in my spare time I enjoy playing golf and cooking at home.