Dance Illustrated Instructors

Sarah Bamford
Principal of Dance Illustrated

Sarah Bamford is the Principal of Dance Illustrated.

Sarah began dancing at the age of six and competed both as a juvenile and junior winning many IDTA competitions including the South West Area Classical Sequence Medallist of the Year on several occasions.

She trained in all forms of dance as a child including ballroom, latin, classical sequence, freestyle, ballet and tap. She turned professional at the age of 23 and set up Dance Illustrated. In 1995 she received a John Dilworth scholarship nomination for classical sequence and at the age of 32 was appointed an IDTA examiner in all ballroom branches.

She has a love of teaching all forms of dance including ballroom, latin, classical sequence and freestyle to both children and adults.

Hilary SandyIDTA Associate Member

Hilary is an Associate member of the IDTA.

She started dancing at the age of eleven, passing all available exams dancing as both man and lady in ballroom and latin.

She competed in junior competitions before turning professional at the age of 18. She had a break in teaching for a few years whilst raising her 3 children, but joined Sarah at Dance Illustrated in 2010 where she subsequently gained her Associate teaching qualification (Ballroom) in 2013.

She has always been passionate in her teaching of children of all ages and strongly believes that learning to dance should be fun.