The Zig Zag Dance Factory was established in 1994 by the Internationally famous dance partnership & award-winners

Warren Bullock and Jane Phillips

MBATD MUKAPTD BB LA WDDSC BDC
After a lifetime of representing the UK in all major competitons around the globe and featuring in numerous British, European and World finals, in 1997 they retired from professional competitions to primarily concentrate on teaching, which today, is still their first love and priority.
 

They are greatly in demand as coaches and for adjudicating and lecturing.  Additionally, their Cruise & Dance Holidays continue to attract dancers from all over the world where Warren and Jane host fabulous workshops on world class cruise ships.

Shirley Johnson AUKAPTD BB LA

Who, with her previous dancing partner, completely dominated the Senior competitive field in the Midlands, becoming the undefeated City of Birmingham Champions, Worcester and Hereford Champions and the Midlands Champions.

They became British Team members and have represented the nation in Holland, Yugoslavia, Italy, Spain, Monaco, and Monte Carlo, and have been finalists in the world’s premier competition, the British Championships.

On retiring from the competitive field, Shirley qualified with the United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dancing and is now one of the most popular managers of a branch of the successful Zig Zag Dance Factory, teaching a variety of Ballroom, Latin American, Salsa, Disco, Rock’ n Roll classes to both social and competitive dancers.

India & Thor

Laura  Fox

International level Ballroom Dancer she on a mission to become the new British Champions.  Laura started originally in the children’s classes at Zig Zag and has gone on to become and Internationally known ballroom dancer.

Recently back from the USA where she became a Grand Finalist in the US Open, Laura is now back working hard at Zig Zag where her dedication and passion for dance is second to none.

Laura teaches social classes at one of the Zig Zag branches and also teaches private lessons to both social and competitive dancers.

Judy Lane – Personal Assistant (PA)
Judy is PA to Warren and Jane and is the friendly voice of Zig Zag on the phone.  She helps with office administration and the day to day running of the company.  She usually works Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12.00 noon to 7.30pm.

Katie Wallis

Katie is one of our active competitive dancers having been a winner at Champions of Tomorrow and Stars of the Future and also competes in the British National Championships. Katie started as a young child in our children’s classes and has progressed through the the years to become the wonderful dancer she is today.  Katie runs the classes at our Wylde Green branch and is also our formation teacher at the Streetly branch where she is a huge hit.  Strong clear teaching with a friendly smile, Katie is also available for private lessons.

Maddy Webb

Maddy, together with her husband Richard  were former competition dancers and finalists of ‘Champions of Tomorrow’ and Stars of the Future’, Richard and Maddy have proved very popular with our social dance classes in Wolverhampton, Wombourne and Codsall and are loved by everyone!  Maddy is particularly loved at the children’s classes where her friendly girl next door personality is calming and reassuring…and she makes fantastic cakes for them too!

Richard Webb

Richard with his wife Maddy (above) is a strong and reassuring teacher at the classes with clear teaching delivered with a splash of humour and is a great teacher.

Mary Phillips

Mary can be seen at many of the Zig Zag Dance classes and social events is always on hand to make you welcome and give some extra help .   Mary also teaches some of the children’s beginner classes and is particularly loved by our youngest members . Her sense of humour and friendly personality is invaluable to the school.

Sharon Lewis & Neil Skeldon

Sharon and Neil are winners at Stars of the Future and Champions of Tomorrow and also assist at the classes, social events and help with the Formation Teams and bring their own unique energy to the classes.

Emma Harkness

A very active member of the Zig Zag family, Emma teaches at several of the Zig Zag venues and is especially fond of teaching at our children’s classes and is a valuable and skilled team member.

Tony & Joyce Bridgewood

Tony & Joyce have been with the Zig Zag family for many years and are always available to lend a friendly hand at the classes and social events where they are a valuable asset to the team.

Competitive Coaches

George Coad & Pat Thompson

George and Pat are former 3 times British Amateur Champions and are one of the most famous icon names in Ballroom Dancing today.We have been privileged to have George and Pat teach at our studio on many occasions passing on their wonderful knowledge and expertise where they are frequent guest teachers.

Alex & Lisa Ivanets

Alex and Lisa are the reigning United Kingdom Professional Latin American champions and are the UK’s representatives in the European and World Professional Championships.  Based in Southampton, they are frequent visitors to our studios where we are delighted to have them help guide our dancers to becoming the countries best.

Maurizio Vescovo

Maurizio is a former World Amateur Champion and now a grand finalist in all world wide Professional Latin competitions.  Hailing originally from Italy but now based in Canada, it is a privilege when he finds time to visit our studio to train our students around his busy schedule.

Lyn Marriner 

Lyn is the former World Professional Ballroom Champion.  Based in Asia for many months of the year, we are always delighted to have her drop in and pass on her expertise to our competitors whenever we can get her.

Michael Wentink

Michael is a former World Amateur Latin Champion and occasional drops into Zig Zag on some of his many pit stops around the world to teach for us. Originally from South Africa, he is in demand all over the world as a premium coach and innovator.

Anton Sboev & Patrizia Raniz

Anton and Patrizia hail from Poland and Russia originally but are now based in London.  Widely known as one of the fastest rising Professional Latin couples in  the world, they have already notched up some impressive results including being runners up in the British Open Professional Rising Stars and being quarter finalists in all of the worlds main competitions.  Their precision and dramatic choreography is an inspiration to our pupils.

Richard Still and Morgan Hemphill

Richard and Morgan are 4 times United Kingdom 10 dance champions and were a partnership formed at Zig Zag.  Morgan started originally in our beginners classes at Sutton Coldfield, they have now gone to be in demand as teachers and demonstrators all over the world when not at Zig Zag where they bring their own sparkle!

Carole Smythe

Carole is an International adjudicator and high level competitive coach who’s input we are delighted to have whenever she can fit us into her busy schedule.

Andrey Surbu & Alexandra Hixon

Andrey (originally from Moldovia) and Alexandra (from Bournemouth) are currently one of the UK’s leading Amateur Ballroom stars and compete all over the world representing the UK.  Known for their artistry and musicality, we absolutely love having them visit our studios to work their magic.

All of these valuable team members either teach, assist or partner at many of the Zig Zag Dance Factory adult and children’s classes throughout the Midlands. Many of them are also available for private lessons.

Class Assistants
Tony & Joyce Bridgewood
Elaine Jones
Claire Service
Aimee Jones
Barbara Quinn
Kim Johns
Judy Cree
Katie Walton
Katie Wallis
Lily Mae Pearson

Due to BDC & EADA rulings regarding competitors, please note that some of the people mentioned in the sections above are not teachers but attend classes on a voluntary basis to partner pupils without partners.

Get in touch with our team members today and see how we can help you.

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