Based in Scarborough, Kate Buchan has over twenty seven years' teaching experience and is currently an Independent Dance Instructor with Public Liability Insurance and PRS & PPL music licences. She started dancing as a young mum, and took lessons at a local dance school for many years, completing all her B.A.T.D. Amateur Examinations in Modern Ballroom, Latin American & Disco (now known as Freestyle), gaining Highly Commended in every exam. She also represented the school in B.A.T.D. Dance Competitions (North Eastern Region) in all three disciplines. Kate was asked to help teach in adult classes in 1994, and subsequently worked for many years as an Assistant Dance Teacher, teaching mainly Adult Ballroom & Latin American, including some of the most popular sequence dances.

Kate also taught as an Assistant Dance Teacher in evening classes for North Yorkshire County Council (Adult Education) for several years. She was also employed to teach dance to teenage foreign students at Scarborough College International Summer School where she was the Dance Instructor for the two summers the School ran, and also assisted teaching entrants at the hugely successful St Catherine's Hospice 'Strictly' Fundraising event in the summer of 2012.

Other roles have included choreographing wedding dances, choreographing short dance sequences for scenes in SJT Youth Theatre productions, providing & training adult Social Dancers for the play 'Kiss Me Quickstep' at the Stephen Joseph Theatre (2016) - see photograph below - and providing an associated dance workshop.

Kate has taught as an Independent Dance Instructor for over nine years now, and classes have grown from just two a week, to several classes, plus private lessons. Kate focuses on teaching simple routines in popular Ballroom & Latin American dances, for social occasions, fun & fitness. She is currently studying towards a B.A.T.D. Associate Professional Examination in Modern Ballroom, which will allow her to enter candidates for B.A.T.D. examinations if they so wish.

Sequence Dancing Class:  please see separate page for more information, or ring 07761 061899 to enquire.

Kiss Me Quickstep Community Chorus - Stephen Joseph Theatre, 2016

Why not have a go?

The focus of our classes is very much on getting you up on the dance floor and enjoying dance as a social activity. Two left feet? No problem!

Whether you want to learn to dance for a family celebration, a cruise, a formal dinner dance, or just for fun, you can very quickly learn the basic steps and rhythms of each dance to enable you to join in, without worry and stress, and enjoy moving to the music.

A broad selection of music is played for you to dance to; not just big band music, but also pop classics and contemporary chart songs, so there's something from every decade!

Dancing is an excellent way to keep physically active and you will find it also exercises the mind! It can be enjoyed at absolutely any level of ability and every step learned gives both the dancer and the instructor (me!) a huge sense of achievement!

I absolutely love what I do, and I can't wait to meet you!

Hope to see you soon,