Scott Cole: Youlie is the best!
Scott is brother of UK Strictly’s Brendan Cole and performed regularly with him in his shows. He has recently moved to New Zealand, where he features on TV in Dancing with the Stars. Previously he was professional Latin champion of New Zealand and Scotland.
"When Youlie suggested doing my professional exams I was fairly ambivalent about it, but it was the best thing I ever did - thanks to her!
Youlie has a wealth of knowledge and experience which she is very generous with and she really broadened my technical understanding and quality of movement.
The coaching and belief I received from Youlie has been absolutely invaluable and really given me a huge confidence in my abilities. It has completely opened my mind to a different way of thinking and made me a much better teacher. I can't recommend her enough to anyone wanting to learn how to do things the right way!"
Matt Liang: Youlie takes you to the next level
Matt, from the US is an Open Competitor in UK
"Youlie has great eyes as a teacher and a judge to laser focus on your weak point in dancing. She then takes your dancing to the next level by delivery information with great accuracy of words. One can benefit from her effective advice to quickly increase dancing ability and competitiveness."
Krys: Amazing, clear and helpful
Krys, originally from Germany is an Open Competitor in UK
"Thank you so much for the lessons, I find them incredibly helpful. You have a truly amazing way of explaining the movement, and you speak a very clear language."
Anita: Youlie is patient, clear and
Malcolm and Anita are social dancers and committed followers of Strictly.
"We've been attending Youlie's Technique class on Friday evening for about a year and we are delighted to hear all the wonderful comments from our dancing friends about how much we've improved.
We find Youlie to be very patient and clear with her instruction. Even though we have no intention to compete in competitions or to do exams, Youlie is more then happy to help us improve our dancing."
Testimonial from Hannah, parent.
"Our two daughters began dancing with Youlie aged 4 and 6. The weekly sessions are both fun and rewarding – Youlie is a great, experienced teacher who is VERY patient and encouraging with young children. Within six months they were doing their first exams and soon after entered into a competition. They have learnt so much in a short space of time and look forward to going back each week."
Sue: Youlie is a dance expert!
Sue is an experienced dancer who has gone through almost all of the IDTA medal tests and competed in Open Competition for two years
"Youlie is a true technician of dance. Her lessons, both group and private, will teach you how to move, demonstrated and explained clearly. Youlie's focus is on the quality of movement rather than just learning routines, so that you learn to enjoy how you dance.
Youlie was my competitive teacher when I danced for 2 years with her husband, David. We progressed 5 levels from amateur senior beginners to senior championships in that time - winning the UK National League at Novice level and then holding 5 County Trophies.
There is an atmosphere of sharing and caring and having fun together, whilst working hard. She is able to teach any level of dancer and this encourages you to come to lessons, to ask questions and to keep practicing. Youlie will know how to help you improve after seeing you dance once, she is a dance expert!"
Natalie: Best holiday ever!
Natalie competes in Open Competition
"Been to Paros in July 2015 for Youlie's dance weekend/week in the middle of financial crisis which I was worried about, but ended up having the best ever holiday. I had cash with me so I did not experience any issues at all. But most importantly the quality and variety of teachers, teaching styles was amazing. I met great people, we had so much fun and my dancing improved visibly in just one weekend. I have also taken a wealth of knowledge with me about the dance technique. Great value for money as well if you want to improve your technique fast. We also went to a nearby town Naussa which is beautiful. I'm not a party animal per se, but really enjoyed the parties in the evenings. Youlie, thank you for organising this!"