Dancing like the stars

Even if you think you have two left feet, you can be taught to dance, says dance teacher Linda Rayner.

Just as the actors, sports personalities and television show hosts who make a clumsy debut on shows such as Dancing with the Stars improve dramatically during the course of the competition, so can you.

Linda is teaching six-week courses in salsa and beginners’ ballroom dancing at Miss Jackie’s School of Dance, starting 25 April.

“It’s so nice to watch people on the first night struggle with the steps, then to see them gliding around the floor by week six. It gives me great satisfaction and pride to watch the transformation,” she says.

Those interested in improving their dance technique can choose from beginners’ salsa, level 2 salsa or ballroom dancing, which will cover the basics of the waltz, foxtrot, quickstep and tango.

You don’t need a partner as there are assistants on hand to partner if numbers are uneven and handouts with all the steps and variations are given out at the end of the course.

With 35 years teaching experience behind her, 12 years as a professional dancer and having sat alongside Len Goodman of Dancing with the Stars and Strictly Come Dancing fame at the European Ballroom Championships, there are few people in Cayman better qualified to teach you to dance like a star.