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with Amanda

Official accredited

Gold Graded FitSteps Instructor

Ex Ballroom and Latin American championship competitor A la Strictly 




Ian Waite, Natalie Lowe and Mark Foster
Pioneers of FitSteps

Seniors who've exercised 30 or more years have health of those in their 20s, study finds (click here)

FitSteps is the hot new exercise workout devised by Strictly's Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe in conjuction with swimmer Mark Foster, who competed on Strictly, who have taken the best of Ballroom and Latin, mixing it with the latest, proven ways to get fit FAST and deliver the most exciting, fun, FAB-U-LOUS exercise class ever… burning calories in a class, whilst toning, shaping and strengthening your body, core, muscles and joints.  Perfect to help health issues like bad knees, backs, stress and anxiety too. Different level classes to suit all ages to 80!  Perfect for mums, new mums wanting to get their figures back, people on weight loss programmes, retired and semi-retired people and people who just love to socialise, love music and love to dance and have fun.


With FitSteps you will tone, shape and lose weight and with high impact and high intensity moves can even burn up to 600 calories in a class which is the equivalent of an intensive circuit training class.... . Hence losing weight. This amazingly fun workout is based upon all your favourite "Strictly" dances like the Waltz, Jive, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, American Smooth to name a few so you will learn some of the proper steps that the professionals perform whilst getting both a cardio and/or non cardio workout, both high and/or low intensity. 
You will be enjoying the music and dance elements so much you will not even realise you are exercising and yet the results are extremely effective. All dances can be adapted to low or high impact moves with low or high intensity thus being suited to all ages and abilities and all levels of fitness and health including those with health issues that will improve through exercise.
FitSteps is suited to ages 8 to 80, fully fit and a regular gym trainer or retired with a false knee... everyone can enjoy this incredible, social and fun workout so call me for more information so I can recommend the most suitable class for you to join with like minded similar level participants...... and ladies and gents you DO NOT NEED A PARTNER as this is all danced solo!



No more groaning "oh no I really should get down to the gym" now you don't have to be surrounded by fitness fiends that make you feel uncomfortable and inadequate (unless, of course, you want to be in a class full of super fit people, in which case you pick my advanced class) pick FitSteps and attend a slower or medium paced class with similar aged and ability people  - come to to FitSteps instead of the gym and work at the pace that suits you!  You even get the opportunity to attend Masterclasses held by the Strictly stars Ian and Natalie and can attend the Christmas Event at Blackpool should you so wish, to meet up with oher FitSteppers from all over the world.





Just wear comfortable loose clothing that enables you move without restriction like leggins and a T shirt or similar and a pair of light-weight trainers tthat do not have a rubber or sticky sole - you need to be able to pivot and swivel on your balls of your feet and we don't want to damage your knees so they must not stick to the floor.   Remember this is a dance EXERCISE class not a dance class so no latin or ballroom shoes please.  Split sole dancer trainers are perfect if you have them but not jazz shoes as you will be (at some point) jumping/bouncing and so need the thick sole to absorbe the impact. Bring a water bottle to keep hydrated and, most importantly, your sense of humour and a smile!  


Please arrive wearing your face mask.  You may remove this once class has started.  Please bring hand gel although the various venues are providing this at the entraces and this must be used on arrival and departure and you must follow the individual hall's In and Out routes where applicable.  I will be zapping you with a forehead thermometer on arrival and noting the readings for track and trace.  All students must register for each class even if it is half an hour before by contacting me by phone, text, whatsapp or email.  You will all be dancing in your own space which will be marked out and where possible, for maximum ventilation doors/windows will be left open whatever the weather! If you have a cough please do not come even if you have paid for your class - replace it with a zoom class instead.  Be Covid safe - keep your distance socially and do not be tempted to hug your classmates even though you have not seen them since March 2020!!  Thank you. 


Click here for TIMETABLE

 Addresses and maps on Timetable page


Robertsbridge Village Hall

Battle Sport Centre - Claverham

Battle Memorial Hall 

Northiam Village Hall 

Robertsbridge Village Hall

St Andrews Church Hall Tenterden

Easy parking at all venues

About me..... 


I trained in ballet, tap and modern, jazz and also ballroom and Latin American classes with the famous Peggy Spencer.  As the years progressed I started competitive dancing “A la Strictly” as a Junior, then gave up ballet and modern to concentrate on the Ballroom and Latin American competitions, I entered and won Pre-champ competitions and then moved on to Amateur Open status having private lesson and being judged by many of the legends like Len Goodman and Doreen Freeman.  When I was introduced to FitSteps it was therefore a no-brainer that I should qualify as one of their instructors so I am now retuning to my dance passion as an instructor to pass on my knowledge and passion for Ballroom and Latin and "Dancing yourself Fit"

I qualified as a Gold graded instructor in December 2018 ..... I run 7 classes in villages and towns in East Sussex and Kent both day time and evening – I  offer classes for different levels so that no one feels out of their comfort zone and the speed of the class and music choice is geared to the participants. For those that have maybe danced before or who go to gym classes and are quick at picking up choreography I coach a faster paced class so you get challenged too.   Speak to me about the best class for you.  My slowest class is the Battle Memorial Hall class on a Monday at 11.45. I also offer 10 classes a week on zoom and technique classes too as well as private and small group classes at my studio at home in Hastings.

I have compiled my timetable so click the link above.   Come and have have some fun and a social hour dancing with me whilst getting fit at the same time!  New joiners are welcome at all times as I do go through the steps of the dances so you will soom pick up the routines.

Class Pricing 
All classes are 55 minutes

Due to Covid I am trying to avoid handling cash. Ad hoc classes are £7 cash per class but if you pay 4 weekly into my bank it is £25.  The Zoom classes are £25 for one class a week by bank transfer or £35 for unlimited classes to be paid 4 weekly. Private and small group classes are £25 per hour.  The Ballroom and Latin learn to dance with a partner ready for your next formal function or wedding is £10pp for the two hour class on a Sunday.

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If you enoy the classes there are also opportunities to attend Masterclasses with Ian and Natalie up and down the country and annually there is a Christmas Party with lesson and evening dinner and event at the amazing Blackpool Tower Ballroom