John & Karen Sweeney live in Ashford, Kent in the UK and dance many
different dance styles regularly: Contra, Ceilidh, Barn Dance, Ceroc/LeRoc (Modern Jive),
Square Dancing, Salsa, Contra Waltz, West Coast Swing, Morris Dancing and more!
John has been dancing since he was 16 (yes, that is quite a long time ago!) and
teaching various forms of dance since 1973.
Dancing has been a passion for Karen since she was inspired by the original "West Side Story" film.
She has danced ever since, and now adapts the many influences gained from dancing Modern Jive, West Coast Swing,
Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Urban/Street & Hip-Hop, Swing/Lindy, Blues and Tango into
Karen and John have been dancing, demonstrating and teaching together since
2001 and love travelling and meeting dancers who, like them, are still
looking for new styles and ideas.
You can read lots more about us, our calling and our workshops here.
John & Karen helped to get contra dancing going in Paris.