Saturday, 22 September 2018

Historic victory for dance teacher

THE Miles School of Dancing is celebrating an amazing success. Richard Miles recently won the prestigious

THE Miles School of Dancing is celebrating an amazing success. Richard Miles recently won the prestigious Ballroom Bill Irvine and Latin-American Pierre Trophy competitions.

Steeped in history, the Bill Irvine Trophy started way back in 1946 and the Pierre Trophy in 1963 — and are run by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

There have been many great dancers who have won these coveted trophies over the years, including Richard’s parents, Raymond and Joyce Miles.

Raymond first won the Pierre Trophy 1970 and went on to win it three times — including the first and only ever victory for a couple in 1983, when Joyce Miles also won it.

Raymond also won the Bill Irvine trophy in 1980 and 1981 and Joyce Miles successfully won a historic three victories in a row in 1987, 1988 and 1989.



Now officially the most successful family in the history of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Richard has achieved a lifetime ambition of winning these amazing titles that he and his brother Antony proudly watched their parents winning as young children.

Cheered on by family, friends and pupils of the dance school, Richard’s dance partner Michelle was also successful in winning too. The cheering definitely helped them through as the legs started to tire in the final jive.

Are you interested in learning to ballroom dance? Richard and his team will be starting a new 10-week course on Thursday, October 15, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Email info@milesschoolofdancing.co.uk to register for the course. 249



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