Welcome

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Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic we are not currently running any of our normal dance classes, social dances or private dance lessons.

However we are running daily Facebook Live dance sessions for everyone to enjoy. These are generally at 7pm and are FREE sessions of around 45 minutes open to everyone! Come and find Dance Mavericks on Facebook and join in the fun!

We are also able to teach private dance lessons by appointment from our home to yours via Zoom. We are happy and able to teach anyone, single dancers included. The lesson fee is £17.50 for 30 minutes regardless of whether you are dancing in a couple or as a single dancer. Please contact us if you’d like a private lesson or if you have any questions at all. We hope to return to proper teaching soon, but this will definitely help to support us during this difficult time.
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Gareth and LisaWe are Gareth and Lisa Taplin and we run a growing successful Ballroom and Latin American dance school in East Sussex.

If you are looking for somewhere to learn, improve, or just enjoy your dancing then we have something for you.

We are both fully qualified dance teachers and have been dancing from a very young age. We have competed at the very highest level and became British Ballroom Dancing Champions and at our peak we were ranked 3rd in the World.

We pride ourselves on making dancing fun and our school is open to anyone who wants to learn. We are successful at teaching all levels of dancer from pure beginner to top level competitor and have the ability to tailor our teaching to suit your needs.

Although we are based in East Sussex, we regularly travel around the United Kingdom running our very popular dancing holidays.

We hope you enjoy using our website and find everything that you need. However, if you do have any questions then please contact us and we will try our best to help.

We regularly update the site, so please come back and visit us again!

Gareth and Lisa


What we offer

  • Various weekly group dance classes for all levels of dancer
  • Private tuition
  • Social dances
  • First dances for weddings
  • Corporate functions
  • Dance medals
  • Dancing holidays
  • Dance cabarets
  • Dance DVDs and Videos
  • Dance lectures
  • Competition adjudicating
  • Dance hosting and organising

Just some of the dances that we teach

  • Waltz
  • Cha Cha Cha
  • Foxtrot
  • Salsa
  • Tango
  • Quickstep
  • Rumba
  • Samba
  • Viennese Waltz
  • Jive
  • Paso Doble
  • Merengue
  • Plus all of the popular Sequence and Old Time dances.