About Me

I grew up surrounded by the glitz and glamour of competitive Ballroom dance. My grandparents Clarence and Nancy Clarke were champion dancers who went on to run a successful dance school in Rhyl, North Wales. Nancy became a judge (including on the BBC show Come Dancing which was the inspiration for Dancing with the Stars), lecturer, examiner and President of the International Dance Teacher’s Association ’78,’79,’84,’85,’90,’94,’98.
From my Grandfather I learned that basic figures danced well never go out of style. My Grandmother inspired a love for choreography and formation dance. She also taught me to never stop learning and trying new experiences and to always have a sense of humor.

My mother Patricia Hayton was also a successful competitive dancer, teacher and lecturer. Her dance school in Cheshire was called Clarry’s after my Grandfather.
As a child I studied International Dance Teacher Association examinations in International Ballroom and Latin, Classical Sequence, Freestyle and Dance Exercise. The exams helped me set goals, record progress and earn graduated awards which carry worldwide recognition. I also danced at events, competitions and professional lectures. I became a Student Dance Teacher for Clarry’s and discovered a passion for teaching. This inspired me to study Early Childhood Education at University and become a teacher and Early Childhood Education Trainer, specializing in developmentally appropriate curricula. I continued my formal dance education and became an accredited dance teacher with the International Dance Teacher’s Association specializing in professional dance instruction for children and adults.
I inherited my mother and grandparent’s love for dance, their passion for teaching and their belief that absolutely EVERYONE can learn to dance. My job is to make you successful. Dance is a fun and social way to improve your health and my full schedule of group classes and private lessons are designed to empower and inspire students to get dancing and enjoy being active. All beginner classes are designed to support new dance students and to teach the basics at a comfortable pace to help students feel fabulous and just a little bit fitter. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced dancer, I can help you reach your full potential. I will prepare you for any dancing occasion whether it’s wedding, social, health or just for fun!
Tracy Anne Wigley

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One Response to “About Me

  • Hi Tracy, I used to dance at NCSD in the 1970’s in Rhyl. I remember to this day ‘straight back Tracey-Jayne’ and ‘shoulders back and 5,6,7,8’ such happy memories. You were a small baby and your nan was always showing you off 😊

    Hope all is well in your part of the world in these crazy times.
    Warm regards

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