Lawrence James & Emma Tarrant

Lawrence’s dancing career stared at the age of 5 and at 14 he became UK Latin champion and British team captain, which lead him in later years to be world amateur Latin finalist in the Italian and Paris open. Following a successful competitive career, Lawrence went into teaching and passed his associate examination attaining 99% in both the practical and theoretical Sections.

He broadened his horizons by switching forms and attained a first class degree in contemporary dance at AUB university. This paved the way for an apprenticeship with the Jasmin Vardimon company where he worked and performed in her company’s U.K tour of “Tomorrow”.

Lawrence spent 4 months in 2016 on set, working and dancing in the ITV production “The halcyon” which premiered in January 2017. As well as this he also danced/performed in the cinematic production of “Far from the Madding Crowd” which premiered in cinemas on April 2015. Most recently Lawrence has worked employed by choreographer “Paul Harris” as a lead dancer in the Netflix original ‘Thanks for the Memories’. His specialised projects include performing and teaching with step change studios, their company specialise in ballroom and Latin with able and disabled artists. He performed three numbers their at headline show in Sadler’s Wells London and taught a workshop outside the National Theatre on the Thames. (2018 – present).

Day to day, Lawrence is a resident teacher/choreographer at PDSW and Dance Crazy and Euro Tanze Center in Germany, training his students for exam’s, shows, medals and Pro-Am competitions.

Emma started dancing at the age 3, training mainly in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and Disco Freestyle. At the age of 6 Emma began her Ballroom and Latin career, working her way through the examination system, After a successful competitive career, Emma then went into teaching earning her associate examination. 2010 brought Emma to Mauritius for the ‘Dance Extravaganza” as the headline act. Whilst in Mauritius Emma was lucky enough to be invited to judge the competition and work with the students as a teacher. In 2011 Emma went on tour as a backing dancer for “The heat is on the Musical’

Currently Emma has combined her love of dance and fashion working for DSI London as a Costume Coordinator and Special Projects Manager. Emma has worked with many professional dancers to style there shows such as Strictly’s Pasha Kovalev and Giovanni Pernice, as well as working with spin of shows such as Lets Dance and Dancing with the Stars in Ireland, Costa Rica, Norway, Sweden and France to name a few. As well as working with DSI Emma is also a resident teacher at Dance Crazy in Bournemouth.

Although having been members of the same dance school since the ages of 6 and 8, Lawrence and Emma have only been training together since 2013. In this this time they have been working towards their professional teaching qualifications and have performed many demonstrations for corporate events, dance productions and weddings. Lawrence and Emma were also featured dancers in cinematic production of Agatha Christie’s Crooked House.

Nov : 29th – 1st (Fri – Sun)
Festival Weekend with Optional Up To 8 Hours Tuition

  • Tuition with Lawrence & Emma
  • Tuition With Ryan & Olesia

After many years of searching, we have finally found a quality hotel with two daytime teaching ballrooms and a spacious dance floor, that will easily accommodate a hundred plus dancers for evening dancing….

We are therefore reintroducing our successful Ballroom Festival weekends with Ryan and Olesia Wilson, and Lawrence James and Emma Tarrant who will be offering their optional non stop revolving workshops throughout Saturday and Sunday. Each workshop in either skilled/competent or social dancer option will be 60 mins long with 15 mins supervised practice time after each session and the opportunity to video the steps and timing after each session.

Saturday morning Waltz, Afternoon Quickstep, Sunday morning Foxtrot, and Sunday afternoon, Tango. The timings will be such that if you wish to take one set of tuition from each couple on each genre, ( we recall many of you did take that option last time ), you will be able to choose that option.

As always, dancing every evening to the renowned Eden Nights music collection. The holiday includes dinner, bed and breakfast and can be taken as a two night or a three night stay with dancing also on Sunday night, so you have the option to complete all the tuition on Sunday, and then leave, or stay on for an extra long weekend and a relaxed finale of dancing on the Sunday night.

The Webbington Spa Hotel in Loxton, Somerset is a superior 3 star hotel which has an extremely comfortable and relaxed ambience, good food… a beautiful Spa, (included in your package ) and the hotel has plenty of free parking and is easily accessible from several directions including being only 10 mins off the M5.

The previous Festival holidays always sold out so pls book early to reserve your space on what will be a fabulous pre Christmas November weekend for ballroom dancing.

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection.. plus optional 8 hours tuition

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Jan : 17th – 19th (Fri – Sun)
Winter Ball Weekend, with Opt Foxtrot Tuition, Lawrence & Emma

  • Tuition with Lawrence & Emma

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

Optional Foxtrot Tuition with Lawrence & Emma

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May : 1st – 4th (Fri – Mon)
May Bank Holiday Ball Weekend with Opt Quickstep Tuition with Lawrence & Emma

  • Tuition with Lawrence & Emma

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

Optional quickstep tuition with Lawrence & Emma

A single supplement applies to this hotel

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May : 15th – 18th (Fri – Mon)
May Ball Weekend with Opt Waltz Tuition with Lawrence & Emma

  • Tuition with Lawrence & Emma

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

Optional waltz tuition with Lawrence & Emma

A single supplement applies to this hotel

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Sep : 11th – 14th (Fri – Mon)
Summer Ball Weekend with Opt Ballroom Tango Tuition with Lawrence & Emma

  • Tuition with Lawrence & Emma

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

Optional ballroom tango tuition with Lawrence & Emma

A single supplement applies to this hotel

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Sep : 25th – 28th (Fri – Mon)
Late Summer Ball with Opt Jive Tuition with Lawrence & Emma

  • Tuition with Lawrence & Emma

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

Optional jive tuition with Lawrence & Emma

A single supplement applies to this hotel

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Oct : 2nd – 5th (Fri – Mon)
Autumn Ball Weekend with Opt Samba Tuition, Lawrence & Emma

  • Tuition with Lawrence & Emma

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

Optional samba tuition, Lawrence & Emma

A single supplement applies to this hotel

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Jan : 15th – 19th (Fri – Tue)
Winter Ball Weekend, with Opt Foxtrot Tuition, Lawrence & Emma

  • Tuition with Lawrence & Emma

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

Optional foxtrot tuition with Lawrence & Emma

A single supplement applies to this hotel

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