Associate of the United Kingdom Alliance (UKA) since 2005
Licentiate of UKA & qualified to instruct other teachers since 2007
Successes And Media Coverage
Phil is a truly multifaceted dancer, originally trained in Ballroom, Jive, Swing and Jazz. With his origins planted deeply in Zambia and South Africa, African based dance adds an extra dimension to his dancing.
Phil became passionate about Salsa over 15 years ago, and for the last 12 years has been an inspiring teacher worldwide. He has a huge following in the North of the UK, tailoring his classes to suit all abilities, and ensuring that he really engages with his students.
Phil has been an Associate of the United Kingdom Alliance (UKA) since 2005, and in 2007 became a Licentiate of UKA and is qualified to instruct other teachers. However, it is those taking their first tentative steps onto the dance floor that Phil feels really committed to and prides himself on motivating new comers to join the Salsa world.
On the dance floor, Phil is a charismatic dancer, adding flavour and taking musicality to new heights, seasoned pro or beginner, you feel fantastic, and are sure to have fun. Always one for bringing something fresh to the floor, if you happen to catch him once the music starts, get him to take you through a Jive Swing Rueda.
Phil is also a keen competitor, and he loves the focus it brings to his performances. It all stepped up a gear in Miami where, with his partner Leah, he became a finalist in the World Salsa Federation Championships in 2006. Following Miami, they have built an impressive track record in the competitive world arena, and were Cup Winners in 2007 and currently hold the IDO World Champion Salsa Shine title, along with many other Championship achievements.
June 2006 Instructors Diploma – American Style Swing, Foxtrot, Walz and Tango
Member of World Salsa Federation
Phil`s list of competitions is never ending
Him and his dance partners have competed in numerous IDO Northwest, Midlands, National, European and World Championships not only in the Salsa category but also in Merengue and Bachata.
His series of success started in 2002 when him and his dance partner reached a joint 2nd in the British National Championship. In the years 2003 and 2005 Phil was named Northwest and Midland Salsa Champion.
His yet most exciting experience was the participation in the World Salsa Championships held in Miami in 2006. Together with Leah, he was crowned World Salsa Federation Champion. Being unstoppable he added the Title of IDO European Cup for Salsa and Bachata in Latvia in 2007, followed by the World Champion Title in 2008 held in Nauders, Austria.