Clive Hurt is a Fellow and Examiner UKA Dance, Licentiate and Life Member ISTD, Licentiate IDTA and a Member GPTD
As a child Clive worked his way through amateur medals and competitions in Ballroom, Latin- American and Old Time dancing with both the ISTD and the IDTA, completing them by the age of 16.
Clive started to teach in Cambridge in 1981, as well as training to become a teacher with Rita Pover, Olga Wilmot and Martin Simmonds, and became one of the youngest qualified professional teachers in the area. He was also a nominee for the prestigious Phyllis Haylor Scholarship in the ISTD.
Over the years he has subsequently attained Licentiate degrees in Ballroom, Latin-American and Old Time dancing with the ISTD and the IDTA, and Fellowship degrees in all branches of dancing with the UKA Dance.
In 1991 he was examined and passed the examination to become an Examiner for the UKA Dance, which is one of the largest and most successful teaching association in the world.
Clive has served on the Ballroom branch committee of the UKA Dance, and has judged and examined both in the UK and Europe. He regularly examines all grades of amateur Medallists and Professionals, from Associates up to Fellowship candidates.
Jenny Hurt MA(Cantab), Associate UKA Dance
Jenny first started dancing at the age of 10 in Chatham, Kent where she completed her medals with the IDTA in both Ballroom and Latin before moving to Cambridge with her parents during the 1980’s.
Jenny met Clive at one of his classes and it was love at first sight for both of them and they eventually got married in 1991.
Clive trained Jenny for her Associate examinations in the UKA which she passed Highly Commended.
In addition to teaching the dance classes, Jenny is also a primary school teacher in Cambridge.
Together Clive and Jenny have had considerable success in professional competitions, winning two major sequence inventive dance competitions:
- the UKA Inventive Dance Competition with their Hampton Two Step
- the IDTA ‘Classic’ Inventive Dance Competition with their CJ Cha Cha Cha.
Jane Cradock Associate UKA
Jane started dancing in Cambridge during the 1960s and 1970s and completed all of her medals in Ballroom and Latin with the ISTD. She also assisted her dance teacher at the time with children’s dance classes.
After some time away from dancing she decided that she would like to qualify to be a dance teacher. Clive has trained her for her Latin examination which she passed in 2014.