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Xavier Navarre F.IDTA

I have been a qualified teacher of Ballroom and Latin dance for 46 years, a qualified Physical Therapist since 1990 and a practicing Meridian Therapist for 20 years. Whilst I specialise in teaching social dancers, I have never stopped investing in my own professional excellence, taking lessons with top-line professionals such as Charlotte Jorgensen, and more recently Lynn Armsby – former world No 1 in Latin dancing. I had the pleasure of being introduced to the world of Argentine Tango by Gloria & Eduardo Arquimbau.

Bill Phillips, former president of the IDTA, stated that I am one of the best dance technicians he has known.

As well as day to day teaching, I have been involved in choreography for events as diverse as London Fashion Week, The Big Breakfast, TV show and the Royal Festival Hall dance extravaganza. I have run beginner courses in the UK for the Grenadier Guards and The Law Society. I have taught in many different cultures worldwide.

Qualifications & Awards

2022 IDTA John Knight Fellowship Award – Ballroom

2022 IDTA Fellowship Ballroom

2020 IDTA Salsa Diploma

2018 IDTA Licentiate Latin

2014 IDTA Licentiate Viennese Waltz

2014 IDTA Licentiate Ballroom

2010 IDTA Argentine Tango Diploma

2004 PGC (Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration) London Metropolitan University

2000 AMT (Association of Meridian Therapists)

1996 BSc Hons University of North London

1990 ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council) Holistic Massage Therapy

1977 IDTA Associate Ballroom

1976 IDTA Associate Latin


Fellow & Life Member International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA)

Linzi Mace L.IDTA

I started dancing just for fun 12 years ago, having previously worked in tax and finance.In 2014, having been bitten by the dance bug, I began studying and training to become a professional dance teacher.

In September 2019 I set up a new dance school with my partner Xavier Navarre.


2023 IDTA Licentiate Viennese Waltz

2022 IDTA Licentiate Latin

2022 IDTA Licentiate Ballroom

2020 IDTA Salsa Diploma

2018 IDTA Argentine Tango Diploma

2018 IDTA Associate Classical Sequence

2017 IDTA Associate Latin

2016 IDTA Associate Ballroom


Licentiate International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) in Ballroom and Latin faculties

Associate IDTA in Classical Sequence faculty