A PAIR of transatlantic dance champions strutted their stuff this month for Keighley ballroom and Latin fans.

Students of the AW School of Dance were able to chat with Sehyoung Jang and Adele Don following their demonstration.

Adults and children from the school were also able to dance during the special event at Victoria Hall.

Andrea Wortley, who runs the school in a purpose-built ballroom in Dalton Mills, attracted people from across Yorkshire to the event.

Among the guests was Jane Tumelty, the Director Emeritus of dance accreditation organisation IDTA.

Andrea said: “The event was run in the style of a tea dance, with lots of general ballroom, latin and sequence dancing and an afternoon tea.

“Young and old danced together and the atmosphere was fun, friendly and informal. But the piece de resistance was the demonstration from Jang and Adele.

“This was a fabulous mix of Ballroom and American styles including a breathtaking Viennese Waltz and a passionate Tango. Adults and children alike were held spellbound by their performance.

“They spent time after they danced chatting to members of the audience, particularly the children, answering questions, having photos and signing autographs.”

Jang and Adele have been dancing together for 11 years and this year celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary.

Jang is a martial arts expert, which is brought into the pair’s dances, while Adele hails from the North of England and has danced since the age of two. The pair live in America.

Andrea said: “We were honoured that they were able to dance for us during their visit to family.

“The couple are UK Professional 10 Dance Champions and British Professional Show Dance Champions and just a few days before they travelled to the UK they won the Professional Open Smooth Championships in the USA, along with the Professional Rising Star Rhythm and Smooth championships.”

AW School of Dance has been running for nine years, and in 2015 moved to its own purpose-built ballroom in Dalton Mills in 2015.

Some of the children danced live on ITV’s Good Morning Britain last November as part of the Million Minutes Campaign.

All pictures by Keith Moon.