Karen Hardy Dance


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My professional career

In August of 1994, I turned professional after being asked by Bryan Watson an already well known and highly respected South African dancer. Our partnership was an overnight phenomenal success.

During my five years together with Bryan we battled against the greatest champions of the World to date representing England, namely; Donnie Burns MBE and Gaynor Fairweather MBE, Sammy Stopford and Barbara MaCall, Corky and Shirley Ballas, Jukka Happalinan and Sirpa Suttari, Hans Galke and Bianca Schrieber, Allan Tornsberg with Vibeke Toft and later with Carmen Vincelj, Paul Killick with Karina Killikova and later with Vibeke Toft and Jason Gilkison and Peta Roby. We travelled extensively throughout the world to destinations such as Asia, Europe, the Americas, Scandinavia and South Africa all in our efforts to be champions of the world.

Respect was gained through our teaching, demonstrating and lecturing worldwide and in 1996 the Ballroom Dancers Federation, a leading authority associated with the ballroom and Latin dance profession, named us as "the most outstanding professional Latin American couple" for 1995/96, and we went on to receive the prestigious Carl Alan award for "services to the dance world".

Before my retirement from the competitive world of dance in March 1999 my successful partnership with Bryan saw us as undefeated, United Kingdom, International, British National, World Masters, Open Italian, Yankie Classic, London Open, Osaka World Trophy Champions of Latin American Dance.

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