Bill Davies, FISTD
Bill placed eighth in the 1978 World Championships in Tokyo Japan. He has won and been a finalist in numerous overseas championships. He is a nine time “North American Champion”, and a three time “United States Champion.” He also placed second in the “United States American Style Championships,” and has been a finalist in many Latin Championships.
From 1966 through 1972, Bill Davies was Vice Chairman and Chairman of the National Dance Council of America. He was instrumental in negotiating the original charter between The National Dance Council of American and The American Ballroom Company. This charter gave the American Ballroom Company the right to organize the annual UNITED STATES NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. Former Eastern Vice President of the Professional Dancer’s Federation.
Mr. Davies holds Membership and Fellowship degrees with the Imperial Society of Teachers Dancing and is an examiner for the North American Dance Teachers Association. Currently, he is coaching and judging amateur and professional couples throughout the world.
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Bill offers a $15 Private Lesson for First Time Students.
Bill started his professional dancing career in 1958 with the Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1963, he left Hartford for New York City to begin his independent teaching and competitive career in what is now called DanceSport.
Shortly after his arrival in New York, he was one of the founding professionals of the Pro/Am competitions which have become the main stay of U.S. events.
During his career spanning more than forty years, Bill has studied with three generations of top world class coaches, competed with five different professional partners, and was a member of the first, as well as several other United States teams which represented our country at the British Ballroom Championships held in Blackpool England.