About Martins Dance Centre
Martins Dance Centre opened on 5th December 1937, and up to the present day has continually provided the people of Merseyside with lessons in all types of dancing.
It was owned and operated by Mr Billy Martin, a name that was synonymous with Ballroom Dancing throughout Merseyside, and his wife Pauline, who during the war years continued to run classes on her own.
Mr Martin was a founder member of the ALLIED ASSOCIATION TEACHERS OF DANCING which was inaugurated in 1921 by Professional Teachers from Merseyside to create a uniform technique for Ballroom Dancing. It is now known as the ALLIED DANCING ASSOCIATION and is a Corporate Member British Dance Council. Mr Martin was for many years President of the Association.
Private lessons by arrangement. Please contact us for details.
Now owned and run by Mr John and Mrs Suzanne Murphy. Known to all their members as Sue and John they hold FELLOWSHIP qualifications with the ALLIED DANCING ASSOCIATION, MEMBERSHIP qualifications with the I.D.T.A., and MEMBERSHIP qualifications with the U.K.A. in all Branches i.e. Standard Ballroom, Latin, Old Time, and Argentine Tango. Sue is also qualified in Disco. John was President of the ALLIED from 1997 -1999 and was Vice President from 1999-2001.
John has recently been re elected as President for a two year term May 2013 - may 2015. Sue and John are both Members of the Executive Council of the Allied and Examiners Premises
The Centre has 4 teaching studio's and a large main ballroom for practice 7 night's a week. Also on site is a licensed bar and bar lounge and to the rear of the lounge a garden patio where drinks can be taken.