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PRINCIPLES

STEPHEN & SARAH SUMMERS 

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Summers In Time Dance Studio and Dance In Time Boutique
are run by 
Stephen & Sarah Summers 
 
Stephen & Sarah have been together since 1992 and competed as professionals in Ballroom & Latin until 1997 when they stopped to help run Sarah's parents, Roy & Mary Knight, with their dance studio in Nottingham and also to start their own dance studio - Summers in Time Dance Studio - based at several locations around Nottingham.

In 2017 Stephen & Sarah expanded their business and opened Summers Knight Dance Studios in Hockley Nottingham 
(Formally the Roy & Mary Knight Dance Studio) following the passing of both of Sarah's parents.

After the forced closure of Summers Knight Dance Studio in 2022, the business moved to a brand new purpose built studio in Woodthorpe, named Summers In Time Studio, and this is now their permanent dancing home.

 
Stephen started dancing at the age of eight taking his IDTA exams in Freestyle, Ballroom and Latin and competed through juvenile, junior, youth and amateur rankings. He made 2 British Youth finals at Blackpool and ranked in the top 12 Amateur Ballroom dancers. He has also appeared on 2 series of BBC'S original Come Dancing plus other TV programmes.
 
Sarah has been dancing since she could walk at her parents dance studio (Roy & Mary Knight's). From the age of 3, Sarah started taking her IDTA exams in Freestyle, Ballroom and Latin and, at the age of 4, Sarah competed in Freestyle, Slow, Disco and Rock n Roll. She was a championship level dancer by the age of 9, winning many championships around the UK including the UK All England Championships.
At the age of 17, Sarah turned professional and opened her own studio with the help from her mum and dad which was based in Arnold. She continued to travel around the UK every weekend judging at many of the major freestyle competitions. 
By the age of 19, Sarah had trained many students to championship freestyle level and had the top freestyle studio in Nottingham. Sarah continues to enjoy teaching freestyle and now has some of her students she trained teaching at the studio.


In 2017 Stephen & Sarah returned to compete in professional Ballroom & Latin and 10 Dance, going on to win many more titles.

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ACHIEVEMENTS

3 x WORLD PROFESSIONAL (Over 40’s) 10 DANCE CHAMPIONS

2014 - 2015 - 2016

WORLD PROFESSIONAL (Over 40’s) BALLROOM VICE CHAMPIONS

2017

3 x WORLD PROFESSIONAL (Over 40’s) LATIN AMERICAN VICE CHAMPIONS

2014 - 2015 - 2017

ITALIAN PROFESSIONAL BALLROOM & LATIN CHAMPIONS

 

UK (CLOSED) PROFESSIONAL 10 DANCE VICE CHAMPIONS

2015


ENGLISH (CLOSED) PROFESSIONAL BALLROOM VICE CHAMPIONS


ENGLISH (CLOSED) PROFESSIONAL 10 DANCE VICE CHAMPIONS


ALL ENGLAND PROFESSIONAL BALLROOM CHAMPIONS


UK (CLOSED) PROFESSIONAL BALLROOM FINALISTS


UK (CLOSED) PROFESSIONAL LATIN AMERICAN FINALISTS


UK (OPEN) PROFESSIONAL 10 DANCE FINALISTS


EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL 10 DANCE SEMI-FINALISTS 2015


BRITISH NATIONAL LATIN AMERICAN SHOWDANCE FINALISTS


BRITISH NATIONAL BALLROOM SEMI-FINALISTS


BRITISH NATIONAL LATIN AMERICAN SEMI-FINALISTS


WORLD PROFESSIONAL 10 DANCE QUARTER FINALISTS


2 x DPA (OPEN TO THE WORLD) BALLROOM GRAND PRIX VICE CHAMPIONS


U.S.A. GRAND NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL BALLROOM FINALISTS


SOUTH OF ENGLAND PROFESSIONAL BALLROOM VICE CHAMPIONS

Ian & Jannine (NuSteps)

IAN & JANINNE

Ian and Jannine both started dancing at the age of 6. Ian started in Tap, Ballet and Modern but then at the age of 13 got the Ballroom and Latin bug and decided he wanted to make his mark. Jannine went along to a trial day at a Ballroom and Latin school and never looked back. She completed all of her medal exams and then moved on to the open competition circuit.

They have both competed throughout the UK, achieving numerous titles along the way. Both have been very fortunate to travel the world with dancing. Ian through time on cruise ships, demonstrating and teaching whilst Jannine held the title of Vice Champion in the UK 10 Dance Championship and through this got to represent England in Professional European and World 10 Dance Championships.

Ian and Jannine teamed up in 2015 to teach the Leicester University Dancesport team, helping the team to achieve great success in the University competition circuit.

They aim to pass on their knowledge and experience to others through their passion, love and drive for Ballroom and Latin dancing.

Both are IDTA qualified and DBS checked.

Kerry Hickling

KERRY HICKLING

 

Kerry started as a pupil with Sarah at the age of 5 and has now been teaching with Summers In Time for over 20 years.

Kerry started off doing competitions and then went on to teach, her main focus has been with the competitors and has trained pupils to premier championship level.

Kerry is also an adjudicator at competitions under the IDTA and ADPF.

She had also choreographed routines for our school shows at London and Disney.

Anna Hucknall

ANNA HUCKNALL

Anna has had an abundance of dance training throughout her life as she started at the age of 3 competing across the UK in Disco Freestyle with Summers In Time.


She has competed at the highest level - Premiere Champ - before retiring at the age of 17 to work professionally as a dancer. She has also studied Contemporary dance, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Ballroom and Latin as well as delving in to further street dance styles such as: Vogue, Chicago Footwork and Litefeet.

Anna has travelled across the world competing and performing in places as grand as Disneyland Paris, World of Dance LA and Hip Hop Kings Amsterdam. She has won a variety of titles and now teaches regularly across the UK.

Alice Selby

ALICE SELBY

Alice has been a part of Summers In Time for over 20 years. Alice qualified with her International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) in 2017.

Alice has danced in our shows in Nottingham as well as performing in London at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Saddlers Wells and the Royal Albert Hall as well as dancing in Disneyland Paris.

Alice also competed across the country and reached Intermediate level in Freestyle. Alice currently runs the Top Valley Branch of Summers In Time alongside Rebecca & two helpers - Ellie and Erica. She also runs a Freestyle / Exam and Commercial class on Mondays at the studio, as well as running 1-1 private lessons.

Loren Moon

LOREN MOON

Loren has been teaching with Summers In Time for over 10 years. Loren competed in Freestyle competitions and performs and choreographs for shows in London, Disneyland Paris and Disneyland Florida.

Loren created the SKD elite team through Summers Knight Dance Studio where they rehearse to perform all over the country.

Loren is also the head coach for the cheerleaders at The Nottingham Hoods basketball team. Loren runs classes for Summers In Time throughout the week.

Loren also creates and sells her dance active wear called SPIRIT11 through the Dance In Time Boutique.

Christie Brown

CHRISTIE BROWN

Christie started dancing at Summers In Time at the age of 8, starting with performing in our shows and then in our London performances.

She found her love for Freestyle dance at the age of 10 and was trained by Sarah to Championship level. 
Christie has competed all over the UK and won the Skegness Championships in both Rock and Roll and Street Pairs. She then went on to win more titles in Freestyle, including the East Midlands Championships in Freestyle Solo and Slow Dance. She also became the East of England Slow Dance Champion and was a finalist at Ultimate Dancer.

Christie retired from competing at the age of 19 and has reignited her love for dance teaching at our studio, supporting with the IDTA freestyle competition training, shows and exams.

Connie Austin

CONNIE AUSTIN

Connie began dancing for Summers In Time at the age of 3, performing in multiple shows including in London and Disneyland Paris.

She has also competed in Freestyle competitions across the UK, making her way up to Premier Champion standard and winning different titles across England.
Connie also made it down to the final 8 in the Freestyle World Championships.

She has been teaching for 5 years and has now become part of the Summers In Time teaching team, specialising in the Lyrical and Contemporary styles of dance.

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JESSICA NEWHAM

Jessica has been with Summers In Time since the age of 4. She has performed in many shows and displays as well as taking her IDTA exams in Freestyle, Ballroom & Latin.

Jessica now assists Sarah in all her Dance and Acrobatic Arts classes.

 

Sydney Wile

SYDNEY WILE

Sydney started dancing when she was 4 years old with Summers In Time. She left Summers In Time after performing in many shows and dance exams and went on to perform for a street dance team but always found her way back to Summers.

From then on, she continued to develop her dancing skills specialising in Street dance and competed in many national dance competitions. Sydney became the 3rd British Street dance Championship soloist in 2017.

With her growing love for dance, she continues to dance and perform and has now opened up her own class at our studio and also loves to teach at her afterschool club.

Isobel Benson

ISOBEL BENSON

Isobel Benson has been dancing with Sarah Summers since she was three. With Summers In Time Ltd, she has performed nationally and internationally, at venues such as The Royal Albert Hall and Disney World Orlando.

 

Isobel takes IDTA exams with Summers In Time. She currently works at a Star 5 grade in Latin and Ballroom dance and Presidents’ Award 5 in Freestyle dance; with a Pre-Associate IDTA teaching qualification.

 

In 2017 and 2019 Isobel won the Nottingham Young Creative Award for dance. Since 2016 Isobel has been part of the National Centre for Advanced Training, where she trains in contemporary dance and ballet. Isobel also trains weekly with Next Door Dance Youth Company. With NDDYC Isobel has performed at the the national U.Dance Festival in both 2017 and 2019.

 

In September 2022 Isobel started studying on the BA (Hons) Dance (Contemporary) course at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance Conservatoire.

Danielle Buchanan

DANIELLE BUCHANAN

Danielle is our new latin and ballroom teacher and will be available for private lessons. She will also be helping out in our kids latin and ballroom classes.

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