James David Smith

James David Smith, AKA JDS, has been dancing in London since 2010. Having originally been dragged along to a dance class as a partner for his keen friend, he soon realised that despite his initial scepticism he was actually enjoying himself. JDS took it steady for the first year, attending one or two classes a week (roughly half the classes in London at the time!), but in 2012 realised dancing had turned into a full-on passion. He has since taken classes, competed and social danced around Europe and the US, and has been part of the Rhythm Rascals and Skyliners troupes. He also met his wife, Aimee, on the dancefloor. <3

JDS currently teaches at Peckham.