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Mr. Donnie Burns

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Phone: +49 *** *****  HQ Phone
World Dance & Dance Sport Council
384 Bethnal Green Road
Bethnal Green , London E2 0AH
United Kingdom

Company Description: The World Dance Council Ltd, until 1st June 2006 known as the World Dance & Dance Sport Council Ltd (WD&DSC), fomerly the International Council of Ballroom Dancing...   more

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Donnie Burns MBE President ..., 1 Aug 2014 [cached]
Donnie Burns MBE President WDC Historical Committee Education Department Committee
BDFI2013 BDFI Congress At The Embassy Championships, 14 Dec 2013 [cached]
Donnie Burns & Gaynor Fairweather
Donnie Burns & Gaynor Fairweather
Donnie and Gaynor became fourteen times World Professional Latin American Champions and World Showdance Champions on the only occasion they entered. They were later awarded the MBE for their service to Dance.
After their legendary successful competitive career they now travel the World coaching, adjudicating and lecturing. Donnie is also the President of the World Dance Council. Donnie now lives in California and Gaynor splits her time between her homes in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.
Donnie commenced with explaining that to prepare for this lecture he and Gaynor had got together, put on their dance shoes, created a piece of Rumba choreography and actually had been rehearsing at 5am for several days to present something visual for the audience, true Professionalism! Donnie commenced with the question - "What is dancing all about? His answer was - "To use mechanical principles in a way that move you, your partner and then hopefully the onlooker. Mechanics, music and emotion as a mix are essential. He suggested start by looking beautiful, perfect centred posture was most evident from them both, and then the next stage in movement is compression of body weight which then becomes the lead. This then should be followed by co-ordinating the movement of two spines in order to move as one unit.
Donnie made a comparison to the dance floor suggesting that most concentrate on the larger square metre of floor, but the very narrow metal edges between the squares are the important factor.
Donnie Burns at Avant Garde Ballroom, 3 Jan 2011 [cached]
Donnie Burns
Donnie was undefeated in any competitive dance contest for nearly 20 years of continuous competition, a record in any major category of ballroom dance and is now in the Guinness Book of Records. During this period he won major titles in countries throughout the world. He is now Vice-President and Chairman of the World Dance Council. He is a winner of the Carl Alan Award for outstanding services to dance. In 2008, Burns married swing dance and International Latin dancer Heidi Groskreutz.
Burns was the inspiration for the character Mr. Aoki in the 1996 Japanese film Shall We Dance?.
Donnie Burns and Gaynor Fairweather Cha Cha
Donnie Burns and Gaynor Fairweather Samba
Donnie Burns and Gaynor Fairweather Kremlin Cup 2004
Click on the above YouTubes to see Donnie in action! (CADA): News Release: March 20, 2002, 1 Mar 2002 [cached]
World Dance & Dance Sport Council (WDDSC) President Karl Breuer and WDDSC DanceSport Committee Chair Donnie Burns, MBE, and
During the Friday evening session of ..., 9 Oct 2007 [cached]
During the Friday evening session of the United States Dance Championships, held September 4-9, 2007 in Orlando, FL, organized by American Ballroom Company, Mr. Donnie Burns, President of the World Dance Council (WDC), was allowed the opportunity to make an announcement regarding an appointment he, as President of the WDC was making on behalf of the WDC Presidium. During his presentation, Mr. Burns lead the audience to believe that he was speaking on behalf of the National Dance Council of America (NDCA) when twice he said Â"Â…on behalf of the World Dance Council and the NDCA IÂ…Â" This was shocking to many in the room.
Following Mr. BurnsÂ' statement, Judi Hatton requested that the NDCA be given the opportunity to clarify that Mr. Burns was not speaking "on behalf of the NDCA.
It is important that every NDCA registrant, indeed every interested party, know that under no circumstance has Mr. Burns ever spoken on behalf of the NDCA nor will he have that opportunity unless he is an officer of the NDCA Executive Committee.
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