About Us

Clifton-Shanhun Dance – About Us


Clifton-Shanhun Dance is a Dance education and marketing company based in Perth, Western Australia. We work with dance teachers of all types to increase their business and scope as well as introduce lots of new ideas to open a new Studio or to expand an existing one.

Ian Clifton-Shanhun is our Principal, which sounds very formal. Ian is a man who interacts well with people and his encyclopedic knowledge of Dance and the Dance Industry has depths still to be fathomed. Let him take you on a fabulous journey to meet your Dance Goals.

Ian has spent his entire life in the Dance World, starting from age three. He has just resigned (December 2023) from the Australian Dancing Board having been a director for twenty years and CEO/Chairman for a total of thirteen years.  Ian is also an Executive Member of Comdance (Home of CSTD), where he guides the Ballroom Branch and is a Fellows Examiner.  Ian holds an International Adjudicators Licence, and International Scrutineers Licence and is qualified to be Chairman of Adjudicators. Look out for Ian as he runs professional development workshops in your part of the world, or enquire when he is coming to a place near you!

Ian is ably complemented by his wife Kay who is always there for Ian and his current, past and future clients. Ask and she will make it happen. Kay also holds an International Adjudicators Licence, and International Scrutineers Licence and is qualified to be Chairman of Adjudicators. Kay is also an examiner for ComDance.

Take a tour around our site and if we can help, shoot an email to hello@c-s.dance or make an appointment to chat with one of our folks on the following page.

 

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The Dance Genres we operate in are:

Modern Ballroom

Latin American Dance

Urban Latino Dance

Line Dance

Australian New Vogue

Social Dance