Shem Jarosiewicz and Kristina Pfeffer are the principal and founding teachers of London Dance School.

About Kristina Pfeffer
Q: What motivates you as a teacher?
A: It amazes and motivates me every day when I see students so eager to learn and improve. Whether it's for their wedding dance, to dance socially or competitively. I love helping students reach their potential or beyond what they thought possible

Q: What's your most memorable dance?
A: I have many amazing memories. Of course there are special moments when I achieved results that I aimed for, or danced in wonderful locations but for me every time you dance with someone you create a special moment and so every dance is memorable 

Q: Who is the most famous person in your address book?
A: Ha ha...mmm, I suppose I have friends from Strictly... and a few world champions too!

Q: What are your top tips for 2018?
A: For dancing, and I suppose life in general, my top tip is to always enjoy yourself. When you do something you love, you will improve and get results

Q: Tell us a bit about your dance journey
A: It's bit unusual as I started quite late. When I was about 15, I saw a TV programme and decided there and then that I wanted to be a professional dance. My parents paid for my dance lessons and though I tried to find a partner, no one would dance with me as a beginner. Then came a lucky break, when a guy saw some potential in me, liked my craziness and gave me a chance. A year later we won the national championship! After that I lived in Italy, travelling all over for competitions before deciding to move to London to focus mainly on teaching and shows

About Shem Jarosiewicz
Q: What motivates you as a teacher?
A: To see my students work hard towards their goal and most of all enjoy themselves

Q: What’s your most memorable dance?
A: Making the final in all 5 dances in the Closed British Professional Latin Championships at the Winter Gardens Blackpool was definitely one of the biggest highlights of my career

Q: Who is the most famous person in your address book?
A: That’s a difficult one... but, definitely some of the professionals on Strictly as well as former World/European Ballroom and Latin Champions

Q: What are your top tips for 2018?
A: Keeeeeeep daaaaaannnnciiiinnngg!

Q: Tell us a bit about your dance journey
A: It started when I was 5 in my home country Poland. I used to climb the wall outside the local dance school with my neighbour so that we could peak into the sports hall where competitions were taking place. Of course it was ballroom and latin dancing and I immediately fell in love. When I started school I asked my parents to sign me up to an after school dance club. I partnered up with my 'wall climbing' neighbour and we danced together. A year later we entered our first Juvenile competition and came 2nd. I then travelled for competitions across the country taking lessons from the best teachers in Poland slowly expanding to teachers abroad. Dancing took me to Norway where I stayed for a year before coming to London in 2010 to dance with Kristina...and I’m still here! 

DON'T miss your chance to dance and learn with Shem and Kristina every Tuesday at the Hammersmith Club starting 9 Jan 2018. Book a FREE trial class or a block of classes.