David Douglass

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David Douglass is a World Champion Latin Dancer. He was born on the 12th March 1939 to a Scottish father & English mother.

He began playing football for Fulham FC in 1954 aged 15, playing until until 1965. He broke his leg playing bringing his football to an end at that level.

He also started dancing in 1954 'like a lot of children at that time'. He began to take dancing far more seriously and started the career that continues til today (2016).

As an amateur, David with his then wife Janice Barb, won the British Open, UK Open and the International Latin Championships in 1967 and 1968.

They were the World's Latin Champions and the World Ten Dance(1) Champions on three occasions.

Turning Professional in 1969, Douglass and Barb won the Ten Dance twice and the World Exhibition Championships three times.

On retiring in 1975, they started teaching and coaching in both the ballroom dances and the Latin dances, also adjudicating throughout the world. David continues to do this today (2016).

David is no longer married his dance partner, Janice. He is now married to Susan Franklin (Sue), who also helps with teaching and coaching.

David is a Fellow and Examiner registered to the British Dance Council, through the Allied Association of Teachers of Dancing.

Notes:
1. The dances covered in the Ten Dance are the five International Ballroom (Standard) dances: waltz, foxtrot, quickstep, tango and Viennese waltz, along with the five International Latin Dances: rumba, samba, paso doble, cha-cha-cha and jive, as defined in ballroom dancing terms.
2.  David has been in touch to say his title is Lord David Douglas, Marquess of Sandford.  I have yet to trace this.




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