Ian Kirkconnell, a long-time Vancouver teacher qualified with the Imperial Society and a former Arthur Murray judge and dance director. His style incorporates vast experience as an adjudicator, dance director, competitor and coach. Ian is constantly upgrading his skills as a coach and not resting on past laurels. He is still an active competitor; winning the Master's division at Phoenix 2002, Seattle's Easter Swing 2002 and 2003. He is a repeat winner of Arthur Murray's Top Teacher award. Ian's students have a lot of fun and learn up-to-date, interesting social dance skills.