Steve aims to keep his bottle at major dancing tournaments
STEVE LEDSHAM is confident he’s got the bottle to go one step further than last year to become a World Champion dancer as he gears up for a host of major tournaments.
Steve became a milkman in 1979 following in the footsteps of his father into the business. He’s now sales director at Mortons Dairies, the Merseyside based dairy, but in his spare time his talents set alight the dancing circuit.
As well as being runner up in last year’s World Championship in the Over 45’s Modern Jive Category he’s also scooped nine domestic championships including 3 Welsh championships, 2 Scottish championships, 2 UK championships, the regional West Midlands championship and the Brit Rock UK Championship.
Mr Ledsham says he’s currently preparing to defend his Welsh Champion title at the end of the month and getting ready for the World Championships in Blackpool early next year with his dance partner Claire Morris.
“I started dancing in 2000 with a pal of mine and never thought I’d get so far with it. It’s an amazing scene and it’s taken me all over the country and abroad. It’s such a wonderful community of people and I’ve been able to make friends and even met my wife, Paula, who is an even better dancer than me having achieved open dancer status. Paula is a triple UK champion and senior dance instructor. As well as my wife she’s also my coach and she inspires me a great deal.”
Julian Harrison, Operations Director of Mortons Dairies, said:
“We’re delighted with the impact Steve has made on the dancefloor and proud of his achievements. Our customers and staff have seen our milkmen dancing up and down their driveways for many years now and Steve’s an inspiring and popular figure not only in our business but also in the local communities we serve.”