B.I.T.A. Qualified, Gold Ice Dance Coaches
Solihull Dancing Blades are privileged to have Lynn Burton-Lenard and Duncan Lenard both qualified BITA Gold Ice Dance Coaches coaching at Silver Blades Solihull ice rink. You can contact them directly at Frosty Blades Ice Dance
Between them they are Former Junior and Senior British Ice Dance Champions and medallists, International Gold Ice Dance Medallists and European and World Ice Dance Championship Competitors.
Trained by world renowned Master Coach James Young during their competitive and amateur years until they turned Professional.
In 1990, Duncan had already started teaching at Alexandra Palace, Chelmsford (Riverside Sports Arena) and Stevenage Ice Rink alongside his training.
In 1997 he joined one of the most well known ice shows, Disney On Ice. He travelled around the world playing many popular and well know Disney characters.
He returned to the UK to coach at Planet Ice, Birmingham before moving to Silver Blades, Solihull where he has been coaching for the last 15 years.
Lynn started coaching immediately after the Europeans in 1995 at John Nike Leisure sport Complex in Bracknell. Here, she had 8 successful and very happy years coaching pupils of all ages and levels through to Championships. In one year achieving Novice, Primary, Junior and Senior Champions in both Solo and Couples.
Choreographed too, the group numbers for the Famous John Nike Pantomimes each Christmas as well as skating in them herself alongside her coaching colleagues. She left Bracknell in 2004 to coach alongside Duncan at Silver Blades, Solihull to train youngsters and adults to reach their personal goals in Ice Dance and has done this successfully for the last 11 years.
Together they have coached many Solo adults and couples to Adult Championships including the Popular International in Oberstdorf, Germany with medal success.
They have coached alongside James Young at his popular Ice Dance courses in Engelberg, Switzerland for many years. Also teaching, Ice Dance Courses in Anglet, France, St Polten, Vienna with Master Coach Vivien Dean. For the last 10 Years, each January, they co-ordinate and couch for the very popular (RAIDAG), Celerina/St Moritz, Switzerland.
THey also also have grest pleasure in teaching 1/2 day workshops around the UK.
They are always seeking new venues in the UK and Europe to host Ice Dance Courses as well as Workshops for every standard of Ice Dancer. They will keep you up to date with Courses that are going ahead. Alternatively, if you would like us to come and run a Workshop or Course at your Rink please get in touch on our Contact page.
In the meantime, you can find us at Solihull Dancing Blades where we run a very Popular and enjoyable “Annie’s Edges” class throughout the year.
They coach both, separately and together, they can also demonstrate all Ice Dances as a couple to Level 10 (Gold) and Gold Bar.