DANCING with DENNIS            SID GATELEY            JOHN WESTLAKE



These are some of the people featured on this web site

Dennis SAMUEL:     DANCING DENNIS.  Please click on the Dancing with Dennispage for lots of information about Dance Classes. Dance Host and many more services that Dennis can offer.


SID GATELEY and his Music:  Sid  was in the Entertainment and Music business for many years, having performed with Dance Bands and Show Bands alike. Prior to becoming a Band Leader in his own right, Sid was under contract with the BBC, having broadcast with many famous Artistes and Entertainers over the past. With his own Show/DanceBand, he also performed many times on TV and Radio, produced several L.P. Records, and appeared regularly at the Royal Albert Hall.  He also enjoyed an appearance on Sunday Night at the London Palladium.

Apart from running very successful evening dances in Torquay, Sid, along with his wife Ross also hosted dances at the Winter Gardens in Weston Super Mare,  Somerset, and many other towns in the South West. They also organised Residential Dance Weekends where their own unique brand of entertainment is very popular with the Ballroom Dancing fraternity.

Sid, with his extensive knowledge of the Dance World, used pre-recorded music for dancing always gave a warm welcome to all dancers, be they regulars or visitors.

Sid Gateley will be missed by many people both locally here in the South West and far and wide.  Our condolences go to Ross and the family.

John WESTLAKE:  There are people who can play the organ and then there are people like John Westlake who can really make his Yamaha Tyros 4 keyboard speak.  (The Tyros 4 is the very latest organ from Yamaha)  John has been playing for Ballroom and Social Dancing for 35 years now, yes, he really did start very young, (7) originally learning with private lessons but later working with people like Len Jackman.

John’s style is easy and is just as enjoyable to dance to as it is to listen to so, if you need a break from the dance floor, sit back and enjoy.

John, working with his partner Mike, runs his own Dances and Tea Dances and is available for bookings for special events, dances, birthday parties etc. Usually decorating the hall with lights but it is the special atmosphere that he creates with his music that attracts dancers, be they regular ballroom dancers or beginners. All are welcome.

For more information see his entry on the Database of Information page or contact him on: 01626 355093
For a preview of John at work, go to You Tube and search for John Westlake.