Debbie started dancing at the age of 7.
She went through a series of medallist exams in Ballroom and Latin American, achieving Star 3 with distinction..
After this Debbie carried on as a medallist helping her school to teach and also taking an interest in disco dancing competitions.
With a partner Debbie started competing in open competition. She had a successful partnership winning many competitions in both styles. The pinnacle of her career was when she won the All England Amateur 10 dance competition receiving official recognition from the English Amateur Dancers Association. She also competed in the difficult May open competition and achieved top 100 status.
It was during this period that she joined the Midland Amateur Dance club dancing in many team matches not only up and down the country but also around Europe and Russia.She has also danced in Antwerp on the same team as the well-known Anton Du Beke. She was also included in the first team of dancers to be invited to dance and represent England in Russia. This was an eleven day trip and as well as dancing on Russian television she was given the opportunity to see Russia just after Perestroika. She has also won competitions in the UK that have given her holidays to Spain. As an amateur, she was also honoured to be invited to the EADA British squad training at Crystal Palace to be trained by Robert Grover and Harry Smith Hampshire. She also became a committee member of the MAD club organizing team matches.
She has also demonstrated as a professional and amateur dancer for many different medallist schools up and down the Country.
" I hope that you enjoy dancing as much as I have over the years".