Lorraine Drolet

Lorraine started dancing at the age of 4, going on to compete nationally and then internationally since the age of 10. Lorraine won many titles such as the Worcestershire, Midlands, Welsh, and the Open to the World Junior British Formation Championship.

Lorraine's amateur career culimated as World Amateur Champion, recieving the Ballroom Dancers Federation Award for outstanding performance. After turning professional Lorraine became Canadian Champion, UK closed, European finalist and began to adjudicate, demonstrate and teach all over the world from Japan to the USA.

After retiring from competition Lorraine toured in the first live dancing show of its kind - Burn the Floor. Lorraine continued to teach and adjudicate championship, intermediate and beginner level at all ages. She has also taught at Mind Age UK Croydon, Croydon Carers, Sport Relief, and Strictly Come Dancing.

Prior to the London 2012 Olympic bid, she worked with school children in Westminster to deliver ballroom dancing, as part of a City of Westminster initiative to raise physical activity levels in the capital. Over two years she trained 3,000 young people in 12 different schools, culminating in a Festival of Dance featuring 150 of her students.

Since 2006 she has taught 8,000 children in schools' in the London Borough of Croydon and has developed numerous highly successful community events.

In 2009, together with 4 other directors, Lorraine developed an educational resource EssentiallyDance.com to deliver her work as a more sustainable project. With DVDs, booklets, music, and training Lorraine now delivers all around the UK to teachers, bringing the joy of Ballroom Dance to schools.

Lorraine is a member of the United Kingdom Alliance and is a Disney Choreography.
Member of the UKA

Lorraine Drolet

Example Titles

  • British, UK and International Amateur Champions
  • Canadian and North American Amateur Champions
  • UK Closed Professional Champions
  • Canadian Masters Professional Champions
  • European Professional Ballroom & Closed British grand finalist
  • German Open, Dutch Open, Japan International finalist