Colin took his first professional dance qualification in 1967. The Association was then known as the 'International Dance Masters Association'.
Since his appointment as an Examiner in the Ballroom branches, he has travelled to many parts of the UK, working in many different IDTA dance schools. Examination work has allowed him to meet many IDTA teachers in their own dance schools, which helps him to understand the challenges they are facing. He has also travelled the world for the Association, lecturing, judging and examining.
Colin was elected to the Board of Directors in 1999 and served as President from 2008-2009, he takes great pride in being an active member of the Board. He has gained a great deal of knowledge from serving on many of the various sub-committees and faculties; including the British Dance Council, the London Meeting & Congress Arrangements Committee, the Finance & General Purposes Committee and various others.
With his wife Jacqui and two daughters, Cara and Kerri-Anne, he manages two very different types of dance schools. One catering exclusively for social dancers and those who wish to take Medals. The other, original school now caters mainly for advanced dancers, and those who wish to compete and to perfect their dance skills.