Ace Photography
Ken Mann (Dip. Photography)     KZN Manager & Licentiate Member of the SAPP 

About JK Dance Studio.


General Information

Jayne & Ken (JK) started JK Dance Studio in April 1990 at the Dorgay Building in Umhlali on the North Coast of KZN.  We moved around from venue to venue for a couple of years before moving to our own studio, in September 1995, located in Balvista Center, Ballito.

Jayne started dancing at the age of 4 in the UK - she has done Tap, Modern and a small amount of Ballet were she received numerous certificates.  Jayne has also done Freelance Cabaret and did 11 Ballroom and Latin American exams at Arthur Murray.  In Line dancing she has competed in many competitions (see list of achievements below) and after completing her S.A.D.T.A. Associate Exam, Licentiate Exam, Professional Examiners Exam and Mocks, Jayne was awarded her Fellowship by the S.A.D.T.A. Council in Gauteng, she is also an S.A.D.T.A. qualified/registered Line Dance adjudicator and Medal Test Examiner.


Ken started dancing in 1987 - He received an International Teaching Diploma from Arthur Murray in 1988 and an International Advanced Teaching Diploma from Arthur Murray in 1989.  He has also competed in a number of Line Dancing competitions. (see achievements below) and is an Affiliate member of the SADTA, the SADTA Dropbox manager and webmaster for the SADTALD website.

We taught Social Ballroom and Latin American only, until 1996.  Then heard about "Line Dancing", thanks to one of our students, since then the Line Dancing has really taken off.

We have attended many Line Dancing teachers workshops and dance workshops since 1998, held by local and international instructors and professionals. 

We now run 12 Line Dance group classes and 12 Social Ballroom & Latin Private Lessons per week.  Our student body at present is approximately 60 students.

As a studio we have entered many Line Dancing Competitions and have done very well in many of them, students and teachers alike.  We also offer our line dancing students the option of doing the S.A.D.T.A. Line Dance Medal Tests.  Quite a few of our students have managed to achieve Honors and even some Honors+ in these exams.


Achievements/Qualifications for Jayne and Ken.


Jayne - 2018 - SADTA Fellow awarded for Line Dancing. (The first of two in SA)

Jayne - 2017 - SADTA Professional Line Dancing Examiner - Passed with Honors.
Jayne - 2017 - SADTA Licentiate Examination for Line Dancing - Passed with Honors.

Jayne - 2013 - SADTA Accredited Line Dancing Adjudicator.
Jayne - 2013 - SADTA Accredited Line Dance Medal Test Examiner.
Jayne - 2013 - SADTA Associate Examination for Line Dancing - Passed with Honors

Jayne - 2011 - SADTA Kaleidoscope - 1st Place - Intermediate Silver Female - Line Dancing.

Jayne - 2010 - SADTA Kaleidoscope - 1st Place - Novice Silver Female - Line Dancing.

Ken    - 2005 - SADTA Kaleidoscope - Overall 1st Place - Male - Line Dancing.
Jayne - 2005 - SADTA Kaleidoscope - Overall 3rd Place - Female - Line Dancing.

Jayne - 2004 - World Dance Masters SA Finals - Overall 1st Place - Female - Line Dancing.
Ken    - 2004 - World Dance Masters SA Finals - Overall 1st Place - Male - Line Dancing.

Jayne - 2002 - Battle of the Boots - Overall Divisional SA Champion - Instructors Division - Line Dancing.
Jayne - 2002 - Battle of the Boots - 1st Place - Irish - Instructors Division - Line Dancing.
Jayne - 2002 - Battle of the Boots - 1st Place - Latin - Instructors Division - Line Dancing.
Jayne - 2002 - Battle of the Boots - 1st Place - Traditional (2001 BC Coaster) - Instructors Division - Line Dancing.
Ken    - 2002 - Battle of the Boots - 1st Place - Traditional (Single Moment) - Instructors Division - Line Dancing.
Ken    - 2002 - Battle of the Boots - 2nd Place - Waltz- Instructors Division - Line Dancing.
Ken    - 2002 - Battle of the Boots - 2nd Place - Irish - Instructors Division - Line Dancing.
Jayne - 2002 - Battle of the Boots - 3nd Place - Waltz- Instructors Division - Line Dancing.
JK Teams - 2002 - Battle of the Boots - 1st Place - Gold Team Division - Line Dancing.
JK Teams - 2002 - Battle of the Boots - 3rd Place - Silver Team Division - Line Dancing.

Jayne - 2001 - Battle of the Boots - 1st Place - Instructors Cha Cha - Line Dancing.
Jayne - 2001 - Battle of the Boots - 1st Place - Instructors Waltz - Line Dancing.
Ken -    2001 - Battle of the Boots - 3rd Place - Instructors Cha Cha - Line Dancing.

Jayne - 1994 - Final Silver Medal in Ballroom & Latin American - Highly Commended - Arthur Murray.

Jayne - 1992 - Senior Silver Medal in Ballroom & Latin American - Honors - Arthur Murray. 

Jayne and Ken - September 1990 - Started JK Dance Studio.

Jayne - 1990 - Intermediate Silver Medal in Ballroom & Latin American - Honors - Arthur Murray.
Jayne - 1990 - Preliminary Silver Medal in Ballroom & Latin American - Highly Commended - Arthur Murray. 

Jayne - 1989 - Final Bronze Medal in Ballroom & Latin American - Honors - Arthur Murray. 
Jayne - 1989 - Senior Bronze Medal in Ballroom & Latin American - Highly Commended - Arthur Murray. 
Jayne - 1989 - Intermediate Bronze Medal in Ballroom & Latin American - Highly Commended - Arthur Murray.
Ken    - 1989 - Advanced Teachers Diploma in Ballroom & Latin American - Honors - Arthur Murray. 

Jayne - 1988 - Secondary Bronze Medal in Ballroom & Latin American - Highly Commended - Arthur Murray.
Jayne - 1988 - Preliminary Bronze Medal in Ballroom & Latin American - Highly Commended - Arthur Murray. 
Ken    - 1988 - Teachers Diploma in Ballroom & Latin American - Honors - Arthur Murray.

Jayne - 1983 - SA Society for the advancement of dancing - Gold Seal 1st - Open.
Jayne - 1983 - SA Society for the advancement of dancing - Gold Seal 3rd - Over 16.

Jayne - 1972 - I.S.T.D. - Modern Dance - Grade III - Honors.

Jayne - 1971 - I.S.T.D. - Modern Dance - Grade III - Honors.
Jayne - 1971 - I.S.T.D. - Modern Dance - Grade II - Honors.
Jayne - 1971 - I.S.T.D. - National Dance - Grade II - Honors.

Jayne - 1970 - I.S.T.D. - Tap Dancing - Grade II - Honors.

Jayne - 1969 - I.S.T.D. - National Dance - Honors.
Jayne - 1969 - I.S.T.D. - Modern Stage Dance - Honors.

Jayne - 1968 - I.S.T.D. - Tap Dancing - Grade I - Highly Commended.

Jayne - 1967 - Royal Academy of Dancing - Ballet - Primary - Highly Commended. 

Other Achievements

Jayne - 2012 - Platinum Pass - Modern Percussion/Drumming - Grade II.
Ken    - 2012 - Platinum Pass - Rhythm Guitar - Grade II.
Ken    - 2012 - Platinum Pass - Modern Trumpet - Grade I.

Jayne - 2011 - Platinum Pass - Modern Percussion/Drumming - Grade I.
Ken    - 2011 - Platinum Pass - Rhythm Guitar - Grade I.

About JK  |  JK Dance Classes  |  JK Medal Exams  |  JK Competitions  |  JK Awards  |  JK Gallery  |  Contact JK