Tempo’s Professional & Fully Qualified Dance Teachers

Tempo Dancing’s award winning teachers are highly-qualified in a range of dance styles.  Experienced at coaching beginners all the way to competition level you can be sure that Tempo will be able to help you.

For beginners, our staff will help you move from your first tentative steps to being confident around the dance floor all in a friendly and relaxing environment.

"Dancing is one of the best things that ever happened to me, from my first dance lesson here 3 years ago I knew I was going to love it and keep dancing forever."
See below to find out more about our teachers

Sandy Temple Fellow UKA


Sandy is the Principal of Tempo Dancing and is professionally qualified in Ballroom & Latin American dance with both the UKA and the ISTD.

Originally classically trained, Sandy has been dancing since the age of four. As a young adult Sandy took an interest in Ballroom & Latin American dance, passing examinations and enjoying competition success.

Prior to moving to Portsmouth, Sandy taught in Brighton and Worthing. At Tempo she is supported by a team of teachers covering all aspects of Ballroom & Latin American dance.

"I founded Tempo Dancing in 2003 due to a love of dancing and a desire to share this passion with others. Many years later I still love coming in to work!"

Kirsty Newman Associate UKA

Lead Teacher

Kirsty is a professionally qualified teacher in Ballroom & Latin American dance who joined Tempo Dancing in 2013. She began dancing at the age of 4 and by the age  of 17 had completed all her amateur qualifications. Between the ages of 12 – 17 she also competed successfully at National events and worked as a teacher’s assistant.

After completing a BA at Royal Holloway University, she returned to teaching dancing on a full-time basis whilst studying to complete her professional qualifications with the UKA.

"I am so lucky to work with so many lovely people and am really fortunate to be able to help them take their first steps into dance. I get to help a couple wow their guests on their wedding day...what job could beat that?"