Trudi Clark Fellow (Hons)

Principle Instructor


Trudi started training in Latin American & Modern Ballroom, (as seen on Strictly Come Dancing) with IDTA Great Britain in the 1980’s. Her dancing went from strength to strength & Trudi travelled to Australia to continue her training for the Millennium, adding Argentine Tango, Swing, Salsa & New Vogue to her styles. Trudi returned to IDTA Great Britain in 2005 with a passion to teach & impart the gift of dance to others. More recently you may have seen her in ITV's 'The Halcyon' where she features as lead dancer.


Trudi has worked to gain government accredited qualifications & has achieved Associate, Licentiate & Fellowship qualifications in the genres she teaches, & is currently training toward being a Dance Examiner. Trudi continues to teach & enter MirrorsDance pupils for their examinations, with the highest of successes, as well as regularly performing around the UK in shows & events, at venues such as the The Emirates Stadium & continues to train many other talented dancers for their teaching qualifications & Showdance successes.


In 2007 Trudi was awarded the John Dilworth Scholarship by the IDTA for the most promising teacher (out of 962 Professional candidates), & in July 2011 she received 1 of the prestigious Giles Awards, given to the Four Best Core Subject Licentiate Teachers in the world & in January 2012 gained Fellow Membership, with Honours, into the International Dance Teachers Association.


Trudi trained with Alex Schembri (World Ten Dance Champion, Australian Modern & Latin Champion, British Rising Star Champion) & Jack Rayner (Fellow & Examiner IDTA + ISTD) before opening her own school in January 2009, & has dedicated herself to Mirrors Dance & its members’ learning enjoyment since.


Note from Paul Bottomer, 5 times World Champion;  “I choose to demonstrate and work with the single best provider in each dance style in any given area. For Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire UK, this is Mirrors Dance, owned and operated by Trudi Clark.

Trudi is a Fellow and Lecturer of the International Dance Teachers' Association, approved and recognised by the Council for Dance Education & Training and the British and World Dance Councils. She is an outstanding and gifted teacher and was awarded Dance Teacher of the Year 2016. Her warm personality and supportive approach to teaching and her qualities as a 'people person', make her a very popular choice.”




  • Licentiate Latin American (IDTA) 2017
  • Diploma Argentine Tango (IDTA) 2015
  • Diploma Salsa (IDTA) 2014
  • Fellowship with Honours (IDTA) 2012
  • Giles Award (IDTA) 2011 (Best Core Subject Licentiate in the world)
  • John Dilworth Award (IDTA) 2007
  • Licentiate Modern Ballroom (IDTA) 2006
  • Licentiate Freestyle (IDTA) 2005
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