LOGO 2023

Meet The Team

Alison Slinger

  • Principal of The Crown Ballroom 
  • Ballroom & Latin American dance specialist
  • Stage & Screen Producer & Choreographer 
  • Creative Director & Choreographer: Dance Floor Heroes
  • Creative Director: Tia’s Crown Charity 
  • Director & Founder: Ballroom Reloaded 
  • Pride of Lancashire Award Winner


Frankie is the Royal Funk Street Dance Teacher here at The Crown Ballroom, her speciality styles are Street and Commercial dancing. She also assists the ballroom by being an assistant teacher for other classes and helping with content creation and tech.

Frankie is currently a student teacher but has earned merit through winning inter-university dance competitions.

Frankie started dance in 2004 at the age of 9 when she started Ballroom classes with her teacher Ali, she then began her journey with Royal Funk when it was created in 2007. She quickly became the Dance Captain and maintained the role for many years until becoming a teaching assistant, she taught the Royal Funk Miniatures and assisted with the main group.

In 2014 she left Royal Funk and went to the University of York to study Film and Television Production. While studying, she joined the Street Dance competition team and competed throughout the three years in Loughborough, Durham, York and Lancaster against many other University dance teams. In her final year she choreographed their routine and won two competitions.

In 2018, Frankie took over the Royal Funk dance group and has been their coach since.


Liz is our Head of Sequence Dance here in the ballroom and has been part of the teaching team for since 2016.

Her love of dance started at a young age, joining the Brittle School of dancing in South Wales, where she progressed through both BATD and UKA exams in Modern ballroom, and in her teenage years completing the highest level of medals in Classical Old Tyme.

In 2009 Liz gained honours in her Associate teaching for Classical Sequence qualification with the BATD.

To add to her further teaching qualifications, she is recently completed studying for her final Associate ballroom qualification with the IDTA.

Currently she runs her own Sequence classes in the ballroom, teaches in our children’s academy and assists in our adult beginners’ sessions.

Her favourite motto is “Practise makes Perfect”!