John began dancing at the age of 20, beginning a successful 5 year competitive career the following year. He then turned professional and trained with Eric Hancock and Martin Simmonds.
He holds Fellowship status in both the Ballroom and Latin American Faculties, was appointed an examiner in 1988 and was elected onto the Modern Ballroom Committee two years ago.
He travels both in the UK and abroad teaching, lecturing, adjudicating and examining for the ISTD in addition to running a very successful dancing school in Accrington.
His other interests include sport, especially golf, football and cricket.