David Cockram & Rosie Ward

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Meet David

David began dancing aged 9 at his local dance school, before progressing quickly through the Juvenile ranks where he was invited to be a British Team representative at the British Open Junior Championships.   David has continued to compete both Nationally & Internationally representing England, achieving many titles including:   -British National U21 Champion -UK Closed U21 Champion -3x World U21 Finalist -2x European U21 Finalist -German & Austrian Open Champion    
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Meet Rosie

Rosie started dancing age 5, competing in several highly successful Formation Teams at the British Open Championships. From 16, Rosie began her own open competitive career training and competing across Europe, USA and Asia, representing England and USA. Her previous results include making the quarter finals at the International Championships, becoming the Maltese, Greek and Sofia Open Champion, a finalist at the WDC-AL World Taiwan Open, as well as a finalist of Championships in Poland, Spain, Sweden, France and Italy.    Alongside her competitive career, Rosie has performed on Iranian TV “Dancing with the Stars”, BBC Children in Need and in the Theatre Tour “Crazy for Gershwin”, as well as performances at the Royal Festival Hall, for the Czech Republic Embassy and at Donaheys Dancing with the Stars Weekends alongside the Strictly Professionals.    In 2017 Rosie was awarded the prestigious ISTD Bill Irvine Trophy for her dancing and most notably, in 2019 Rosie and David performed together for Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at the Festival of Remembrance in the Royal Albert Hall, televised live on BBC.   
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Dressed By the Best

How does is feel to be a DSI Elite Performer? "We feel so proud to represent DSI London together, we consider it a great honour and privilege. DSI are always willing to adapt, are forward thinking and innovative in their vision and most importantly, they always listen to what the individual would like, working with the customers fully to ensure they’re completely happy with their outfits. This is so important to both of us and is what we most love about working with DSI."
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All About the Couple

David and Rosie have danced together since June 2018 and are so proud to represent DSI London together, they consider it a great honor and privilege to be DSI Elite Performers.  David & Rosie have performed at many notable events including the Donaheys ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Weekends alongside the Strictly Professionals.    In 2019 they had the honour and privilege to perform together for Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at the Festival of Remembrance in the Royal Albert Hall, televised live on BBC.    David also made appearances on Channel 5’s Milkshake Show, ITV’s Alan Titchmarsh Show & ITV’s Baby Ballroom The Championship. David loves working with DSI to produce his tail suits and practice wear, always noticing with every piece the high quality of the materials and finish. Davids favourite thing about working with DSI is their incredible attention to the custome'rs preferences, needs and requirements. For Rosie, her dresses and outfits are another way for her to express herself. She’s incredibly grateful to work with a company who not only produce the most beautiful costumes, but who also understand her fully, going above and beyond to ensure every aspect of every look is outstanding right down to the finest details and finishing touches. She loves how creative DSI are as a company, continuously pushing boundaries whilst remaining classic, tasteful and professional at all times.
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Their Lockdown Story

The last year has been interesting for us for sure. We have managed to keep dancing by moving in with David’s parents and using their garage. It’s just about big enough for a natural turn or Feather Step! We have spent most of our days in there doing everything we can do stay motivated and to continue developing our own dancing. We’ve also used DSI TV a lot to watch past competitions, live streams and lectures to keep us inspired!    Outside of dancing, I used the extra time last summer to become a fully qualified Yoga Teacher. I have been practicing yoga for nearly a decade now and has always found it to be a great way to improve my posture, strength and flexibility, which has been incredibly valuable to my dancing. I always wanted to take the next step to becoming a teacher, but never had the time before, so previously planned to do this in years to come. Last year I utilised the lockdowns to achieve the qualification.   Since qualifying last October, under my new business “RoYoga Flow”, I have provided online Yoga Workshops for dancers at dance schools across the U.K and run regular weekly live classes for all levels. I have also provided various online Yoga and Breath work videos for Heavenly Dance Studios Hong Kong and Chair Yoga Videos for the Stroke Association. Most recently, I have been working with GAP to provide their employees with various Yoga videos and live classes throughout January and February, supporting the wellness of their staff through this difficult time.    David has mainly been my guinea pig and is now actively practicing yoga too, who knows... maybe you will find him in the splits warming up at a competition soon!    Rosie and David   To follow her on social media, Rosie’s Yoga Instagram is : royoga_flow and Facebook is : Ro Yoga Flow.
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