Our team

Dale Bennett

Dale Bennett


Dale began dancing aged six within his parents dance school, his dance career quickly gained momentum aged 11 when he became International Juvenile Champion in Ballroom and Latin and even represented England in the World Championships.
After many successful years dancing and competing around the world, Dale retired aged 22 to the USA where he shared his dance knowledge through teaching and adjudicating.
Dale now teaches within City Limits Dancentre and also his own sister studio City Limits Zone.
Olivia Oates and Christian Skibsrud

Olivia Oates

Olivia has been doing Ballroom and Latin since the age of 10 and has a passion for both teaching and competing. With her partner Christian, she is one of the top Latin American dancers in the UK and competes at a high international level. Olivia is our Studio Manager and holds classes and private lessons for both adults and children, everything from Mini Movers to FitSteps. You will see her around the studio most days!
Olivia Oates and Christian Skibsrud

Christian Skibsrud

Christian is originally from Norway, and moved to the UK 7 years ago to pursue a career in Ballroom and Latin after becoming Norwegian Champion as a Junior. He and his partner Olivia are one of the top Latin American couples in the UK. Christian is available for private lessons, Teacher-Student Competitions and also runs some of our classes and workshops.
Maddison Gilbank City Limits Zone

Maddison Gilbank

Assistant/Junior teacher

Maddison started dancing at age 3, learning lots of different styles and showing a great flair for Ballroom, Latin and Street Dance. She has been trained by ‘City Limits’ teachers, including at our sister studio throughout her dancing career and has now become a confident teacher as well as a talented dancer. When competing, Maddison reached a high national level in Under 21 and has great knowledge to share with our up and coming dancers. You’ll find Maddison teaching Street Dance at the Studio and is also a part of our Saturday morning teaching team.

Eva Barnard City Limits Zone

Eva Barnard

Assistant/Junior teacher

Eva is one of our Saturday morning assistants and has also recently started teaching some stretch classes, she has a great future ahead of her as both a teacher and a dancer! After being a competitive gymnast from age 4-12, Eva made the switch to start dancing! Since then she has attended many competitions, taken exams and is now studying at CAPA College on a full time dance course. She has recently performed at many well known dance conventions such as ‘MOVE IT’ and ‘Can you Dance?’. Eva brings great energy to the studio and we can’t wait to watch her progress!

Sophie Rafferty City Limits Zone

Sophie Rafferty

Assistant / Junior Teacher

Sophie has been dancing since she was 3 years old, she has trained in various different dance styles such as Latin and Ballroom, Modern, Tap, Streetdance and Contemporary. Sophie recently stared competing in the City Limits Zone ProAm Ballroom and Latin team and has already had great success, as well as performing in shows and conventions in other dance styles. Sophie is our new Jazz and Stretch class teacher and is excited to bring you fun choreography and great exercise on a Wednesday evening!

Ballroom & Latin

The splendour, the glitter and the glamour of Ballroom and Latin dancing (as seen on BBC's "Strictly Come Dancing") has never been easier to master! Our team of experienced instructors will guide you through the basic steps of the Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba and Jive! Ballroom and Latin can be enjoyed in both formal and informal settings, at parties and dinner dances. Though it may seem a style suited to adults, it is increasingly popular with children as we offer the opportunity to compete and represent the City-Limits School. Let us revive the most elegant of social pastimes and get the whole of Sheffield Ballroom dancing. Whether you have to left-feet or a budding Fred Astaire, we’ll have you waltzing up a storm in no time. You never know, you might spot Darren & Lilia!


Don’t worry; if you weren’t the tiny tot in a tutu who took Ballet classes from aged three, it’s never too late to fall in love with this elegant style of dance. Lots of people attend ballet classes for the sheer pleasure of the dance, and not in order to become a professional. Our classes are for all ages and are beneficial for posture, flexibility and mobility. They can also be a solid foundation when learning other styles of dance.

Tap Dance

Tap is for people who like to make music with their feet. In this class, you will learn the basics of how rhythm is created through transference of weight and the action of body-leg-foot. You will learn basic tap steps and ways of combining them into spectacular powerful sequences, as well as the basics of improvisation. Anyone at any age can have a go, and in a very short space of time you can gain a real sense of accomplishment. Please remember to bring your tap shoes with you - the louder you sound the better!

Street Dance

Street dance started appearing in clubs in the USA in the late 1970s. With the help from films such as "Step Up" and groups such as”Diversity”, Street dance has grown in popularity, causing a great demand in dance schools across the UK. Dance to the latest chart music and learn the basics of street and hip-hop in our beginners’ classes – whilst trying the more complicated moves as you progress with your class! It is never too late to start Street Dance we offer classes for tiny tots through to adults, there’s even the opportunity for our kids to join a Crew and perform/compete representing City-Limits.