With an ambition to dance and travel, she began competing with her first competition at the UCWDC European Championships in April 1999 returning the following year as a Superstar. Having won many British and European titles she also took home a Double World title from UCWDC Worlds 2000 as the Grand Classic and Showcase Line Dance Champion and was the first European female to qualify for the Superstar Division which is the highest competitive level in UCWDC Line Dance, she returned from UCWDC Worlds 2001 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada as the Female Superstar World Champion, a most memorable event.
Studying Sport and Languages, she finished college in June 1999 with 10 GCSEs and A-Levels in French, German and Sport Studies. However following her competitive success and her passion for dance she decided to make it her career and has since travelled internationally teaching workshops, demonstrating, coaching and competing.
Since her career began in line dance she has won many awards around the world for her instruction and choreography.
Rachael’s hobbies include……… more dancing, favourites being West Coast Swing and Salsa. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends any time that she gets to spend at home.
In 2002 as part of an exciting new venture, Rachael joined forces with Pedro Machado, Rob Fowler, Paul McAdam and Barbara Blake and formed a company known as Masters In Line. As a director Rachael ran events, coordinated competition, judged, performed and scrutineered around the World including Malaysia, Singapore, USA, South Africa as well as all across Europe. Having travelled the World and worked extremely hard to build such a grand organisation she found in 2007 she needed more quality time to pursue other interests, as a founder of Masters In Line she is proud of their achievement and hope it continues to flourish in the future.
Rachael has many students who have followed in her footsteps and become World Champions themselves. To date she has trained 28 World Champions from Newcomer’s through to the highest level, and from the youngest to the eldest competitors.
Rachael would like to thank her sponsors over the years including Maureen Lewis, Geoff and Eileen from Gem-n-I as well as her current sponsor for dance dresses Karen Welch of www.bacardicostumes.com. She would also like to thank her parents Ian and Gill for being such an incredible support throughout her life and encouraging her to follow her dream, Rob Fowler, Pedro Machado, Jo Thompson and Paul McAdam for all their help and inspiration throughout the years.
Not forgetting of course Rachael's Classes in York, thanks for all your support over the last twelve years, you're the best!
There are so many instructors, choreographers and friends out there, thank you to all of you who have touched my life in the last few years I will never forget you and love you always.
Looking forward to the years ahead Rachael will continue to tour the UK as well as Australia, Asia, Europe and The United States, where she will see you on a dance floor soon! Any form of dance, any time, any where, I hope to see you there.
48 Compte 2 Mur Intermediate Musique: "Loving You Tonight" – Andrew Allen (single on iTunes & other mp3 sites) (approx 3.01 mins)
64 Compte 4 Mur Beginner Musique: Mack The Knife by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
32 Compte 4 Mur Improver / Intermediate Musique: A Little More Love – Jerrod Nieman and Lee Brice (single - iTunes) approx 3.01 mins
32 Compte 4 Mur High Beginner Musique: "Make It Sweet" – Old Dominion Approx 3.06 mins, 90 bpm
32 Compte 4 Mur High Beginner Musique: Make It Sweet – Old Dominion Approx. 3.06 mins, 90 bpm
64 Compte 4 Mur Improver Musique: "Make This Day" – Zac Brown Band. Album: You Get What You Give (Approx 182bpm)
32 Compte 3 Mur Improver Musique: "Making Me Feel" Laura Bell Bundy (album: Another Piece Of Me, [iTunes and all major mp3 websites] approx 3.10 mins)
32 Compte 4 Mur Novice Musique: Making Me Feel - Laura Bell BUNDY - BPM 94/188
48 Compte 2 Mur Advanced - WCS feel Musique: Man In The Mirror – James Morrison (Album: Songs For You Truths For Me)
64 Compte 4 Mur Beginner / Intermediate Musique: Chocolate (Choco Choco) by Soul Control
64 Compte 4 Mur Beginner/Intermediate Musique: Chocolate (Choco Choco) by Soul Control
104 Compte 1 Mur Advanced - Non-Country with WCS feel Musique: "The Locomotion (Live)" – Kylie Minogue (Album: Showgirl – Homecoming Live) (approx 4.43 mins, 95 bpm.)
64 Compte 2 Mur Advanced - WCS Musique: "Move" – Little Mix (Album: Salute or avail. as single) (approx 3.44 mins)
64 Compte 2 Mur Advanced Musique: "Let's Get Married" – Jagged Edge, J.D, Run DMC
32 Compte 4 Mur Intermediate Musique: "Memphis" by Wesley Michael Hayes. CD: "Bent"
32 Compte 4 Mur Intermediate Musique: Memphis – von Wesley Michael Hayes (CD: "Bent")
32 Compte 4 Mur Intermédiaire Musique: Memphis by Wesley Michael Hayes ( CD : Bent )
64 Compte 2 Mur High Intermediate Musique: Memphis (Master Blaster Radio Mix) by Master Blaster
48 Compte 4 Mur Beginner - 2S Musique: "Men Don't Change" – Amy Dalley. Album: It's Time (iTunes)
32 Compte 4 Mur Intermediate / Advance West Coast Swing Musique: Miss California by Dante Thomas