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The Blackpool Dance Festival

The Blackpool Dance Festival

date May 21, 2015 - May 29, 2015
location The Winter Gardens Blackpool Lancashire FY1 1HW Map
contact email:sandrawilson@wintergardensblackpool.co.uk; tel:01253 625252


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Promoter Info: The Blackpool Dance Festival

VENUE: The Winter Gardens

ADDRESS: Blackpool Lancashire FY1 1HW



The Festival began in 1920 in the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, you can find out more by visiting our History section.

Covering a period of nine days this is by far the largest of all the five Blackpool Festivals. The Festival covers Ballroom and Latin American dancing, incorporating the British Open Championships for Adult Amateur and Professional couples, plus Formation Teams. 2005 saw the introduction of two new events, the British Rising Star Amateur Ballroom and Latin Competitions.

Three Invitation events took place this year, the Professional Team Match on the Saturday, theExhibition Competition and the  Pro/Am Show Dance on the Thursday evening, created a vast amount of interest and crowd appeal. 

2014 was the event's 89th year and there were 60 countries represented. A total number of 2,950 entries in the 12 events, 2 Ballroom Formation Teams and 10 Latin Formation Teams.

Links and documents:

Ticket info, syllabus, entry forms page


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