May
23
Thu
2019
May Blackpool Dance Festival @ Winter Gardens Blackpool
May 23 – May 31 all-day

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.

Two Invitation events took place this year, the Professional Team Match on the Saturday and the Exhibition Competition  on the Friday evening, created a vast amount of interest and crowd appeal.  2017 was the event’s 92nd year and there were 61 countries represented. A total number of 2,970 entries in the 13 events, 2 Ballroom Formation Teams and 8 Latin Formation Teams.

May
28
Tue
2019
Royal Ruskin Hotel Dance After Party @ Ruskin Hotel
May 28 – May 30 all-day

 

Come and dance the night away at the Royal Ruskin hotel. 3 parties, 3 amazing nights! 28th, 29th and 30th May.

Open until 4am. Tickets available from reception for £5pp for non-residents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun
2
Sun
2019
CHEERDANCE UK
Jun 2 all-day

Cheerdance UK Solo’s & Squads competition taking place at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens

Jun
9
Sun
2019
Miss Dance and Dance Master of Great Britain @ Opera House Winter Gardens Blackpool
Jun 9 all-day

 

Miss Dance Dance Master Of Great Britain.

This is the final of the prestigious International Dance Teachers Association competition to award the titles of Miss Dance and Dance Master of Great Britain 2019.

On 9 June 2019, competitors dancing in this final will have qualified by winning their regional heat.  There will be over 70 dancers performing on the day.

This is an opportunity for these young hopefuls to show their potential professional skills.  Many past winners and finalists have made their mark in professional theatre assisted by the opportunity that this competition has given them.

Jul
13
Sat
2019
MOTOWNS 60TH ANNIVERSARY SOUL NIGHT OUT
Jul 13 all-day

Join us for a night to remember in the Tower Ballroom as we relive the glory years of American soul with the biggest 60s & 70s sounds from Tamla Motown and a dash of Atlantic, Stax and Chess as well

Aug
22
Thu
2019
UDO WORLD STREET DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 @ BLACKPOOL WINTER GARDENS
Aug 22 – Aug 25 all-day

 

Do you dream of being known as the best street dance and hip hop dancer in the World? Thousands of dancers from across the globe come together in Blackpool to compete for World Champion titles in front of the world’s best Street Dance and Hip Hop dance celebrity judges. The UDO World Street Dance Championships is the height of the annual Street Dance and Hip Hop dance competition calendar. This vibrant 4-day event is THE most prestigious dance competition of them all.  There will be Team, Solo, Duo, Quad and Super Crew competitions. Supported by your family and friends, you have the chance to showcase your amazing skills and win trophies, prizes, prize money, and ultimately be crowned a World Champion.

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Diversity @ Opera House Winter Gardens Blackpool
Sep 28 all-day

 

After eight sell out UK tours, over half a million tickets sold, and countless television and live performances, Diversity have announced their landmark 10 Year Anniversary Tour UK tour, “Born Ready” for Autumn 2019.

2019 marks 10 years since Diversity took the nation by storm when they won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent, beating Susan Boyle in front of a television audience of over 20 million.  Since then, thanks to the overwhelming support of their fans and the British public they continue to wow audiences around the world with their innovative live tours and performances.

Creator and choreographer Ashley Banjo said of the forthcoming tour “Born Ready is such an incredibly special tour for the whole Diversity family. 2019 marks 10 years since we won Britain’s Got Talent and since then we have continued to innovate, grow and achieve things that most said were impossible. ‘Born Ready’ will not only celebrate this and look back at some of the iconic Diversity moments over the past 10 years. But it will also look forward to the future, at how Diversity continues to evolve and how we plan to pass what we’ve created onto the next generation. Be prepared for dance, illusions, mind blowing stunts and inspiring stories that will hopefully leave people amazed!”

Sep
29
Sun
2019
Cheerdance UK Solos & Squads @ Winter Gardens Blackpool
Sep 29 all-day

 

All ages and abilities from beginners to established competitive dancers are welcome at Cheerdance UK competitions. Cheerdance UK brings together the knowledge, skills and experience needed to create an affordable form of competitive dancing, whilst maintaining excellent competition standards.

We are delighted to offer the following competition categories:

Solos – dancers can choose from our 5 set routines that are designed to cater for the complete beginner to the elite competitor. The set routines change every 6 months and are supplied by us to the teacher by email link.

Squads – Within each age category we offer small squad for up to 12 dancers and large squad for 13 or more dancers. Dancers use own choreography

Nov
2
Sat
2019
Cheerdance UK Solos & Squads @ Winter Gardens Blackpool
Nov 2 – Nov 4 all-day

 

All ages and abilities from beginners to established competitive dancers are welcome at Cheerdance UK competitions. Cheerdance UK brings together the knowledge, skills and experience needed to create an affordable form of competitive dancing, whilst maintaining excellent competition standards.

We are delighted to offer the following competition categories:

Solos – dancers can choose from our 5 set routines that are designed to cater for the complete beginner to the elite competitor. The set routines change every 6 months and are supplied by us to the teacher by email link.

Squads – Within each age category we offer small squad for up to 12 dancers and large squad for 13 or more dancers. Dancers use own choreography

Nov
21
Thu
2019
British National Dance Championships @ Empress Ballroom Winter Gardens Blackpool
Nov 21 – Nov 23 all-day

 

The British National Dance Championships were originally entitled, The British Closed Championships, which was confusing for many people and so, in 1997, the titles were changed.

2004 saw the 30th anniversary of the Championships, with Ballroom and Latin dancing for British couples only.

The Festival covers three days and takes place in the beautiful Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens. The Juveniles and Juniors dance on the Saturday afternoon and early evening.

Every year the Festival attracts more competitors, in 2017 the total number of entries was 499 and 10 Formation Teams, with many more spectators.

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