Blackpool Dance Festival 2014

May 22nd, 2014 - May 30th, 2014

89th Annual Blackpool Dance Festival.

Open to the World

Thursday 22nd to Friday 30th May 2014

The World's First and Foremost Festival of Dancing

 

 

 
S1 - BRITISH AMATEUR RISING STARS BALLROOM COMPETITION
May 22nd, 2014 - May 25th, 2014

Open to the World with the exception of those Competitors who danced in the 3rd Round of the British Amateur Ballroom Championship 2013.

Prizes: 1st - Grand Challenge Trophy. winners to hold for a period of 12 months.

Prize Money amounting to £1,100.

See Rules contained in the Syllabus for clarification.

Judging will be based on "All-Round" efficiency in the WALTZ, FOXTROT, TANGO and QUICKSTEP

A 1st Qualifying Competition will be held on Thursday, 23rd May at approx 5.30pm when all Competitors entering this Competition will be required to dance.  A 2nd Qualifying Competition will be held on Saturday, 25th May at 10.00am.

Tickets available:

Please purchase one of the following tickets:

Daily Admission Ticket - Thursday 22nd May 2014
Price:  £ 11 each
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S2 - BRITISH AMATEUR RISING STARS LATIN COMPETITION
May 22nd, 2014 - May 25th, 2014

Open to the World with the exception of those Competitors who danced in the 4th Round of the British Amateur Latin Championship 2013.

Prizes: 1st Grand Challenge Trophy. Winners to hold for a period of 12 months

Prize money amounting to £1,100.

See Rules contained in the Syllabus for clarification

Judging will be based on "All-round" efficiency in the CHA CHA CHA, SAMBA, RUMBA and PASO DOBLE

A 1st Qualifying Competition will be held on Thursday 22nd May at approx 1.00pm when all Competitors entering this Competition will be required to dance.  A 2nd Qualifying Competition will be held on Friday 23rd May at 10.00am

Tickets available:

Please purchase one of the following tickets:

Daily Admission Ticket - Thursday 22nd May 2014
Price:  £ 11 each
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F - BRITISH PROFESSIONAL RISING STARS LATIN COMPETITION
May 23rd, 2014 - May 23rd, 2014

Open to the World with the exception of those Competitors who reached the Final of the British Professional Latin Championship 2012 and those who danced in all five dances in the Semi-Final.

Prizes: 1st Grand Challenge Trophy.  Winners to hold for a period of 12 months.

Prize money amounting to £1,140

See Rules contained in the Syllabus for clarification

Judging will be based on "All-round" efficiency in the CHA CHA CHA, SAMBA, RUMBA and PASO DOBLE

Competitors marked with two asterisks (**) are those that danced in the Fifth Round of the 2013 competition and re exempt from the first two rounds this year.  Competitors marked with an asterisk (*) are those that danced in the Fourth Round of the 2013 competition and are exempt from the First Round this year.

The exemptions only apply to the same partnership as existed in the aforesaid event, and not to the competitors individually.

 

Tickets available:

Please purchase one of the following tickets:

Blackpool Dance Festival 2014 - Season Ticket
Price:  £ 170 each
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Daily Admission Ticket - Friday 23rd May 2014
Price:  £ 33 each
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F1 - BRITISH SENIOR (OVER 35's) BALLROOM CHAMPIONSHIP
May 23rd, 2014 - May 23rd, 2014

SENIOR COMPETITORS ARE RESTRICTED TO DANCING IN THE SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS ONLY

Recognised by the British Dance Council

Prizes - 1st Grand Challenge Trophy.  Winners to hold for a period of 12 months.

Prize money amounting to £1.030

See Rules contained in the Syllabus for clarification

Judging will be based on "All-round" efficiency in the WALTZ, FOXTROT, TANGO and  QUICKSTEP

Competitors marked with an asterisk (*) are those that danced in the Fourth Round of the 2012 Championship and are exempt from the First Round this year.

The exemptions only apply to the same partnership as existed in the aforesaid event, and not  to the competitors individually.

 

 

Tickets available:

Please purchase one of the following tickets:

Blackpool Dance Festival 2014 - Season Ticket
Price:  £ 170 each
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Daily Admission Ticket - Friday 23rd May 2014
Price:  £ 33 each
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A1 - BRITISH AMATEUR UNDER 21 YEARS LATIN CHAMPIONSHIP
May 24th, 2014 - May 24th, 2014

UNDER 21 YEARS COMPETITORS MAY DANCE IN THE AMATEUR RISING STARS LATIN COMPETITION BUT THEY ARE RESTRICTED TO DANCING IN EITHER THE UNDER 21 YEARS CHAMPIONSHIPS OR THE OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS IN EACH BRANCH.

Recognised by the British Dance Council - Over 16 and Under 21 years of age

Prizes: 1st Grand Challenge Trophy. Winners to hold for a period of 12 months

Prize money amounting to £950

See Rules contained in the Syllabus for clarification.

Judging will be based on "All-round" efficiency in the CHA CHA CHA, SAMBA, RUMBA, PASO DOBLE and JIVE.

Competitors will be required to dance Jive in the Semi-Final and Final Rounds only.

Competitors marked with an asterisk (*) are those that danced in the Fifth Round of the 2013 Championship and are exempt from the First Round this year.

The exemptions only apply to the same partnership as existed in the aforesaid event, and not to the competitors individually.

 

 

Tickets available:

Please purchase one of the following tickets:

Blackpool Dance Festival 2014 - Season Ticket
Price:  £ 170 each
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Daily Amission Ticket - Saturday 24th May 2014
Price:  £ 33 each
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A - BRITISH PROFESSIONAL RISING STARS BALLROOM COMPETITION
May 26th, 2014 - May 26th, 2014

Open to the World with the exception of those Competitors who reached the Final of the British Professional Ballroom Championship 2013 and those who danced in all four dances in the Semi-Final.

Prizes: 1st Grand Challenge Trophy.  winners to hold for a period of 12 months

Prize money amounting to £1,140

See Rules contained in the Syllabus for clarification.

Judging will be based on "All-round" efficiency in the WALTZ, FOXTROT, TANGO and QUICKSTEP

Competitors marked with two asterisks (**) are those that danced in the Fifth Round of the 2013 competition and are exempt from the first two rounds this year.  Competitors marked with an asterisk (*) are those that danced in the Fourth Round of the 2013 competition and are exempt from the First Round this year.

The exemptions only apply to the same partnerships as existed in the aforesaid event , and not to the competitors individually

Tickets available:

Please purchase one of the following tickets:

Blackpool Dance Festival 2014 - Season Ticket
Price:  £ 170 each
quantity:
Daily Admission Ticket - Monday 26th May 2014
Price:  £ 33 each
quantity:

 
B - BRITISH AMATEUR LATIN CHAMPIONSHIP
May 26th, 2014 - May 27th, 2014

UNDER 21 YEARS COMPETITORS ARE RESTRICTED TO DANCING IN EITHER THE UNDER 21 YEARS CHAMPIONSHIPS OR THE OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS IN EACH BRANCH.

Recognised by the British Dance Council.

Prizes: 1st Grand Challenge Trophy.  Winners to hold for a period of 12 months

Prize money amounting to £1,140

See Rules contained in the Syllabus for clarification.

Judging will be based on "All-round" efficiency in the CHA CHA CHA, SAMBA, RUMBA, PASO DOBLE and JIVE. Competitors will be required to dance Jive in the Semi-Final and Final only.

There will be TWO Preliminary Qualifying Competitions.  The First will be held on Monday at 10.30am and the Second on Tuesday at 11.00am., when all Competitors entering this Championship will be required to dance except those Competitors granted exemption.

Exemptions from the Qualifying Heats on the Monday will be those Couples who danced in the Third Round proper in the 2013 British Amateur Latin Championship.  Those Couples who have been granted exemption from the First Qualifying Competition only will be marked with one asterisk (*).

Exemption from the Second Qualifying Heats on the Tuesday will be granted to those Couples who danced in the Fourth Round proper in that Championship.  Those Couples who have been granted exemption from both Qualifying Competitions will be marked in the Programme with two asterisks (**).

Exemptions only apply to the same partnership as existed in the aforesaid event and not to the competitors individually.

Any dispute as to eligibility for exemption shall be at the discretion of the Management of the Blackpool Dance Festival, whose decision shall be accepted as final.

 

Tickets available:

Please purchase one of the following tickets:

Blackpool Dance Festival 2014 - Season Ticket
Price:  £ 170 each
quantity:
Daily Admission Ticket - Monday 26th May 2014
Price:  £ 33 each
quantity:
Daily Admission Ticket - Tuesday 27th May 2014
Price:  £ 33 each
quantity:

 
F2 - BRITISH SENIOR (OVER 35's) LATIN CHAMPIONSHIP
May 26th, 2014 - May 26th, 2014

SENIOR COMPETITORS ARE RESTRICTED TO DANCING IN THE SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS ONLY

Recognised by the British Dance Council.

Prizes: 1st Grand Challenge Trophy.  Winners to hold for a period of 12 months

Prize money amounting to £1,030

See Rules contained in the Syllabus for clarification.

Judging will be based on "All-round" efficiency in the CHA CHA CHA, SAMBA, RUMBA, PASO DOBLE and JIVE.  Competitors will be required to dance Jive in the Semi-Final and Final Rounds only

Tickets available:

Please purchase one of the following tickets:

Blackpool Dance Festival 2014 - Season Ticket
Price:  £ 170 each
quantity:
Daily Admission Ticket - Monday 26th May 2014
Price:  £ 33 each
quantity:

 
B1 - BRITISH AMATEUR UNDER 21 YEARS BALLROOM CHAMPIONSHIP
May 27th, 2014 - May 27th, 2014

UNDER 21 YEARS COMPETITORS MAY DANCE IN THE AMATEUR RISING STARS BALLROOM COMPETITION BUT THEY ARE RESTRICTED TO DANCING IN EITHER THE UNDER 21 YEARS CHAMPIONSHIPS OR THE OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS IN EACH BRANCH.

Recognised by the British Dance Council. Over 16 and Under 21 years of age.

Prizes: 1st Grand Challenge Trophy.  Winners to hold for a period of 12 months.

Prize money amounting to £950

See Rules contained in the Syllabus for clarification.

Judging will be based on "All-round" efficiency in the WALTZ, FOXTROT, TANGO and QUICKSTEP

Tickets available:

Please purchase one of the following tickets:

Blackpool Dance Festival 2014 - Season Ticket
Price:  £ 170 each
quantity:
Daily Admission Ticket - Tuesday 27th May 2014
Price:  £ 33 each
quantity:

 
C - BRITISH PROFESSIONAL LATIN CHAMPIONSHIP
May 28th, 2014 - May 28th, 2014

Recognised by the British Dance Council

Prizes: Grand Challenge Trophy.  Winners to hold for a period of 12 months.

Prize money amounting to over £5,325

See Rules contained in the Syllabus for clarification.

Judging will be based on "All-round" efficiency in the CHA CHA CHA, SAMBA, RUMBA, PASO DOBLE and JIVE.  All entrants required to compete in the five dances, and from the last 48 couples each dance will be adjudicated separately.

The couple showing the best "All-round" standard in the five dances will be delcared the BRITISH PROFESSIONAL LATIN CHAMPIONS.

Competitors marked with two asterisks (**) are those who danced in ALL five dances in the Fifth Round of the 2013 Championship and are exempt from the first two rounds this year.  Competitors marked with one asterisk (*) are those who danced in ALL five dances in the Fourth Round of the 2013 Championship and are exempt from the First Round this year.

The exemptions only apply to the same partnership as existed in the aforesaid event, and not to the competitors individually.

Tickets available:

Please purchase one of the following tickets:

Blackpool Dance Festival 2014 - Season Ticket
Price:  £ 170 each
quantity:
Daily Admission Ticket - Wednesday 28th May 2014
Price:  £ 33 each
quantity:

 
C1 - BRITISH BALLROOM FORMATION DANCING CHAMPIONSHIP
May 28th, 2014 - May 28th, 2014

Recognised by the British Dance Council

For Teams of six to eight couples

Prizes: Grand Challenge Trophy.  Winners to hold for a period of 12 months.

Cash Prizes will be awarded to the Teachers and to the Members of the Teams in the Final.

See Rules contained in the Syllabus for clarification.

Rehearsal will commence after the Qualifying Heats of the British Amateur Ballroom Championship.

 

Tickets available:

Please purchase one of the following tickets:

Blackpool Dance Festival 2014 - Season Ticket
Price:  £ 170 each
quantity:
Daily Admission Ticket - Wednesday 28th May 2014
Price:  £ 33 each
quantity:

 
D - THE BRITISH AMATEUR BALLROOM DANCING CHAMPIONSHIP
May 28th, 2014 - May 29th, 2014

UNDER 21 YEARS COMPETITORS ARE RESTRICTED TO DANCING IN EITHER THE UNDER 21 YEARS CHAMPIONSHIPS OR THE OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS IN EACH BRANCH.

Recognised by the British Dance Council

Prizes: Grand Challenge Trophy presented by the Corporation of Blackpool.  Winners to hold for a period of 12 months.

Prize money amounting to £1,140

See Rules contained in the Syllabus for clarification.

Judging will be based on "All-round" efficiency in the WALTZ, FOXTROT, TANGO and QUICKSTEP.

There will be TWO Preliminary Qualifying Competitions.  The First will be held on Wednesday at 11.00am and the Second on Thursday at 11.00am., when all Competitors entering this Championship will be required to dance except those Competitors granted Exemption.

The Championship proper will commence on Thursday evening at 6.00pm prompt.

Exemptions from the First Qualifying Heats on the Wednesday will be granted to those Couples who danced in the Second Round proper of the 2013 British Amateur Ballroom Championship.  Those couples who have been granted exemption will be marked with one asterisk (*).

Exemptions from the Second Qualifying Heats on the Thursday will be granted to those Couples who danced in the Third Round proper in that Championship.  Those couples who have been granted exemption will be marked with two asterisks (**).

Exemptions only apply to the same partnership that exsisted in the aforesaid events and not to the competitors individually.

Any dispute as to eligibility for exemption shall be at the discretion of the Management of the Blackpool Dance Festival, whose decision shall be accepted as final.

Tickets available:

Please purchase one of the following tickets:

Blackpool Dance Festival 2014 - Season Ticket
Price:  £ 170 each
quantity:
Daily Admission Ticket - Wednesday 28th May 2014
Price:  £ 33 each
quantity:
Daily Admission Ticket -Thursday 29th May 2014
Price:  £ 33 each
quantity:

 
E - THE BRITISH PROFESSIONAL BALLROOM DANCING CHAMPIONSHIP
May 30th, 2014 - May 30th, 2014

Recognised by the British Dance Council

Prizes: Grand Challenge Trophy presented by the Corporation of Blackpool.  Winners to hold for a period of 12 months.

Cash prizes amounting to over £4,260

See Rules contained in the Syllabus for clarification.

Judging will be based on "All-round" efficiency in the WALTZ, FOXTROT, TANGO and QUICKSTEP.  All entrants will be required to compete in the four dances and from the last 48 couples each dance will be adjudicated separately.

The Couple showing the best "All-round" standard in the four dances will be declared the British Professional Ballroom Champions.

Competitors marked with two asterisks (**) are those who dance in ALL four dances in the Fifth Round of the 2013 Championship and are exempt from the first two rounds this year.  Competitors marked with one asterisk (*) are those who danced in ALL four dances in the Fourth Round of the 2013 Championship and are exempt from the First Round this year.

The exemptions only apply to the same partnership as existed in the aforesaid event, and not to the competitors individually.

Tickets available:

Please purchase one of the following tickets:

Blackpool Dance Festival 2014 - Season Ticket
Price:  £ 170 each
quantity:
Daily Admission Ticket - Friday 30th May 2014
Price:  £ 33 each
quantity:

 
E1 - BRITISH LATIN FORMATION DANCING CHAMPIONSHIP
May 30th, 2014 - May 30th, 2014

Recognised by the British Dance Council

For teams of six to eight couples

See Rules contained in the Syllabus for clarification.

The dances must be selected from and confined to the accepted Latin Dances

Prizes: 1st Grand Challenge Trophy.  Winners to hold for a period of 12 months.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the Teachers and the Members of the Teams in the Final.

Rehearsal will commence at 12.30pm approx

 

Tickets available:

Please purchase one of the following tickets:

Blackpool Dance Festival 2014 - Season Ticket
Price:  £ 170 each
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Daily Admission Ticket - Friday 30th May 2014
Price:  £ 33 each
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