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Blackpool 2022
Image Credit Tomasz Reindl


Next Events: 17th - 30th May 2025

The Blackpool Dance Festival began in 1920 in the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

To find out more about the history of the festival, please visit our History section.

Covering a period of fourteen days, the May Blackpool Dance Festival is by far the largest of the five festivals held in Blackpool. 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.


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