Well done to every member of the dance team who competed last weekend. A top effort in the face of some stiff competition… You all deserve a medal!
On Saturday 3rd October and Sunday 4th October the UKA hosted its Premier Dance Festival at the Empress Gardens Blackpool. Kim and Bogdan competed on Saturday in the styles of Street Dance / Hip Hop. On Sunday the rest of the team competed in the styles of Ballroom and Latin. Dance schools travelled from all over the country and beyond including Scotland, Ireland and Portugal to show off there dancing in front of the judges so the standard of dancing was very high making for stiff competition even for the more experienced dancers. Under pressure you all performed so well.
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Click the link above for dates and information on the Blackpool Dance Festival which starts on Thursday the 21st May held at the Winter Gardens. You don’t have to buy a ticket to get access to all the trade stands selling everything dance related including music, books, clothes, shoes, soles and glue for worn out shoes etc. If you’re in town pop in and have a look. Last year I bought two dance tops for competition here and a pair of Latin dance shoes and some spare soles and glue to get more life from my dance shoes! and the trade stands are a great source of inspiration particularly if your adding detail to a competition dress. The dresses on offer are spectacular with equally spectacular price tags!
Saturday 9th May The dance school will hold its usual adult social dance on Saturday the 9th May at Kirkham Community Centre. Visit our web site for directions. Bring your own nibbles and drinks and enjoy all your favorite Sequence Ballroom and Latin dances in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Dancing will start at the usual time of 8:30pm. Dress Code comfy and casual.
Sunday 10th May This is a very special opportunity not to be missed. As part of the schools 20th Birthday celebrations Elisabeth and her team are heading off to the world famous Blackpool Tower ballroom and our pupils are invited to join in the fun. Keep this date free. I will post further information soon including start times and cost etc.
Weekend commencing 16th May For those pupils taking medal tests you have only 3 weeks practice left! Elisabeth will confirm with you exact dates and times for your Medal test. Good Luck!
Blackpool Dance Festival 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. There are also many trade stands selling dance related clothing, kit , shoes, books, music and more. A great source of inspiration for the enthusiastic dancer. Thus event will be of interest particularly to those involved in the UKA Medal Competitions.
20th Birthday Celebrations More events are planned in June including a circus party. I will post more information on this special event soon. Watch this space!