Sunday, 15th May saw our illustrious team of DSGB dancers competing again. Placed 2nd, 4th & 5th in various events from Intermediate to Championship level, the couples supported each other throughout the event. Jakub & Emma had a great outing, more confident, with better movement. Louis & Nicole had a ball, enjoying this opportunity to shine before going off to uni. For Oleg & Anastasia, with the new incredible Ballroom look, another step towards International scene.
One of the traditional Latin events has come back to life, organised by Michael Stylianos & Lorna Lee after three years.
Last run in 2019, this important event has been part of the International dance calendar for decades. Originally organised by Nina Hunt and Sydney Francis, it is very much alive attracting couples from Finland, Italy, USA, Poland, China & Japan, to name but a few.
Oleg & Anastasia were DSGB representatives with a swanky new look and some pretty impressive choreography. If all goes well, their summer will be full of International events to look forward to. Onwards & upwards!Posted on 29 April 2022
As competitive dance world is waking up and events are restarting, our dancers are coming our of hibernation and into the sunlight.
Jakub & Emma took the floor with some updated routines and renewed confidence at the Intermediate level. Also, the team had some new members: Loh & Linda entered their first competition putting in an impressive performance in the Beginners, looking and dancing their best. We congratulate them on this excellent start and wish them all the best for the future!Posted on 15 March 2022
Young dancers taking part at the Christmas Dance Event in Wimbledon.
A new evaluation concept was successfully introduced at the Christmas Dance event between Wimbledon Dance Academy & Dance Art Studios. Adjudicators’ marks gave a detailed analysis of Posture, Musicality and Footwork, so each participant took home a personal report. They can now work on their individual tasks. This should help the teachers too, seeing a pupil with different eyes and helping to focus on individual improvement.
After a long break, GB couples were finally able to participate at the International event.
November brought with it WDSF European Cup as well as a WDSF International Open in Standard (Ballroom) & Latin. In an upgraded multi-functional sports venue, Pontault Combault near Paris, couples from over 20 countries took the floor.
British representatives Oleg Terekhov & Anastasia Fokina have competed in four events in both styles over the weekend, performing to a very supportive audience.
“Great to have couples back on the floor! We missed competitions so much over the last two years”, says Olga Komarova, WDSF Adjudicator for England at the Paris event.Posted on 30 November 2021
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Get ready for the most inspiring dancesport event in the spectacular Hermans concert Hall at the Tivoli Friheden amusement park, Aarhus, Denmark. Entries are open from 1st August 2021.Posted on 2 August 2021
Following the ongoing Covid-19 situation and suspension of dance training and competitions, the Dancesport Great Britain Presidium have decided to extend all member’s subscriptions for a year or until we are able to return to the floor.
We know this is a difficult time for all of our dancers, teachers, coaches, officials and supporters and we hope that it will not be long before we can return to the wonderful world of dancing.
In the meantime we wish you all good health and hope to see you soon back on the floor.
The Dancesport Great Britain (DSBG) PresidiumPosted on 5 April 2021
The 2020 season started on a high note.
On 16th February an all-grades dance festival was taking place, with DSGB members taking part in 6 different categories.
The beautiful Coney Hall was full of dancers, young and old. From Juvenile Beginners, to Juniors 1 & 2, to Youth & Adult participants in Standard and Latin, it was an incredibly successful day.
The first sign of trouble came when some of the trophies could not be presented due to delivery issues in Asia.
Few could have predicted that isolated cases of flu would grow into a Worldwide disaster.
As the country went into lockdown, events had to be paused, with DSGB dancers practising on Zoom.
We wish all our members a Happy 2021!
We can’t wait to come back on the floor, to dance, improve and see our dance partners and friends again!
At the end of last year several of our couples and adjudicators attended the Dubai Dance Week 2019 which gave a great end to the year for all.
Although Dubai has such a great reputation for glitz and glamour there are very few Ballroom and Latin competitions held there. Dubai Dance Week has certainly shown the Dancesport world how sparkling a competition can be.
George & Ada along with Nick & Charmaine both traveled from the UK on a relatively short flight and were greeted with all the hospitality that you would expect from the people of Dubai. Thanks to only a small amount of time difference little adjustment was required before our couples headed to the competition floor.
DDW 2019 was held across a number of days and included competitions for all, both amateur and professional as well as all age categories. For our two couples the competition provided an opportunity to dance in a number of events from Rising Star to the World Open both in Adult and Senior 1.
Great success was had by both couples with George & Ada placing 5th in Senior 1 Standard and 7th in Senior 1 Latin whilst Nick and Charmaine reached 3rd in the Senior 1 Latin and 7th in Senior 1 Standard.Posted on 6 January 2020