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Blackpool Grand Finals 2011 and Results

Blackpool Grand Finals 2011 and Results

7 February 2012

With a new home at the Winter Gardens, the Grand Finals were bigger and better than ever!

With a new home at the Winter Gardens, the 2011 ISTD Blackpool Grand Finals were bigger and better than ever! Dancers and audiences alike welcomed the move to our new home at the Winter Gardens and the Empress Ballroom proved the perfect setting for a fabulous weekend of dancing.

It’s always fantastic to see competitors of all ages coming from every corner of the country and beyond, along with their enthusiastic families and supporters. The atmosphere in the Ballroom was buzzing, with the usual frantic activity off-stage as competitors caught-up with old friends and got in some last-minute practise before their event.

The new venue offered more seating, more space, a separate practice area, a huge floor for the competitions (the same floor used at the Open British Championships), and a much warmer environment for participants. The Grand Dance on Saturday night lived up to its promise of an event not to be missed with a spellbinding performance by world class demonstrators Maurizio Vescovo and Andra Vaidilaite. And then it was time for everyone to take to the floor for a night of dancing featuring music by the Empress Dance Orchestra with Ashley Frohlick, Musical Director.

Dancesport International (DSI) has been the main sponsor of the Blackpool Grand Finals since it first took place in Blackpool in 2000 and we were delighted to welcome them back again. Their stand was a hive of activity throughout the weekend, with competitors taking advantage of the opportunity to pick up essential items and try on the latest styles.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the Blackpool Grand Finals – from the tiny tots who experienced their first competition, to the organisers and adjudicators whose skill and dedication ensured a professional and smooth-running event for all.

The 2012 Blackpool Grand Finals will take place in the Empress Ballroom on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November 2012, so save the date now! Full programme details coming soon.

Sarah O’Hanlon

 


Full list of Winners

CHILDREN'S QUALIFIER WINNERS - BALLROOM & LATIN

   

MAXIM MORRIS  -  DANCEWISE

ALEX  GILBERTHORPE  -  KAREN  BYRON

LOWRI DAVIES  -  THE STUDIO - CLAIRE THOMPSON

INETA VAICIKAUSKAITE  -  DANCEWISE

AMELIA PENSWICK  -  STAR DANCE CLUB

KIMBERLEY  LAST  -  T & P  LAIT

GEORGE  HEDGES  -  NICE N EASY

BRIEZE BRADFORD  -  T & P  LAIT

SASHA  WARD  -  NICE N EASY

LAUREN MARTIN  -  STAR DANCE CLUB

RHYS HEDGES  -  NICE N EASY

JONATHAN SALMON  -  DANCEWISE

GLENN-RICHARD BOYCE  -  NICE N EASY

SAVANNAH ANZALUCCA  -  STAR DANCE CLUB

STEPHANIE  NOON  -  NICE N EASY

CALLUM MATHIESON  -  GRAFTY DANCE CLUB

JODAN  HAY  -  T & P  LAIT

LILY  HOLLAND  -  IPSWICH SCHOOL of DANCE

LEILA  HALL  -  DUESBURY ALDRED DANCE CENTRE

LOWRI DAVIES  -  THE STUDIO - CLAIRE THOMPSON

ELIOT MANNING  -  HOT STEPS DANCE ACADEMY

KIRA HUTSON  -  KAREN BYRON

CHLOE CARMEN  -  JULIA SPENCER

MANON  DAVIES  -  THE STUDIO - CLAIRE THOMPSON

LUCY HEATH  -  JULIA  SPENCER

ISOBEL  ROSE  -  T & P  LAIT

LAUREN MARTIN  -  STAR DANCE CLUB

RHYS HEDGES  -  NICE N EASY

LAURA ROBINSON  -  THE STUDIO - CLAIRE THOMPSON

GLENN-RICHARD BOYCE  -  NICE N EASY

NATALIE  DOWN  -  DANCE CRAZY

ABIGAIL  WELLSTEAD  -  DANCE CRAZY

CALLUM MATHIESON  -  GRAFTY DANCE CLUB

MATTHEW STICKELS  -  DANCEWISE

   

ADULT QUALIFIER WINNERS - BALLROOM & LATIN

   

JO  HAGGARTY  -  DANCEWISE

JACKIE MONTGOMERY  -  R & J  MILES

GILL  WILLIAMS  - CHARISMA

LORNA BRAMICH  -  T & P  LAIT

AILEEN CARROLL-TURNER  -  HOVE DANCE CENTRE

RITA  GRIM  -  COUNTY

NICOLA WARD  -  STAR DANCE CLUB

LYNN DOWDING  -  R & J  MILES

SHELLEY STURDY  -  STAR DANCE CLUB

ELLIE  STEELE  -  STAR DANCE CLUB

EVA  WARRICK  -  ANDREW CARRUTHERS

JENNI RHODES  -  R & J  MILES

LAUREN HARLEY  -  DANCEZONE

SEAN  MURPHY  -  STAR DANCE CLUB

ELAINE  SILVER  -  CENTRAL LONDON DANCE

MATTHEW  KEEBLE  -  DANCEWISE

KAREN   LINTERN  -  HOVE DANCE CENTRE

MICHAEL  HALL  -  STAR DANCE CLUB

CHEYENNE RUSSELL  -  STAR DANCE CLUB

CINDY GURNEY  -  DANCEWISE

ROBERT GRURNEY  -  DANCEWISE

HEATHER LAWRENCE  -  GRAFTY DANCE CLUB

LORRAINE MASON  -  GRAFTY DANCE CLUB

SANDRA BOULTON  -  KEEP DANCING

LORNA BRAMICH  -  T & P  LAIT

KAREN DeFRIEND  -  T & P  LAIT

RITA  GRIM  -  COUNTY

SOPHIE LEWIS  -  HOVE DANCE CENTRE

AILEEN CARROLL-TURNER  -  HOVE DANCE CENTRE

SHELLEY STURDY  -  STAR DANCE CLUB

COURTNEY BOYLE  -  WILLENS

EVA  WARRICK  -  ANDREW CARRUTHERS

JENNI RHODES  -  R & J  MILES

MOLLY WILLIAMS  -  STAR DANCE CLUB

SEAN  MURPHY  -  STAR DANCE CLUB

LYNNE BLINSTON  -  NIGEL  KIRK

MATTHEW  KEEBLE  -  DANCEWISE

GEORGE TZOULAS  -  STAR DANCE CLUB

MICHAEL  HALL  -  STAR DANCE CLUB

CHEYENNE RUSSELL  -  STAR DANCE CLUB

ANITA  STONE  -  R & J  MILES

ROBERT GURNEY  -  DANCEWISE

   

SEQUENCE WINNERS

   

MEGAN HARRIS  -  KAREN BYRON

CAMERON HUTSON  -  KAREN BYRON

ASHLEY OLDKNOW  -  KAREN BYRON

EMMA HAYSELDEN  -  KAREN BYRON

ANDREW PARKINSON  -  DUESBURY ALDRED DANCE CENTRE

 

 


Blackpool Grand Finals 2011 - photo by David O'Sullivan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blackpool Grand Finals 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blackpool Grand Finals 2011 - photo by David O'Sullivan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blackpool Grand Finals 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blackpool Grand Finals 2011 - photo by David O'Sullivan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blackpool Grand Finals 2011 - photo by David O'Sullivan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blackpool Grand Finals 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blackpool Grand Finals 2011 - photo by David O'Sullivan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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