Congratulations to all the Brooklyn DanceSport Club Couples who competed at the 2012 Blackpool Dance Festival!






The Blackpool Dance Festival is one of the most prestigious ballroom dance competitions in the world.  It is  held every year at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, England  at the end of May.  This historic annual event features age categories as young as Under-21 (16-20) to Senior (35 and over). With past winners such as Bryan Watson and Carmen, Donnie Burns and Gaynor Fairweather, and Christopher Hawkins & Hazel Newberry, and over 250 competitors in each category, it is easy to see why this is one of the most prestigious competitions every year!

Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk
Professional Waltz: 9th (out of 223)
Professional Tango: 8th (out of 223)
Professional Foxtrot: 10th (out of 223)
Professional Quickstep: 9th (out of 223)
Professional Ballroom:  10th(out of 223)

Andrei Kazlouski and Asta Sigvaldadottir
Professional Rising-Star Latin: 3rd(out of 218)
Professional Cha-Cha: 29th (out of 263)
Professional Samba: 18th (out of 263)
Professional Rumba:24th (out of 263)
Professional Paso Doble: 22nd (out of 263)
Professional Jive:  24th (out of 263)
Professional Latin: 24th (out of 263)

Denys Drozdyuk and Antonina Skobina
Amateur Latin: 17th (out of 275)

Pasha Stepanchuk and Anastasiya Danilova
Amateur Latin: 109th (out of 275)
Amateur Rising-Star Latin: 98th (out of 343)

Jason Dai and Patrycja Golak
Under-21 Latin: 94th (out of 175)
Amateur Rising-Star Latin: 153rd (out of 343)