The Forget-Me-Not Ball was held in the spacious Slough Centre Ballroom on February 16. The annual event was a resounding success, although numbers were slightly down, owing to the many Valentine's dances being held on the same date. Doors opened at 7pm for a 7.30pm start and, soon after, the dancers were strutting their stuff on the floor.
Dance Proms is inviting entries from dance teachers around the world for the 2013 showcase of young dance talent at the Royal Albert Hall, London on November 3. It is the first time that this multi-genre dance spectacular has been opened up to international entries.
On March 23, Dave Turner and Katie Walton (pictured) aim to set a new Guinness World Record for a couple dancing the longest distance. The record attempt will raise money to support a young dancing family and for Birmingham Women’s Hospital’s “Tiny Babies, Big Appeal”.
Held on Saturday, March 30, the Eastbourne Easter Dance Day is a unique day of ballroom, Latin, Argentine tango and social sequence, from workshops and tea dances to a gala evening and Champions in Cabaret. Or you can make a weekend of it, with many more chances to dance on Friday 29 and Sunday 31, with sessions in three of Eastbourne’s attractive seafront hotels.
This year’s West of England Open Championships were held at the well-known Winter Gardens of Weston-super-Mare. Presented and organised by Avon Amateur Dancers Club, the event was a success with competitors and spectators.