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Spring balls!

Posted on February 6, 2015

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d60 15458 rayThis March sees two anniversary balls, celebrating a grand institution and a newer studio.

On March 21, Andrew Cuerden and Viktoriya Wilton (pictured) invite you to London’s Porchester Hall for the first London Gala Ball, which celebrates the fifth anniversary of Viktoriya’s studio Inspiration 2 Dance.

This glamorous black-tie ball features live music from the famous Ross Mitchell band, with welcome drinks, finger buffet, fun dance class and inspiring amateur and professional performances.

Tickets, from, cost £55.

Meanwhile, the Northern Counties Dance Teachers’ Association (NCDTA) celebrates its 90th birthday with an anniversary ball at Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton Le Spring on March 28.

It includes the adult events of the 75th Open Ballroom Championships, plus social dancing and a cabaret from International Rising Star Ballroom champions Mark and Olga Elsbury.

Tickets cost £10, or just £8 for children. For more information, call Lee Dudman on 07906 650 127 or Louise McGreevy on 07958 425 245.

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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