Michael Malitowski and Joanna Leunis (pictured), who dance for England, triumphed for an eighth time at the UK Open Professional Latin Championship last week on Thursday, January 23, pipping the US’s Riccardo Cocchi and Yulia Zagoruychenko to the post in the battle of the Latin giants.
At the grand finals of the 61st International Championships on October 3, there were new winners, returning champions and a smattering of Strictly stars in the audience.
As the packed week of Blackpool Dance Festival moves to a close, with results for the Professional Latin and Amateur Ballroom finals.
The 2013 Blackpool Dance Festival is well under way. Neil Jones and Ekaterina Sokolova, in their first ever Professional Latin competition, became Blackpool’s Professional Latin Rising Star champions. The couple were dancing for England.