The organisers of the Blackpool Dance Festival have thanked the 2000+ couples who travelled from over 50 countries to take part in the world’s largest and longest-running event in Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens.
The Winter Gardens has been ablaze with colour as almost every room in the 4.9 acre site was utilised to make the dance event the biggest yet. Bar areas became boutiques as dress, jewellery and shoe designers descended to showcase their designs to competitors. For the first time, a full-size dance floor was commissioned by the organisers and laid in the new £30M conference centre so that couples could put in some final practice – a move which delighted dancers wanting to put in some last minute rehearsal time. Over the 14 days almost every inch of space has been utilised with over 40 meetings taking place, exhibitions and showcases unveiled and three designated practice areas for students and teachers, including a sprung floor in the Pavilion, meaning that the whole complex was humming with action. Festival Stats.
Image / Credit: Visit Blackpool / Blackpool Dance Festival