Blackpool

6th July 2024 – International Dance Teachers Association

This event is part of the annual IDTA congress weekend.  Tickets will be on sale from the IDTA office, telephone 01273 685 652, date TBC. Prize money for the winners is £200, plus £50 expenses, and £50 per couple for all the remaining finalists. Competition sections Modern, Latin and Classical Sequence and Derek Tonks Memorial Trophy. See the IDTA website for more details.

This year the IDTA will also be using the BDC Experimental ruling regarding partnering – see information for reference, as well as a full set of rules.www.idta.co.uk

Venue: Spanish Hall, Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Doors open:  8.45 am

Competition starts: 9.30 am

Finish time around: 5 pm

Admission: available to all

Ticket Information: Competition IDTA members Free. 

Spectators non members £14 in advance £15 on the door. Non members competitors £20 per couple in advance

Contact: Tickets and competition entry forms available from the Events and Admin Team at IDTA office on 01273 685 652, (option 5) email [email protected] or download from website at www.idta.co.uk

Closing date extended to 30th June 2024.

Teaching of new dances: same day

Food Available: Lunch time – pastries, tea and coffee. Limited selection from cafe within the building

Parking: pay by the hour

Winners 2023

Classical Winner – Trinity Tango

Arranged by Kelly Sloan and Ellen Harrison

Modern Winner – King’s Coronation Waltz

Arranged by Vicki Smith partnered by Howard Bullock

Mark and Emily

Latin Winner – Rumba G’Vine

Arranged by Mark Webb and Emily Hunt

Derek Tonks Memorial Trophy Winner – Coral Waltz (Classical)

Arranged by Eugene Barber and Lorraine Heron

2022 Winners
Duncan and Hannah Trever

Classical Winner – Tango Rijoca

Arranged by Duncan and Hannah Trever

Modern Winner – Lauren’s Waltz

Arranged by Eugene Barber and Lorraine Heron

Stuart and Bev 2022 IDTA

Latin Winner – Chatsworth Rumba

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

2021 Winners. Online Event due to Coronavirus Restrictions

Classical Winner – Wellington Waltz

Arranged by Colin and Karen Brewer

Modern Winner – Florentine Foxtrot

Arranged by Tom Dexter

Latin Winner – Jenian Jive  

Arranged by Guy Briggs

2020 Winners. Online Event due to Coronavirus Restrictions

Classical Winner – Crossfire Tango

Arranged by Gwen Cole

Modern Winner – Waltz Lalique

Arranged by Paul and Caroline Dellar

Latin Winner – Perdita Cha Cha  

Arranged by Karen Anderson

2019 Winners
Stuart Perry Beverly Howard

Classical Winner – Thornbridge Tango

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

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Modern Winner – Tango 47

Arranged by Tracy White and Andrea Wortley

Darren and Anita Kelly

Latin Winner – Salsa Sizzle  

Arranged by Darren and Anita Kelly

Fun dance

Fun Dance Winner – Samba For Sue  

Arranged by Tracey White and Andrea Wortley

2018 Winners
Barry and Beverley

Classical Winner – Waterfront Waltz

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes

Andrea and Tracy

Modern Winner – Emerald Quickstep

Arranged by Tracy White and Andrea Wortley

Barry and Beverley

Latin Winner – Rumba Memoire  

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes

Andrea and Tracy

Fun Dance Winner – Boogie Bossa Nova  

Arranged by Tracey White and Andrea Wortley

2017 Winners
Morningtown Blues

Classical Winner – Morningtown Blues

Arranged by David Howker and Deborah Catlow

Parklands Foxtrot

Modern Winner – Parklands Foxtrot

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes

Alan and Eunice

Latin Winner – Jive Together  

Arranged by Alan and Eunice Lam

2016 Winners
Paul and Caroline Dellar

Classical Winner – Saunter Samsara

Arranged by Paul and Caroline Dellar

Graham and Avril Watkins

Modern Winner – Interval Waltz

Arranged by Graham and Avril Watkins

Alan and Eunice Lam

Latin Winner – Tambora Mambo 

Arranged by Alan and Eunice Lam

2015 Winners
Paul and Caroline

Classical Winner – Lola Gavotte

Arranged by Paul and Caroline Dellar

Duncan and Hannah

Modern Winner – Daiquiri Foxtrot

Arranged by Duncan and Hannah Trever

Peter and Yvette

Latin Winner – Red Ruby Jive 

Arranged by Peter and Yvette Harris

2014 Winners
David and Deborah

Classical Winner – Teal Tango

Arranged by David Howker and Deborah Catlow

Modern Winner – Angelite Waltz 

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Peter and Yvette

Latin Winner – Moonbeam Mambo 

Arranged by Peter and Yvette Harris

2013 Winners

Classical Winner – Red Rose Gavotte

Arranged by John and Ann Rainey

Modern Winner – Blue Topaz Foxtrot

Arranged by Stuart Perry and Beverly Howard

Barry and Beverley

Latin Winner – Rumba Cascade 

Arranged by Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes

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