Once again we ventured North to the spiritual home of Ballroom dancing, Blackpool. This time for the Sequence festival which takes place each October. Luke, with his new partner, Sophie were competing in the Professional Classical Sequence Championship, Liam and Alex were competing in the Amateur Classical and Modern Sequence Championship, and Dawn, Andy, Sue, Dennis, Carla and Neil were all competing in the Social Dance Classical and Modern Sequence competitions for the first time.
First out on Sunday evening were Dawn, Andy, Sue, Dennis, Carla and Neil who all danced well considering it was their first outing at this event, attracting the best sequence dancers in the country and some from overseas. Dawn and Andy and Carla and Neil all got recalled which was a great achievement. Next up were Liam and Alex for the Modern Sequence in which they were placed second.
Monday sees the inventive dance competition in which we entered three dances, one in each section, and we were delighted to win with our Rumba Missouri. This takes our tally of wins in this event to 13, equalling the current record. Also dancing this evening were Dawn and Andy and Carla and Neil in their Social Classical Sequence, with Dawn and Andy making the final, a fantastic result and well deserved.
The excitement and anticipation increased on Tuesday evening with both the Amateur and Professional Classical Sequence Championships. Liam and Alex were first to take to the floor to defend the title they won last year. By giving the assured performance of reigning Champions regaining their title with some ease and a lovely, stylish display of Classical Sequence. Following on from this was the eagerly awaited Professional final in which Luke and Sophie were placed third. They gave an excellent and refined performance showing great togetherness and technical accuracy which was terrific considering they have only been together about two months and this was only their second competition.
Congratulations to you all we are proud to be associated with you. Having all returned home somewhat bleary eyed we now have only a week or so to recover for what will hopefully be another successful visit to Blackpool.