Blackpool Champions of Tomorrow January 2018
Well done to Terri and Lydia. Terri is 2018 Over 60`s Turquoise Pro-Am Student and Teacher Champion and Lydia was Open Viennese Waltz Finalist with 5th position. (Thanks to Cactus Capture for a lovely photgraph)
Blackpool Grand Finals 2017
Well done to the GottaDance team 4th and 5th November 2017. 7 Finalists with a Blue Sash again this year. What a team!!
Halloween Social 27th October
All had a truly awful evening at our Halloween Social Dance night. Huge thanks to the helpers and all who went to town on the fancy dress. Hoping you all enjoyed it as much as I did.
Julie Tomkins 30th September 2017.
Julie delivered another teriffic workshop and lessons for the lucky ones. Get practising everyone! Thanks as ever Julie.
Ian Waite and Camillas Close Up and Personal
GottaDance is honoured to have been asked to participate in Ian Waite and Camillas last show together in Stamford 21st September 2017. Our best dancers will join the show and take part in the evenings performance at the Corn Exchange. Good luck guys and (dont) break a leg!
Quick Quick Slow Pro-Amateur Competition
On Saturday 3rd June GottaDance pupils took to the floor in Stoke at Duncan Trevors Pro-Amateur event. Well done to Bronwyn, Lydia, Jack, Laura, Terri and Rozz who managed 4 firsts and 4 second placings. A first step towards Champions of Tomorrow in January.
Julie Tomkins trains GottaDance June 4th 2017
Julie Tomkins returned on 4th June imparting more of her vast dance knowledge upon the school. Huge thanks to her for her continued work with the school. Watch out for an August date for the next session.
March 10-13th 2017 was our annual GottaDance Holiday at the Trouville Hotel in Sandown. 60 of our dancers enjoyed a long weekend of dancing in the newly refurbished Art-Deco Ballroom overlooking the Sandown Esplanade. Come join us for Mothers Day weekend 2018 March 9-12th.
Champions of Tomorrow
On the 6th January 2017 at the Blackpool Wintergardens Max Appleby and Allice Grodon made their first showing in the Pre-Amateur Latin and second time out at youth (16-21) Ballroom events in the Champions of Tomorrow Championship gaining valuable experience and helping them move up the UK Adult rankings .
Martin and Rachel just missed the semi final in Intermediate Latin and got marks back in their Ballroom. Well done to both couples.
Max and Allice subsequent results at Cheslyn Hay, Stockport and Burton upon Trent sees them now standing 20th in the UK Youth Modern and 33 in Latin American.
BLACKPOOL GRAND FINALS 2016
5 qualifying events across 2016 saw 12 of our adults and 2 children reach the Blackpool Grand Finals on November 5th and 6th. After months of hard work and preparation everyone danced great and this was reflected in the results.
Once again we had one blue sash winner and with a smaller team achieved the same as last year with 9 dancers making finals! We are very proud of all our pupils and a great many thanks go to everyone who has contributed, competitors, family and friends.
Well done to all the Gotta Dance team!
Ballroom Semi Final Junior SDT Tango
Latin 7th Junior SDT Rumba
Ballroom 3rd Junior Pre Bronze QS
Latin Quarter Final Pre Bronze CCC
Ballroom Semi Final Pre Bronze U35 QS
Latin Semi Final Pre Bronze U35 CCC
Ballroom 1st O50s Bronze Foxtrot
Latin 2nd O50s Pre Bronze CCC
Ballroom 5th U35 Silver Tango/Waltz
Latin Quarter Final U35 Silver CCC/Samba
Ballroom Quarter Final O35 Silver Tango/Waltz
Ballroom Quarter Final O50 Silver Tango/Waltz
Latin Semi Final O50 Silver Samba/CCC
Ballroom Quarter Final over 50 GS Ballroom
Latin Semi Final over 50 GS Latin
Ballroom Semi Final O50 Silver Tango/Waltz
Ballroom 5th Over O65 Silver Waltz/Tango
Ballroom Semi Final U35 Gold Fox/QS
Ballroom Semi Final O35 Gold Fox/QS
Ballroom Quarter Final U35 Gold Star W/QS
Latin Quarter Final U35 Gold Star J/CCC
Ballroom Quater Final U35 Gold Star W/QS
Latin Semi Final U35 Gold Rumba/Jive
Ballroom Semi Final O50 Gold Star W/QS
Latin Semi Final 50 Gold Star W/QS
Ballroom 4th O65 Gold Star
Semi Final O35 Silver/Gold QS
Michael Redman/Terri Richmond
6th O50 Silver/Gold QS
Champions Of Tomorrow January 9th 2016
On January 9th two of our couples took to the amazing Empress Ballroom floor Blackpool for this years competition. Allice and Max and Hannah and Ashley.
Max and Allice Won the Junior Beginners Latin Championship and in Open Junior 5 Dance did fantastically well finishing next into the Semi-final on only their second Open Junior competition.
Hannah and Ashley Made the semi-final of their ballroom and quarter-finals latin on just 3 lessons together and a few practice sessions.
Great work team and keep working hard for Best of Britain, Stars of the Future and the Nationals!
Graham Oswick day with GottaDance
Huge thanks go to Graham Oswick for his recent visit to our school December 6th. Graham delivered 6 private lessons and a group workshop from which we all benefitted greatly. His immense knowledge and easy delivery made this a wonderful day for all dancers concerned. Graham will be back so keep your eyes open for his next visit and February 6th 2016 Juile Tomkins will be spending a day with us so dont miss your chance to improve your Latin again.
Blackpool Grand Finals October 31/Nov 1st 2015
4 qualifying events across the year granted our dancers the privilege of competing at the Blackpool Grand Finals on October 31 and November the 1st. After months of hard work and preparation everyone made a great effort and were well turned out in immaculate costumes and glowing tans even in Blackpool in November! Having said that temperatures were actually quite balmy again for the time of year.
For a small school, once again we made a significant impact on this our 6th Blackpool Grand Finals and our dancers achieved 8 finals overall with one blue sash winner! One of our dancers was also proposed to in the middle of the empress Ballroom! Thankfully Sarah accepted Mike's proposal and what a memory! We are very proud of all our pupils and a great many thanks go to everyone who has contributed, competitors, family and friends.
Well done to all the Gotta Dance team of 4 children and 17 adults.
Overall results were:
1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, 3 5th places and two 6th places.
Junior Ballroom couples silver/gold (24 entries)
Max and Allice 2nd place (with only one shoe on!)
Junior Latin silver/gold couples (24 entries)
Max and Allice 5th place
Congratulations to our juveniles too Bronwyn making the semi-final in pre bronze tanto (28 entries) and Zak for reaching the semi-final in the primary social dance category Waltz (41 competitors).
Max and Allice also reached the semi-finals in Juinor silver jive 31 entries.
U 35 pre-bronze tango (31 enties)
Nicola quarter finals.
O 50 pre bronze tango (24 entries)
Terri 1st place
0 35 bronze quickestep (30 entries)
Spencer quarter final
Sarah quarter final
U 35 silver foxtrot (35 entries)
Rozz quarter final.
0 35 silver foxtrot (35 entries)
Sarah semi final
O 50 silver foxtrot (28 entries)
Janice semi final
U 35 gold star tango (20 entries)
Eleanor semi final.
O 35 silver Jive (20 entries)
Marcia semi final
over 50 silver jive (37 entries)
O 50 gold star tango (19 entries)
Deborah semi final
O 50 gold star Rumba
Robert semi final
Deborah semi final
0 35 to Bronze waltz (20 entries)
Spencer and Sarah 6th
U 35 silver/Gold Viennese Waltz (20 entries)
Harriet and Daniel semi final
0 35 Silver/Gold Viennese Waltz (10 entries)
Marcia and Jason 3rd
O 35 to Bronze CCC (20 entries)
Spencer and Sarah semi final
U 35 Silver/Gold Rumba (24 entries)
Daniel and Harriet semi final
O 35 Silver/Gold Rumba (10 entries)
Marcia Blagg and Jason Allum 3rd
O 50 gold star and above Jive (8 entries)
Robert and Deborah 6th