amateur ballroom in blackpool

Author Victoria McGregor

30 May 2018

With the Blackpool Dance Festival in full swing there was much anticipated excitement for the Amateur Ballroom championships, and our Sponsored Gold dancers did not disappoint! CHRISANNE CLOVER were so very proud to have 4 Sponsored Gold dancers in the final, all gorgeously dressed in our Ballroom dresses with each one embellished beautifully in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI®. It was an honour to see our talented dancers represent us on the dance floor.


Lets take a closer look at what our dancers wore and their results…


2ndPlace Sara and Charles



For the final Sara dazzled in this Sugar Pink feather Ballroom dress. Adorned with sugar pink feather fringe along the top and hem line. Embellished beautifully in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI® in Crystal and Crystal AB.



For earlier rounds Sara wore this magnificent Black feather boa Ballroom dress adorned with black feather boa along the bust line and skirt hem. Embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI® in Jet.



3rd Place Kyle and Izabela

‘Just wanted to say a very big thank you to everyone for your kind wishes after the competition last night!! It was a wonderful atmosphere to dance in!! 

After some very difficult health problems that I’ve had, I must say a huge thanks to Izabela for the amazing performance and I’m sorry I couldn’t give any more!! 🙏Everything I had I left on that floor but next time I’ll be extra strong 💪💪😉

Thank you all for the support 🇬🇧’ Kyle Taylor



             For the final Izabela wore a striking cappuccino and white shaded Ballroom dress adorned with organza flowers. Embellished beautifully in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI® in Crystal, Light Colorado Topaz and Silk Shimmer.

'This was a very special dress we designed for Isabela. It is very modern but is in keeping with the classic CHRISANNE CLOVER style of dress. The 3 dimensional detailing with the flowers are a big fashion trend on the catwalk at the moment , combined with shading that is such a big trend on the dance floor for this season.' Asim, head of Couture



In earlier rounds Izabela wore this beautiful Pink Tropicana and Sugar Pink Ballroom dress. Embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI® in Crystal AB, Hyacinth Shimmer, Rose, Light Rose, Fuchsia and Fuchsia Shimmer.



5th Place Anna and Eric

‘It is beyond words to describe how wonderful we felt to have the honour to dance the final at the Empress Ballroom Winter Gardens. We truly enjoyed every moment of it. In addition, we attended our first Blackpool Final and we came 5th in Amateur Ballroom. You can imagine the absolute joy we had last night. It was mesmerizing and truly amazing!

First and foremost, I must thank my long time dance partner. Anna, it could not have happened without you!

We also could not have done it if not for all our dedicated teachers, who are invaluable in helping us to realise our dreams. And of course, the BIG Cimen Team is always there for us, cheering us along the way.Carolina Tan

To our sponsors, Chrisanne Clover, IDS dance shoes, Nayi, and Lella Milano.. We truly appreciate your continuous support and your very generous sponsorships. We will continue to aim high and look forward to sharing with you more news of our achievements for the year ahead.

Last but not the least, a BIG thank you to our friends who were there for us last night. We are grateful for your cheering and well wishes along the way.

It is with your love and support that we made it!’ Eric & Anna


For the final Anna wore a luxurious White Metallic Lycra Ballroom dress. Featuring Silver Metallic Lycra with white godets layered in georgette over satin chiffon, with organza underskirts. Embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI® in White Pearls, Crystal Shimmer, Crystal and Crystal AB.


Love the Metallic look? Read more about the Metallic Trend HERE



In earlier rounds Anna wore this striking Black Ballroom dress adorned in Angelic and Quinn Motifs. Embellished beautifully in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI® in Crystal AB, Citrine, Citrine Shimmer, Light Colorado Topaz and Crystal.



6th Place Joanne and Philip


Joanne wore a striking Red Ballroom dress featuring stretch net over lycra with a satin flap design feature above bust line and belt. Skirts layered beautifully with georgette hemmed in satin bias, over georgette, satin chiffon and organza underskirts. Each skirt layer trimmed magnificently with crinoline creating fantastic volume and bounce. Embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI® in Light Siam.

'This dress our couture designer Amanda designed for Joanne has beautiful clean lines creating such an elegant feel. The shorter top layer has binding on the skirt layer which gives the dress a slightly different movement to our standard skirts.' Asim, Head of Couture


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