amateur couture at the blackpool dance festival 2019

Author Victoria McGregor

31 May 2019

These last few days have seen many exciting competitions at the Blackpool Dance Festival including the Amateur Ballroom and Amateur Latin.
Our Sponsored Gold dancers looked absolutely stunning in their Chrisanne Clover Couture and we cant wait to share these looks with you...


Amateur Ballroom line up Photo credit Tomasz Reindl Photography

Congratulations to our Sponsored Gold dancers for placing wonderful results in the Amateur Ballroom...


Izabela Skierska wowed audiences with this magnificent White Ballroom dress, placing a fantastic 2nd place with partner Kyle Taylor. A nude stretch net bodice is beautifully adorned with hero motifs and is embellished with Crystals from Swarovski including colours Crystal, Lavender DeLite, Fuchsia Shimmer and Burgundy DeLite. 


In earlier rounds Izabela wore this striking Saffron Ballroom dress embellished beautifully in Crystals from Swarovski in colours Crystal, Jonquil, Citrine Shimmer and Yellow Opal.


Liis End dazzled in this stunning Fluo Red Ballroom dress, placing a fantastic 5th place with partner Eric Li Cheng. Silver Madonna motifs beautifully adorn the sweetheart neckline and side seams and is embellished in Crystals from Swarovski in colours Crystal AB, Crystal and Scarlet. 

Dear All,

It is always an honour to dance at the Blackpool Final. This year, our first Blackpool we successfully defended our the 5th in Amateur Ballroom after making it through seven rounds of competition. Despite all the pre rounds which we gave it our best, and it was an exciting night dancing the final at the Empress Ballroom Winter Gardens. We embrace the challenge with high spirits as we learn to grow and improve along the way.

It was a magical night, but more important, we know our hard work would not have paid off without your continued support.

As always, we owe our gratitude to our beloved teachers, Hanson & Carolina who are forever there to guide us. We are also blessed knowing the support and cheering of the Cimen Team along the way.

To our sponsors, Chrisanne Clover, IDS dance shoes, Ho‘s dance wear, and Lella Milano. We thank you for your generous sponsorships over the years. You support is invaluable to us!

Every time we are at the Blackpool Dance festival, it is a boost to our confidence. We know we are staying in our top shape and we believe in our ability to continue to aim high. Every major competition is a booster to our confidence, and we look forward to sharing more good news with you in the years to come.

Let me also take this opportunity to thank all our friends who were there for us last night. It was wonderful to know that you were there for us as we gave our best performance!

Warm regards,
Eric & Liis



In earlier rounds Liis wore this dazzling Black Velvet Shimmer Ballroom dress adorned with silver Sylvie lace ribbon and embellished in Crystals from Swarovski in Crystal, Crystal AB and Graphite.  


Joanne Zhong looked stunning in her signature Red with this striking Ballroom dress reaching the semi-finals with partner Philip Peng. The bodice is beautifully adorned with flowers and petals and embellished in Crystals from Swarovski in Light Siam. 


Congratulations to Anna Mashchyts and Damir Haluzan for placing a fantastic 4th place in the Amateur Latin. For the final Anna wore this striking Black frill Latin dress perfectly accessorized with a dynamic belt embellished in Crystals from Swarovski in Light Turquoise and Light Colorado Topaz. Complete with a crystallized necklace and armbands finished the look.


In earlier rounds Anna wore this striking Red luxury crepe Latin dress, a sister version of the final dress and embellished in Crystals from Swarovski in colours Light Colorado Topaz, Golden Shadow, Light Siam and Majestic Blue. 


Moving from Junior to the Youth category a big congratulations goes to our youngest Sponsored dancers Mia and Andre for placing 8th in the U21 reaching the semi finals, and 13th in the Amateur Rising Stars. Mia wore this dazzling Black and Red Ballroom dress adorned with marabou feather featuring our NEW fabric Metallic Jersey Silver on Black for a dazzling look. 


Blackpool dance festival 2019💫 .... Amateur Rising Star: 13th pLace and 2 marks from semi final 
U21 Youth Ballroom: 8th and 3 marks from final 
We thank those who are with us on this journey no matter what - our coaches, sponsors, supporters, and families. You mean the world to us ! We thank the Blackpool Dance Festival for such an amazing event. Dancing on that amazing floor to the most wonderful music of the Empress Orchestra against the best dancers in the world and being observed by the most inspirational dancers and coaches is always a complete honour for us. We would like to wish Sandra Wilson a wonderful retirement! 
Lastly thank you to Andrei - for being the best partner I could ask for. I love you always. “Success is never owned, it is rented and the rent is due everyday” 👊🏻 Love A&M 👫❤️



Get the feather effect with this striking Cobalt Ballroom dress with feather boa beautifully adorning the bust line, skirt hem and bell sleeve floats. Embellished in Crystals from Swarovski in colours Crystal, Ocean DeLite, Light Sapphire Shimmer, Aqua AB, Sapphire AB, Sapphire and Majestic Blue. 


See more couture styles worn at the Blackpool Dance Festival for the ever-popular Team Match and Smooth Championships...


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