blackpool shows and competitions week 1

Author Victoria McGregor

30 May 2018

 With the 1st week opening with a fantastic Fashion Show there have been many competitions and shows with so many fantastic SPONSORED GOLD and SPONSORED dancers representing us with their CHRISANNE CLOVER Couture dresses, and dresses made with CHRISANNE CLOVER fabrics, accessories and crystals.


SuperStars in Cabaret

Thursday 24th May saw the SUPERSTARS IN CABARET performance take place with lots of beautiful dancers in cabaret. This was a fundraising event to aid the work of the Competitors Commission and raise funds to support young Competitors.



There were so many beautiful performances including many of our SPONSORED GOLD and SPONSORED dancers including Natascha Karebey, Olga Elsbury, Angela Zheng, Nataliya Koliada, Stefanie Bossen.


Angela looked stunning in our NEW Espen Dancewear Collection the Dakota Top with the Nevada Ballroom Skirt

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Natascha wore a dazzling Sassy Yellow Ballroom dress featuring stretch net over lycra adorned beautifully in silver, gold and citrine bead droppers. Embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Crystal AB, Crystal, Citrine Shimmer, Citrine and Light Colorado Topaz.

 Senior Ballroom

Friday saw the Senior Ballroom competition with the fantastic Eric and Charlotte Voorn make the semi final. Charlotte wore a stunning Cobalt Ballroom dress made with CHRISANNE CLOVER fabrics, featuring the gorgeous Helena Embroidered Net. A beautiful fabric that is available in an array of exquisite colours…



British Open Smooth Championships

The British Open Smooth Championships also took place with our SPONSORED GOLD dancers Craig and Evgeniya Shaw making the finals and dancing magnificently in her CHRISANNE CLOVER Smooth Ballroom dresses. 

'British Open Professional Smooth Finalists 2018! Thank you to my wonderful lady @evgeniya_shaw flying the flag for 🇬🇧 Amazing to grace that ballroom floor once again and dance to the best orchestra in the dancing world.' Craig Shaw

For the final Evgeniya wore a beautiful White and Tan Smooth Ballroom dress featuring Tan stretch net over lycra adorned with silver bead droppers. Embellished beautifully in a criss cross design with CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Crystal AB and Crystal. Godets layered in white satin chiffon with a fabulous left side front split.


In earlier rounds Evgeniya wore a striking Black shaded Smooth dress featuring black stretch net over tan lycra adorned in black bead droppers. Embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI in Jet and Crystal AB. Godets layered in shaded georgette over cobalt satin chiffon with a fabulous split left side front.


'Delighted to receive the WDC Presidents award for winning the World Championship Showdance. Can't wait to dance tonight on the last evening of what has been the best festival we've been at. What an atmosphere last night!'  Craig Shaw


Pro Latin Rising Stars

Our SPONSORED dancers Wang Ji and Pan Jianhui looked gorgeous in her Latin dress made with CHRISANNE CLOVER fabrics! Reaching the Semi Final in the Professional Latin Rising Stars.

u21 Latin

Mia and Andrei entered their first competition as Youth in Blackpool after such fantastic Junior Results in the Junior Blackpool back in March! Competing in the U21 Latin Mia looked absolutely stunning in her Red Latin Dress.

The Team Match

The exciting Team match took place with 4 teams competing and was amazing to see 3 teams featuring our SPONSORED GOLD dancers. A huge congratulations to the US team winning the competition.


Monica & Valerio team europe

Placing 2nd place was the Eureopean team with our fabulous Monica Nigro looking radiant in her Blueberry Ballroom dress embellished beautifully in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI® in Cobalt.



 Kristi & Warren team gb

Placing 3rdplace was the Great Britain team with the beautiful Kristi Boyce dancing so elegantly in her Electric Pink Ballroom dress. Embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI® in Crystal, Crystal AB and Fuchsia. 

Warren and Kristi announced their retirement with much applause and support from the audience. They have had such a fantastic career and we wish them all the best for the future.



Angela & Danny team australasian

Placing 4th was the Australasian team proudly supported by CHRISANNE CLOVER. The team all wore a fantastic cappuccino polka dot stretch net that was made exclusively by CHRISANNE CLOVER for the team match. 


Angela danced beautifully in her dress featuring a splash of Emerald colour and embellished in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI® in Jet and Emerald.


All these Team Match dresses are now available to buy click HERE 

Professional Rising Stars 

The Professional Ballroom Rising Stars saw many of our SPONSORED dancers reaching fantastic results dancing beautifully in dresses made from CHRISANNE CLOVER fabrics…


1st Place Ekaterina and Diego


2nd Place Nataliia and Jack


Semi Finals Stefanie and Ben


Quarter Finals Yong Guo and Xin Yuan



u21 Ballroom

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In the Under 21 Ballroom Mia and Andrei placed 13th, reaching the 3rd placed English Ballroom couple. Mia wore a magnificent Red and Blue dragon scale Ballroom dress embellished beautifully in CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI® including Blue Zircon Shimmer. 

Amateur Latin

Our SPONSORED dancers Zia and Peter placed a fantastic 4th place in the Amateur Latin. Zia looked magnificent in her Black Latin dress made with CHRISANNE CLOVER fabrics adorned with over 31,680 CRYSTALS FROM SWAROVSKI®

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