internationals part 1

Author Victoria McGregor

16 Oct 2018

The Internationals at the Albert Hall took place this October with so many beautiful couture dresses dazzling the dancefloor. Months of planning and preparation goes into this event – not only with the dancers working hard with lessons and practice, but also in the head office with over 20 NEW couture dresses getting made for our Sponsored Gold dancers alone, as well as dresses for our fabric sponsors and customers.

‘We have a fantastic couture team here at CHRISANNE CLOVER who are all experts in their own field. We can have up to 6 people working on one dress at different points in its life. The pure construction of a dress can take 16-36 hours to make up a garment. It can also take an incredible 8 to 36 hours of crystallizing, depending on the complexity of the design. Our embellisher artists place each crystal by hand, using only the best with Crystals from Swarovski®


There will be a vast collection of designs hand drawn by our amazing designers, where the strongest designs then get drawn up in digital format which is then signed off by myself to go ahead with production. The dress is then checked by the designer as it is getting made by the dressmakers, certain details such as embroidery and draping are pinned by the designer for the dress maker to copy. When the dress is complete with crystals, the couture is checked by our designers and maybe extra crystals are applied to complete the desired look and finish. ’

Asim, Head of Couture


A huge congratulations to everyone who took part in the Internationals, especially to our Sponsored Gold dancers who danced so beautifully in their Chrisanne Clover Couture. Here are the results of the Amateur Ballroom and Latin and what our Sponsored Gold dancers wore:






International Championships 2nd place 🇬🇧 We are born competitors but yesterday had some magic and felt so special to me. It was all about the performance and I loved every second of it!
Thank you everyone for all the kind messages 
 @ Royal Albert Hall

 Izabela Skierksa

2nd Place in Amateur Ballroom last night!! 💪 It was truly amazing to perform again in the Royal Albert Hall and the support was incredible!!
Thank you to our amazing sponsors 
Chrisanne Clover Ray Rose Dance Shoes and #Brackleys Izabela Skierska

Kyle Taylor




For the finals Izabela wore a beautiful hot magenta shaded Ballroom dress embellished beautifully in colours smoked mauve, province lavender and heliotrope. Godets layered with our NEW hot magenta to black shaded satin chiffon, resting over hot magenta organza underskirts. Crystallized gauntlets with shaded satin chiffon floats adds perfect style with added movement.




In earlier rounds Izabela wore a dazzling Fluo Green Ballroom dress embellished beautifully with Crystal and Crystal AB in an exquisite ornate design. Godets layered with georgette over satin chiffon with organza underskirts. Complete with a crystallized necklace finishing the look perfectly.




We are grateful that with the help of our teachers and friends, we have started a new chapter of our dance journey together. Although this is a new partnership, we felt blessed and have thoroughly enjoyed dancing in the Royal Albert Hall last night.

As always, our special thanks go to Cimen School for their support, and of course our gratitude to Hanson & Carolina, who are always there for us.

Not the least, thanks to our wonderful sponsors:

Chrisanne Clover, Nayi, IDS dance shoe and Lella.

Everyone of you have helped us in a special way. We would not be where we are today without you.

Warmest regards,

Eric and Liis




Introducing their new partnership and competing together for the first time, Liis looked so elegant in this Black Ballroom dress embellished beautifully in Crystal AB, Crystal and Jet Hematite. Finished perfectly with embellished gloves with floats attached and a crystallized necklace, completing the look.




5th Place



Joanne danced beautifully into the finals wearing this striking monochrome off the shoulder Ballroom dress, trimmed with crinoline along the top line and embellished in colours Jet and Graphite in a linear design. Complete with a crystallized choker and velvet detachable belt finishing the look perfectly.


A big congratulations also goes to our Sponsored dancers…


Semi Finalists

7thAleksandar and Katerina Bond,


Quarter Finalists

Dan Malov and Stef Noon

Michael and Nika Foskett



Amateur Latin



4th Place


photo credit Rob Ronda Photography


Debuting their NEW Sponsorship with Chrisanne Clover at the Internationals, Anna wore this exquisite Cappuccino fringe Latin 2 piece for the finals. Full of movement and style embellished beautifully in colours Light Colorado Topaz and Light Silk.



photo credit Rob Ronda Photography


For earlier rounds Anna wore this striking Fluo Red Latin dress decorated beautifully with freedom, hero and heartleaf motifs. Crystallized in Hyacinth and Hyacinth Shimmer. A luxury crepe skirt adorned with fringe makes for fantastic movement, finished perfectly with a crystallized necklace.



Anna also wore this elegant Black Latin dress decorated with bead droppers and adorned with Amour, Celine and Rebecca Laces. Embellished beautifully in Black Diamond, Black Diamond Shimmer and Jet. Finished perfectly with a crystallized choker completing the look.


Congratulations also goes to our Sponsored dancers placing

 3rd Petar and Zia

5th Salvatore and Viktoriya



Andrei and Mia

Semi Finalists and Quarter Finalists




Moving from Junior to Youth this year Mia wore this dazzling Metallic Silver Ballroom dress. Full of lustre and shine this dress combines metallic lycra with satin chiffon, trimmed with crinoline creating fantastic volume and movement. Exquisite crystallization adorns the neckline, dripping over the shoulders and patterned beautifully on the centre back in colours Crystal and Crystal AB.




Reaching the quarter finals in youth, Mia wore this exquisite Black Fringe Latin dress featuring a black crepe leotard embellished beautifully in Jet Hematite. Fringe hangs perfectly from the leotard creating a sexy look full of movement and flare.


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