It's been a whole month since the ISTD Ballroom & Latin National Grand Finals at the Winter Gardens in November. Life has been super busy since then but more about what I've been upto in upcoming posts! Friday 2nd November saw the start of the dance weekend with my usual spray tan in the morning … Continue reading Blackpool National Grand Finals 2018
Well...four weeks and four days...and counting! As a Ballroom and Latin Dancer, the main goal for the year after competing at regional competitions, is to compete at our annual National Grand Finals which is held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool in November. This year is my 8th Blackpool and my 7th at the Winter … Continue reading Blackpool 2018 – The 4 week Countdown!
The ISTD Grand Finals, Blackpool, the pivotal point of our Dance year, the date that goes into the diary and is then focused on as we count down the weeks, the lessons, the exams, the regional competitions with chances to qualify. Suddenly it is just around the corner as last minute preparations are put in … Continue reading ISTD Blackpool Grand Finals 2017
What a day! A very long and tiring day but nothing compares to it! The mere chance of dancing in such an elegant ballroom proves to me I have the best hobby! After finally getting to sleep around 1am, the alarm at 7 was not particularly welcome, but unlike on a work day, I didn't … Continue reading ISTD National Grand Finals!
This was actually written on Saturday evening but I was so tired I didn't get around to posting but here are some thoughts from day 2! It seems a little strange, but today has been an odd day....purely because I actually feel quite relaxed about the competition tomorrow! The day started with a breakfast at … Continue reading Blackpool Weekend, day 2!
Wow! Actually here! It's finally the Blackpool weekend...the highlight of the dance year!! 2 weeks ago I wrote a blog on the Finals Countdown....those 2 weeks have flown by! Lessons have been done, classes have been attended, dresses have been stoned and now I've washed off my tan, I'm sat in the hotel bedroom reflecting … Continue reading Blackpool 2016,Grand Finals weekend begins!
ISTD National Grand Finals that is! In the lead up to any dance competition there's a hype of what dances you've got, where you're dancing, making sure you've got enough lessons booked in and making every effort to dance as much as possible! Add to that the necessities of costumes, shoes, tan, make up, hair style, … Continue reading It’s the Finals countdown!!!!