by kpmautner

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the 2015 British Professional Dance championships at the Blackpool Dance Festival in May.  What fun.  And what glitter!!!  Every vendor of ballroom glamor, glitz or gadgetry (how’s that for alliteration!) was there.  If you’ve ever been to the Quarter Horse Congress or the Trade Fair at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, you know what that’s like.

They are very, very strict about photography in the Ballroom, so I didn’t even try.  USA won the Professional Team Match and the Open Professional Ballroom!  We were second in the Open Professional Latin.  Go USA!!

Blackpool is a beach resort.  There is only one problem with a beach resort in northern England in May.  It’s COLD! But lovely.


Abandoned beach – it was about 45 degrees and the wind was blowing!


They shut down the Ferris wheel because of the strong wind!


This is the Blackpool Tower.  Landmark since the 1800s.  Apparently you can see Ireland from the observation post at the top.