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John Wood FTD Professional Ballroom 2015

John Wood FTD Professional Ballroom 2015 First place by winning all dances was the stunning, relatively new partnership of Valerio Colantoni and Monica Nigro, they show the sophistication and glamour necessary to become champions, They easily won all four dances.

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John Wood FTD Amateur Ballroom 2015

John Wood FTD Amateur Ballroom 2015 By easily winning all four dances Sergiu Rusu and Dorota Maker became the new champions of freedom to dance. They were dominant in every department with their amazing style, quality of movement and technical expertise. I liked the changes they made to their choreography which was characteristic to each dance and in … Continued

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Nicola Nordin FTD Amateur Latin 2015

Nicola Nordin FTD Amateur Latin 2015 This year’s Freedom to Dance Amateur Latin event was of the highest standard giving the judges a very difficult job . Every couple were fighting for their place from the first round creating a fantastic atmosphere at the beautifully decorated Copthorne Hotel, Effingham Park. The winners of this year’s event … Continued

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Nicola Nordin Freedom to Dance Professional Latin 2015 Write Up

Nicola Nordin FTD Professional Latin 2015 The winners of this event were Jurij Batagelj and Jagoda Batagelj from Slovenia. This couple gave a confident performance showing their ability to know exactly how much energy is required for every single step. They never looking under pressure, always free, natural, yet commanding. Congratulations, a well deserved win!

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How to Win Blackpool by Anne Gleave

In 2009 I was asked to lecture at the British National Congress with a title, “How to Win Blackpool”? I thought the research and findings of the lecture might be helpful, for whether you are trying to win regional, national, or International championships such as Blackpool, I believe the results will be of interest.

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Richard Gleave; The Psychology of Competing

Dancers who reach the heights of physical and artistic achievement have invariably more than just technique, skill and muscular ability at their command. They possess a high degree of mental toughness as well.

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To be an Adjudicator by Anthony Hurley

From Education Master Anthony Hurley Having recently watched the unbelievable youtube video of the adjudicator who was recording his marks like a magician’s sleight of hand and he never raised his eyes to study the competitor’s performance. One wonders how many more irresponsible judges there are masquerading in their tuxedos passing judgement and deciding who … Continued

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Floorcraft; A Lost Art By Anthony Hurley

I have recently returned from adjudicating at the Shenzhen China Open and the WDC World Cup, a fantastic event attracting 2000 competitors from China and great support from overseas couples — many of them featuring in the recent Blackpool finals.

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Freedom to Dance Launch New Website

We are proud to announce that our new website is now online..we would like to thank our fabulous web designer Evert van de Pol for all his help and hard work putting this site together. We hope that you will all enjoy it.

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