Ballroom dancing in Blackpool

Blackpool, Lancashire

It's strictly dancing...

If you’re all in a spin due to Strictly fever then it’s time to iron your tuxedo or get your best frock dry-cleaned because the Dance Capital of the World is looking for a new partner. Indulge your passion for all things ballroom at Blackpool which is home to two stunning ballrooms and star-studded competitions and shows.

Throughout the summer, the legendary Blackpool Tower Ballroom hosts afternoon tea dances. With its beautiful Frank Matcham-designed interior, there is no better place to reacquaint yourself with the polka or lose yourself in a sultry Argentinean tango. With the mellifluous tones of the Wurlitzer organ ringing out, spin your partner around the floor like couples were doing over a hundred years ago.

Whether it’s a waltz, foxtrot, or you just hold each other close and hope for the best, it doesn’t matter as there are no nasty judges assessing your performance. Ballroom dancing is all about losing yourself in the moment.

And if you do happen to set the floor on fire with your quickstep, then be sure to check out the competition over at The Winter Gardens. Each year the crème de la crème descend on the venue to compete at major national and international contests.The Winter Gardens also host dance shows where you might spot the stars of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing doing what they do best. So what are you waiting for?

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