October 2009

Older articles and news items can be found here. Even older articles will be moved across from the previous website as time allows.

World Latin Formation

Good luck to the Fever Dance Company (from Preston) and XS Latin (from Cambridgeshire) Formation teams who will be representing England in the World Latin American Formation Championships in Bremen in December.


Congratulations to Kyle Taylor and Liis End for winning the Under 21 Ballroom at the International Championships. Jack Beale & Karolina Szmit came 6th.  Lloyd Perry & Rebecca Scott were 2nd in the Juvenile Latin and 4th in Juvenile Ballroom.  Luke Miller & Hanna Cresswell came 5th in the Under 14 Latin and 6th in under 14 Ballroom.  Mark Powell & Kim Parsons were 2nd in Senior Latin and Steve & Sue Witherington were 5th.  Phil Holding & Debbie Trueman made the semis in Senior Ballroom.  We had four couples in the Over 50s Ballroom semi-finals: John Hyam & Jennifer Selmes, Peter & Christine Worthington, David & Maggie Durrant and John & June Coode.  In the Amateur events, Neil Jones & Ekaterina Sokolova made the final, Alejandro Hernandez & Kerri Ann Donaldson made the quarters in Latin; in Ballroom Marco Cavallaro & Jo Clifton made the semi-finals, Mark & Olga Elsbury and Kyle Taylor & Liis End made the quarters. Well done!


avon press release

Avon Amateurs Press Release
The Gaye Biffen Day held by Avon Amateurs will be re-named the Gala Charity Day and the programme will be diversified to contain EADA NREs.  Well done to the club who have raised over £50,000 for local cancer charities in memory of Gaye.
See their press release here

Wheelchair Europeans

England will be represented  in the European Wheelchair dancesport championships, which is being held in Israel this week. 120 dancers from 25 different countries will be taking part.

Training Days open to all

October Training Days
The Ballroom training day on 17th October at Egham and the Latin training day on 31st October at Willenhall are now open to all age groups.  For further details see our training day page.

Hazel Newberry MBE retires

Jonathan Wilkins and Hazel Newberry MBE announced their retirement from competitive dancing at the recent World Championships in  Tokoyo.   EADA would like to wish them  well and congratulate them on their achievements.

Neil & Katya demo

Congratulations to Neil Jones & Ekaterina Sokolova for an excellent demonstration of a rumba and jive at the World Amateur Allstars event at Cheam.  Their jive was incredibly entertaining and received a standing ovation.
This was followed by their demo at Night of 100 Stars , where they paid tribute to "Giants of Latin" Walter Laird & Lorraine, dressing and dancing in the style of the day.

John & Linda West turn pro

EADA would like to wish good luck to John &  Linda West as they retire from competitive dancing and turn Professional, as well as congratulate them on everything they have achieved.

World Amateur 10-dance

Congratulations to Richard Still & Morgan Hemphill who made the semi-finals of the World Amateur 10-dance Championships in Spain.  They placed 14th out of 33 couples.

Website outage

 Apologies for the few days of website outage.  This was caused by hardware failure.  The system has been restored and should be back and running fine now.