May 2010

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

Free Ballroom & Latin Dance Classes


As part of our 25th anniversary celebration EADA has teamed up with various Professionals across the country to offer free Ballroom & Latin Taster Classes in conjunction with London Big Dance Week.  Classes are available in Colchester, Bournemouth, West Midlands, Manchester, Preston, Shropshire and Norwich in June/July.   For a complete list of when classes will be occuring and details of the studios involved please click here.



  The May 2010 issue of InMotion is now online.  Members who preferred a version in the post should receive their copy in the next few days.

- The latest news from EADA and the world of dance
- Interviews with Mark & Olga and Lloyd & Rebecca
- Tips for competition hair and make-up
(including 10% discount with Makeup4dancers)
- Behind the scenes at DSI and dress-making
- How rhinestones are produced
- Research on ballroom neck injuries

European Amateur Latin

Congratulations to Neil Jones & Ekaterina Sokolova and to Ben Hardwick & Lucy Jones who have been selected to represent England in the European Amateur Latin Championships in the Czech Republic in June.

Slovenian Open

Dominique Corolleur & Diane Cottee competed at the Slovenian Open at the start of May and placed 3rd in the Senior II Latin and were semi-finalists in the Senior I Latin.

Janet Mansbridge

EADA are sad to announce that Janet Mansbridge, who fought a hard and long battle with her illness, passed away in the late evening of the 10th May.  Our thoughts and sympathy go to Colin, family and friends at this painful time. 

IDSF slovakia

Joseph Hopwood & Alexandra Hawley, represented England and danced in the IDSF Open Amateur Latin in Slovakia and placed 16th.

Crystal Clover new store

Crystal Clover's new store in Cheam opened on May 5th, and offers an extensive range of fabrics  and accessories as well as exclusive collections of dancewear.  The new store is located on Ewell Rd, four shops away from Dance Options and within walking distance from Cheam railway station.


Britain's Got Talent

AKA Freestyle Dance School who are affiliated to EADA opened the Newcastle auditions of Britain's Got Talent last weekend.  They are an all-girl group from Newcastle, aged between 10 and 20 years old, and performed a Tina Turner themed routine.  They received three yeses from the judges and have since been on GMTV, Live at 5 and have been interviewed by the Sun.

World Senior 10-dance

In the World Senior 10-dance Championships in Palma de Mallorca, Kieron Brown & Claire Howard-Robinson placed 37th.  Gordon & Debby Maguire also entered the event and placed 68th and Ramen Sen & Fides Matzdorf placed 80th.