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Sugar_Dandies_in_Blackpool_Tower_Ballroom_2The home of UK ballroom dancing, Blackpool is to host what is believed to be the town’s first Same Sex Open international dance competition.

The event has been jointly organised by recent Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists the Sugar Dandies with Marketing Blackpool, and will take place at the Winter Gardens on Saturday 27 October 2012.


“We are very excited about launching this spectacular competition in Blackpool,” said Bradley Stauffer-Kruse of the Sugar Dandies. “Blackpool is the mecca for dancers so all our competitors are really looking forward to this. We personally love Blackpool so we can’t think of a better place to be. It has the best structures for ballroom dance and it means so much to us to be welcomed in the world-renowned Winter Gardens.”
Competitors already registered for the event include both the current Female Same-Sex European Ballroom (standard) Champions and the Male Same-Sex European Ballroom (standard) Champions along with dancers from Austria, Greece, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and throughout the UK. The international judging panel will include Strictly Come Dancing winner Matthew Cutler.

For more details about the Same Sex Open dance competition, including accommodation and spectator tickets, visit or

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