To all our dear dancing friends,
Sincerely, from our hearts may we express our deepest gratitude to all who attended the London Ball 2018. It was the best so far, as one of our friends commented, it was a “Blockbuster”.
May we take this opportunity to say a huge “Thank You” to all those who helped, supported, danced, orchestrated, competed, judged, spectated, MCed and demonstrated at the LB 2018.
We are truly overwhelmed and humbled by the kindness and the generous amount of love and encouragement shown over the two day event.
This year on the Friday night our Pro- Am showcase was immense and very special. Thanks must go to the following ladies for their outstanding performances: IRENE, WINNIE, TOMOKO, ALIENA, CARMEN, OLGA, JUDY, ANNA, VICKI, CHRISTINE, NADEZHDA, JENNIFER, LING LING and MONICA. The LB would not be able to reach any level of success without you.
During the Professional showcase we witnessed a fabulous segue titled “REFUGEES’ from Vadim and Katherine. Followed by the most beautiful slow foxtrot from Marat and Alina. Their slow, artistic and smooth motion was indeed a very special moment.
We were honored that the one and only Slavik and Karina agreed to dance for us once again. Last year, we wrote there are simply not enough words to express, how brilliant they are. We witnessed some truly memorable performances by them, rewarded with standing ovations.
When organizing a competition three key factors are paramount: the best music, the best judges, the best venue. The InterContinental hotel located in the heart of London, just elegant and chic. The panel of adjudicators are simply the best experts in their field. The music with Greg Dewet our DJ and the finest Empress orchestra directed by Ashley Frohlick sounded superb. Ashley, special thanks to you and the band members for making such a brilliant atmosphere for dancers to outshine on the night.
The Pro-Am events have grown substantially and created a wonderful energy side by side with the top amateur and professional competitions.
This year we introduced three new categories to the LB: Professional American smooth, Pro-am American smooth and Pro-am Argentine Tango. They were warmly received by the spectators.
Thank you to all those who travelled far and wide to participate.
Another year gone, another chapter over. The years seem to fly past, as next year we present our 10th anniversary of the London Ball on the 11th and 12th of October 2019, where we look forward to welcoming all our old and new friends.
Until we meet again,
And keep dancing,
Andrew & Irina
Andrew Sinkinson and Irina Galperina
Andrew Sinkinson and Irina Galperina have decided to pool their infinite experiences and resources to create an event designed especially around the dancers. They have strived to set the perfect scenario to showcase Ballroom and Latin American Dancing in its best light and its true enviroment.
The London Ball will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel Park Lane on Friday the 12th of October.
The Gala dinner-dance starts with champagne reception followed by the 4 course gourmet meal with fine white and red wines. Expect lots of dancing and entertainment!
Saturday the 13th of October 2018 are the Pro-Am competitions and 4 open competitions where you can witness a battle of the gladiator dancers of the world.
Music for both days will be provided by the one and only Ashley Frohlick and the Empress Orchestra. The competitions will be judged by former Professional World, British Open and National Champions.
Entries are open to all, regardless of political affiliations, who believe in the freedom to express the Art of Dance. The stage has been set to provide the perfect components to deliver what, they believe, will be a true Fest of Dancing. Guaranteed over £ 20.000,- Prize Money.
Registration and Tickets
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CONTEMPORARY STYLE IN THE HEART OF MAYFAIR
Once the site of a Royal residence, InterContinental
London Park Lane is now the epitome of modern elegance. Located between Mayfair and Knightsbridge in view of Buckingham Palace, the hotel is not far from the Tower of London, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square. Also worth seeing is the Victoria and Albert Museum, Madame Tussauds and The National Portrait Gallery.
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL LONDON
ONE HAMILTON PLACE, PARK LANE • LONDON, W1J 7QY • ENGLAND
Front Desk: +44-207-409 3131 • Fax: +44-207-493 3476