The Event

To all our loyal dancing friends of the London Ball, may we express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for the amazing continued support over the last ten years.

It has simply been incredible!!

Certainly, whatever the London Ball has achieved over this period of time, it becomes clear it would never have been dreamt possible, without the generosity shown by our benefactors, student-partner showcase demonstrators, student-partner and all our competitors.

As we journey into our next decade, we sincerely hope you have enjoyed our past London Ball presentations. To all our friends, both old and new, we faithfully hope to see at our next Ball on the 14th of October. We look forward for the chance to host you again, share more love, fun, great memories and of course enjoy our world of Ballroom dancing.

Andrew & Irina



The Directors of The London Ball have chosen two panels of Adjudicators who are past Champions or Finalists in the British Open and World Championships. With their experience and integrity they will judge the Competitors in a professional and impartial manner.


Matthew Cutler

Alan Fletcher

Alison Fulham

Paul Killick

Lorna Lee

Joanna Leunis

Espen Salberg

Karina Smirnoff

Sergey Surkov

David Sycamore

Alan Tornsberg


Micheal Barr

Loraine Barry

Joanne Bolton-Hawkins

Katusha Demidova

Anne Gleave

Karen Hilton MBE

William Pino

Augusto Sciavo

Robin Short

Kenny Welsh

Johnathan Wilkins

Chairman of adjudication

Marcus Hilton MBE



A great big “Thank you” for a wonderful weekend. From my side as an Adjudicator everything was excellent. I wish you all every success for the next London Ball.


Just a congratulatory note to everyone concerned with the super event. If only that atmosphere could be available for competitors and attendees everywhere! What a difference we would see in the dancing. Anyway – the dream was realized and dare we hope that, at some point in the future, it could happen again!

Peter Eggleton

On behalf of Alan and I, we also thank-you and all the Directors for a wonderful event, superbly organized and presented. I am most sorry I missed the Friday evening, I heard I missed a great night. Good luck for the continuance of what hopefully can become a bigger part of the dancers calendar.

Alan and Hazel Fletcher

The Friday evening is an unbelievable experience for us; of course dancing to Ashley and the orchestra but also to have a social evening dancing with our colleagues. And ler me dancing with David! It certainly was a Ball and a very special one-off evening that you go home from smiling and happy. We are very gratetul to the directors ot the London Ball for having the opportunity to experience this evening.
After judging the compelition on the Saturday I reflecled on how satisfying it was to really have time to judge – thank you! The couples were enjoying dancing and were so supportive of dancers in other heats it was wonderful to witness. The live music, which sounded even better in the InterContinental Hotel than at Blackpool, was obviously the biggest contributing factor for this but I also believe it comes from Bryan and Carmen compering and giving enlhusiasm (and advice).
Both days were excellent and I am afraid I do not have any comments on how to make it better! I hope it grows and develops as you deserve.
Thank you for your hard work once again trom David and myself.

Denise Weavers