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United Kingdom Closed Championships 2017 - DPA Summer Dance Festival

Principals - Damian & Clara

This year some of our open competitors took part at the DPA Summer Dance Festival which held the UK Closed Ballroom & Latin Championships in all levels. There was also, Masters Open competitions which welcomed people not only from the UK but from all over the world.

We not only proudly attended this event, but both Principals of CDS also had the honour of adjudicating on one of the 4 days, Clara on the Thursday and Damian on the Sunday evening.

Olivia and Mia - 2nd place All girls UK CLOSED Juvenile Championships

This is one of the major events in the UK dance calendar, and all of our pupils made us especially proud.

Congratulations to Olivia & Mia who are now UK Closed Juvenile All Girl Ballroom Finalists coming 2nd in the UK. (pictured )

Ian & Kirsty 1st place U35 Intermediate Latin

Each day brought a new competitions based on different dances, and naturally new results.

The competition was fierce as many of the top dancers all over the United Kingdom participated wishing to achieve a first place title as UK Closed Champion or even becoming a finalist.

Ian & Kirsty (picture in white Latin) our U35's who over the 4 days performed brilliantly, and would seem they improved each day, making all their finals.

Ian & Kirsty - 4th place UK Masters U35 Novice

Special mention for their first place in U35 Novice Latin Masters on Friday. (pictured right)

and to their 4th place in the U35 Novice Ballroom. (pictured ) wearing a beautiful cherry red ballgown.

Both Ian & Kirsty have only just started on the Open Circuit and they are going from strength to strength.

Congratulations to Richard & Maria winning the O50's UK Closed Latin Championship title. What a wonderful achievement, after only forming this partnership less than year. Fantastic result to both of you.(pictured)

Richard & Maria - O50's UK Closed Latin Champions

Roy & Ashley - 1st place Masters Pre Champ Latin
6th Place Roy & Ashley Senior 2 UK Closed Final

In the Over 35 categories CDS representatives, Roy and Ashley went onto to winning the UK Masters Pre-Champ Latin title on the Sunday in Cha Cha, Rumba & Jive (pictured Roy & Ashley 1st place - in purple dress) and coming second in the UK Closed Pre Champ section (not pictured).

A further impressive result was making the Senior 2 UK Closed Final as newcomers in that higher level, and fitting right in with a honourable 6th place both very heavy entries.

Also pictured is Richard and Maria (In blue dress) coming 2nd in this Senior 2 UK Closed Final, after winning the the over 50's UK Closed Championship on the Friday. (pictured: Richard and Maria 2nd place, Roy & Ashley 6th)

Excellent results from all our adult couples who participated, we are so very proud of you all and the results were simply astounding.

Other great results included, Tom & Emily making the Under 14's Semi-Final in both Ballroom & Latin on the Sunday, Allen & Lucy making the semi final of the U35 Intermediate Latin, and Olivia & Mia being the only all girl couple to make the quarter final of the NL Juvenile Ballroom Championships.

Once again, thank you has to go out to Nigel Horrocks and all of the DPA Committee on hosting an amazing event. It must of truly been an enormous undertaking.

Well done all.

See you next year!

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