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Dance in Blackpool Blackpool has long since had an affiliation with the world of dance, with the theatres playing host to the English National Ballet, among others, and the World Ballroom Dance Championships choosing the resort for its annual competition.

But it is perhaps Blackpool’s annual Dance Festival, now in its 80th year, which the town is most famous for...

Held at the Empress Ballroom [map] in the Winter Gardens, the Festival covers ballroom and Latin American dancing, and usually includes the British Open Championships. Dancers from more than 50 countries take part in the festival, and just so you understand how important it is to look good on the dance floor, here are a few festival facts;

Around 2,000 cans of hairspray are used along with nearly 3,000 bottles of fake tan, 1,000 bottles of nail varnish and 1,500 pairs of tights.

If you prefer contemporary dance then why not pay a visit to one of Blackpool’s top theatres, including the Grand Theatre [map] and the Opera House [map], which both stage hip musicals, such as Fame and Oh! What a Night.

For those who fancy putting on their dancing shoes and learning a few new moves, there are a number of dance schools in Blackpool, where you can learn ballet, tap, modern, jazz and ballroom. The schools include, The Dance Place [map] on Rawcliffe Street, Theatreworks [map] on West Street, Whittaker Dance and Drama Centre [map] and Blackpool Danceworks [map].

Alternatively you could head to the Blackpool Tower Ballroom [map], where you can take a twirl on the famous dance floor that hosted the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing show.

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