STOKE-ON-TRENT DANCE FESTIVAL

23RD & 24TH October 2021

Ten years of the Stoke-on-Trent Dance Festival

Lets go back to the beginning!

At this time of year Hannah & myself would normally be getting ready for the Stoke-on-Trent Dance Festival.

However, like so many events, due to Covid-19 this year's event has been cancelled.

So, this week we are going to take you back to the first Stoke-on-Trent Dance Festival 2010 and right through to 2019.

In its first year (2010) an Amateur 10 Dance event was held. Music performed live by the fabulous Empress Orchestra directed by Ashley Frohlick.

 

The winner Richard Still & Morgan Hemphill are pictured here holding the trophy with the Sponsor Jenny Bell & Former President of the British Dance Council Bryan Allen.

Adjudicators R to L. Bryan Allen, David Douglass, John Knight, Mark Lunn, Margaret Redmond, Pam McGill, Carole Smythe, Adrian Pritchard, Derrick Squires, Frank Venables, Chairman - David Trueman.

Stoke-on-Trent Dance Festival 2011, this was the second year and that evening we saw two fantastic competitions take place. The Amateur Ballroom Challenger Cup & the Amateur Latin Challenger Cup. Live music by the Empress Orchestra directed by Ashley Frohlick. The Amateur Ballroom winners Ben Taylor & Stafanie Bossen are pictured right holding the Trophy with Former President of the British Dance Council, Bryan Allen. The Amateur Latin winners Ryan McShane & Ksenia Zsikhotska are pictured left holding the trophy with the Sponsor Jenny Bell and Former President of the British Dance Council Bryan Allen.

Latin Line Up R – L. 1st Ryan McShane & Ksenia Zsikhotska, 2nd Michael and Lauren Hemera, 3rd Manuel Favilla and Victoria Burke, 4th Sergey Kravchenko and Lauren Oakley, 5th Daniel Power and Paulina Majewska, 6th Jonas Kazlauskas and Jasmine Chan.

Ballroom Line Up R – L. 1st Ben Taylor & Stefanie Bossen, 2nd Andrey Sirbu and Alexadra Hixson, 3rd Sergey Kravchenko and Lauren Oakley, 4th A. J Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt, 5th Damino Soldati and Melissa Leanne, 6th Callam Thomson and Charlotte Hurst.

Adjudicators R – L. Bryan Allen, Derrick Squires, Martin Cutler, Judith Bennett, Linda Venables, Nigel Horrocks, George Coad, Richard Rose, Chairman David Trueman.

The 2012 Stoke-on-Trent Dance Festival. Pictured here are the Amateur Ballroom Winners Ben Taylor & Stafanie Bossen pictured with the Sponsor Jenny Bell. Amateur Latin Winners Ryan McShane & Zsenia Zsikhotskaare pictured here with the Sponsor Jenny Bell.

Amateur Latin Line Up R – L. Jenny Bell, 1st. Ryan McShane & Zsenia Zsikhotska, 2nd. Alex Zampierollo & Lucy Jones, 3rd. Michael Hemera & Lauren McFarlane-Hemera, 4th. Adelmo Mandia & Leila Stewart, 5th. Daniel Power & Victoria Holmes 6th. A J Pritchard & Chloe Hewitt.

Adjudicators R – L. Dale Bennett, Hannes Emrich, Carol MacRaild, Laura O’Brien, Margaret Redmond, Pat Thompson, Nigel Horrocks, Frank Venables, John Wood, Chairman David Trueman. Live music by The Empress Orchestra directed by Ashley Frohlick. 2013 photos coming tomorrow!

Amateur Ballroom Line Up R to L. Jenny Bell, 1st. Ben Taylor & Stefanie Bossen, 2nd. Kyle Taylor & Polina Shklyaeva, 3rd. A J Pritchard & Chloe Hewitt, 4th. Damiano Soldati & Melissa Leanne, 5th. Sam Hunter & Charlotte Plant, 6th. Callam Thomson & Stephanie Warwick.

The 2013 Stoke-on-Trent Dance Festival, for the first time we introduced a professional Ballroom & Latin event to the competition to run alongside our two Amateur events. The winners of the Professional Latin, Anton Sboev & Patrizia Ranis, pictured here with event organiser Duncan Trever & event Sponsor Jenny Bell. Professional Ballroom winners Stefano Soldati & Natasha Manderson pictured here with event organiser Hannah Trever & event Sponsor Jenny Bell. Armature Latin winners Michael Hemera & Lauren McFarlane Hemera, pictured here with event organiser Duncan Trever & event Sponsor Jenny Bell. Amateur Ballroom winners Ben Taylor & Stefanie Bossen are pictured with event organiser Hannah Trever & event Sponsor Jenny Bell. Line Up pictures R – L. Professional Latin: Jenny Bell, 1st Anton Sboev & Patrizia Ranis, 2nd Carlos Custodio & Elena Custodio, 3rd Richard Still & Morgan Hemphill, 4th Djordje Tanasijevic & Emma Lee Yanasijevic, 5th Markos Pagiaslis & Valeriya Ivanova, 6th Aleksander Kvam & Izabela Szydelko. Amateur Latin: Jenny Bell, 1st Michael Hemera & Lauren McFarlane Hemera, 2nd Daniel Power & Victoria Holmes, 3rd Adelmo Mandia & Leah Rolfe, 4th AJ Pritchard & Chloe Hewitt, 5th Ben Milan-Vega & Kerry Dennehy, 6th Sam Hunter & Shannon Fitzgerald. Professional Ballroom: Jenny Bell, 1st Stefano Soldati & Natasha Manderson, 2nd Richard Still & Morgan Hemphill, 3rd Stephen Summers & Sarah Summers. Amateur Ballroom: Jenny Bell, 1st Ben Taylor & Stefanie Bossen, 2nd Andrey Sirbu & Alexandra Hixson, 3rd Jamie Cutler & Courtney Taylor, 4th AJ Pritchard & Chloe Hewitt, 5th Callam Thomson & Laura Fox, 6th Alex Plant & Faye Edge. Live music by The Empress Orchestra directed by Ashley Frohlick. Adjudicators R – L: Tony Bennett, George Code, Amanda Dokman, Lindsey Hillier-Tate, Mark Lunn, Carol MacRaild, Nicola Nordin, Carol Powell, Michael Sandham, Frank Venables, Chairman David Trueman.

The 2010 line-up photo from R to L.

Duncan Trever, Hannah Trever, Bryan Allen &

Jenny Bell. 1st. Richard Still & Morgan Hemphill,

2nd. Danny Stowell & Kate Moore, 3rd. Sergey Kravchenko & Lauren Oakley, 4th. Jamie Cutler & Courtney Taylor, 5th. Lawrence James & Aimie Leak, 6th. Tom Parkes & Amy Dowden.

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