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SUNDAY 13 OCTOBER 2024

The organisers of the "The Rayleigh" Dance festival would like to acknowledge the kind support of both solicitors Birkett Long in the event.
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Download Dances

For

13 October 2024

Download Rules

For

13 October 2024

Times

Doors Open 09:30

First Round 10:15

Location

Download Free Event Program

NOT YET AVAILABLE

Parking

Parking is very easy. And here are the details for you: -

Mill Hall – SS6 7ED (121 spaces)

Market – SS6 8EB (65 spaces)

Websters Way – SS6 8JQ (347 spaces)

Full details of Car Parking can be found here

 

Currently, parking is free on Sundays, but please double-check on the web link above in case things change.

Future Event Dates

Sunday

13 October 2024

Sunday

27 April 2025

Sunday

12 October 2025

Sunday

27 April 2026

Who
is
Who

Phil Meacham

Your Host

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Phil has been immersed in the glamorous world of dance since the tender age of 4, with family memories of him joyfully grasping the dropped front of an old-fashioned Radiogram while wiggling his diaper-clad bottom. It's safe to say he's always been a natural performer, in addition to excelling as a professional dancer.

From those early days, his career has blossomed, encompassing roles as a radio presenter for the BBC and various television appearances, ranging from children's programs to the satirical gem "A Comic Strip Presents..." on Channel 4. This diverse background has uniquely qualified him to be a dynamic dance event host, these days also doing work as an after-dinner speaker.

His experience in dance hosting spans from intimate gatherings to the grand National Championships, with each event offering its own distinct flavour. The truth is, you can never predict exactly what will unfold when Phil takes the reins, but one thing's for sure: it will always be an enjoyable and entertaining experience!

Judge

Tracy Brooks

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Awaiting CV

Judge

Mark Elsbury

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Mark Elsbury is a distinguished figure in the world of professional ballroom dancing. As the current World and British Professional Ballroom Showdance Champion, he boasts an impressive career with 32 British National and UK Championship titles. He is the only British dancer to have won the British National Ballroom Championship across all categories: juvenile, junior, youth, amateur, professional, and professional showdance. Elsbury has also been a finalist in Youth, Amateur, and Professional Showdance categories globally. His accolades include winning the International Rising Star Professional Championship, the World Gold Cup, and the prestigious "Le Classique Dance Award."

Judge

Olga Elsbury

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Olga Elsbury, reigning World Champion in Professional Ballroom Showdance with her husband Mark, is a legendary figure in ballroom dance. Together, they hold the titles of British Professional Ballroom Showdance Champion and have won 20 UK CLOSED and BRITISH NATIONAL championships. Their illustrious career includes World Gold Cup victories, International Rising Star Professional Champion titles, and multiple finals appearances. Honored with the Carl Alan Award for "Outstanding Partnership" and the "Le Classique Dance Award," Olga's expertise will shine as she judges the Rayleigh dance festival, inspiring the next generation of dancers.

Libby
Brooks

Scrutineer

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Renowned as the "fastest inputter in the business," Libby's reputation precedes her as one of the most promising scrutineers emerging in the UK scene.

 

With her trusty laptop in tow, she's a familiar face at major events, where her adaptability and flexibility shine. Notably, she's a fixture at prestigious gatherings like the Blackpool Grand Finals, where her skills are in high demand.

 

Given her track record and expertise, there's no doubt that Libby is the perfect candidate to handle the intricate task of number crunching at "The Rayleigh," bringing precision and efficiency to every aspect of the job.

WHAT IS IT LIKE AT "THE RAYLEIGH"?

They say a picture paints a thousand words!

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