Congratulations to Thornton student Poppy T on qualifying to compete at the prestigious National Latin and Ballroom Dance event, The Champions of Tomorrow, in Blackpool on 6th January 2018.
All of the national competitions throughout the year have been in pursuit of qualifying for this event.
Blackpool is regarded as the 'spiritual home' of Latin and ballroom dancing, and the experience gained by attending, participating and competing in the event, held in the Winter Gardens’ world-renowned Empress Ballroom, will be invaluable for Poppy.
The Empress Ballroom was built in 1896. With a floor area of 12,500 square feet (1,160 sq. metres), it was one of the largest ballrooms in the world at the time and is still regarded as one of the world’s premier dance venues.
Everyone at Thornton wishes Poppy the very best of luck in the competition!