Three teams at the British Nationals 2016

The XS Latin A, B and C teams all travelled to Blackpool to compete in the British National Championships on Thursday 17th November, which were fiercely fought by the 11 teams in attendance.

The XS C team were delighted to make their Blackpool debut and compete alongside the A and B teams! They gave a performance of their Toccata routine that they were proud of given the inexperience of most of the dancers, and were very happy to place 10th.

The XS B team performed their Vogue routine for the last time, and will be starting work on their new routine in December. Aiming to make the final, they gave what was felt to be their best performance of Vogue and it was an excellent farewell to the routine. The performance showed good patterns, and was delivered with calmness and confidence; consequently, the team was disappointed to miss the final by a painfully close one point. However, the feedback from spectators was very positive and the team is now excited to be moving on to something new!

The XS A team performed their Wicked routine with four Elphabas dressed in green, and four Glindas dressed in silver (unlike at Zala which was danced under WDSF rules dictating that all the women wear the same colour). This highlighted the consideration that had gone into choreographing the patterns, visible to those watching from the balcony.

Dancing last in the final, the performance was much improved since Zala; placing second, the team is now ready for the last few weeks of preparation before the World Latin Formation Championships, where they aim to be the top placed British team.

Results

1
Preston
Fever Latin Team

Coached by Rachael Holland
Routine: Fifty Shades of Grey  
Marks: 11131321312
2
Cambridge
XS Latin

Coached by David Mallabone
Routine: Wicked  
Marks: 32223132123
3
Ystrad Mynach
Ystrad Fawr

Coached by Carol Perry and Amy Booth
Marks: 23342213231
4
Ystrad Mynach
Ystrad Fawr All Ladies

Coached by Kristie Booth & Laura Carpenter
Marks: 66455455554
5
Wolverhampton
Zig Zag Latin Formation Team

Coached by Warren Bullock
Routine: Angels and Demons  
Marks: 54614546665
6
Ditton
Kent Latin Formation Team

Coached by Mark & Jayne Shutler
Marks: 45566664446
7
Cambridge
XS Latin Vogue

Coached by David Mallabone
Routine: Vogue  
Marks: #N/A
8
Caerphilly
Dance Unity

Coached by Tiffany Lee, Tamsen Morgan, Gemma Pritchard & Samantha Plummer
Routine: The Bodyguard  
Marks: #N/A
9
Classical Team

Coached by Loren James
Routine: Classical  
Marks: #N/A
10
Cambridge
XS Latin Toccata

Coached by David Mallabone
Routine: Toccata  
Marks: #N/A
11
Preston
Dance with Passion

Coached by Jason & Shemayne Parkinson
Routine: Disco  
Marks: #N/A

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