Ukrainian contingent welcomed to major dance events at Blackpool

The Ukrainian contingent, including children, are among the entrants involved in the WDC Amateur League European Championships (ballroom and Latin) and the Junior Dance Festival at the Winter Gardens.They are staying for free at the Alexandra Hotel on Albert Road, courtesy of hotel group Blackpool Promotions.

Michael Williams, MD of the Winter Gardens, said: “The junior event is one of the largest dance championships in the world and we’re proud be hosting these events once again.

“Historically both these events have been well supported by dancers from Ukraine and this year, given the challenges they face because because of the Russian invasion, we have worked with MP Scott Benton and the Home Office to ensure they have no problems with their travel documents.

“We’d also like to Jim O’Neill and all the team at Blackpool Promotions for their help.”

The European Championships was due to conclude on Sunday (April 17) and the junior event will be held over the next seven days.

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