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Ballroom glitz

100 years of ballroom dance

Think the history of ballroom dancing is just about jazzy dresses and whirling about? Wrong! It's a fascinating tale of international influence, rebellion and talent. With a bit of elbow flouncing thrown in.

Watch the video below to join Rebecca, our Assistant Curator, on a whistle stop tour of ballroom dancing, to understand how the world's most famous dancing competition came to be right here in Blackpool!