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The Britannia Open 2024

A Personal Reflection


As Kelly and I reflect on the monumental success of the 5th Britannia Open Titles, we're overwhelmed with gratitude and pride for what we've accomplished together. Each year, this event grows in scope and significance, and 2024 was no exception. From the exhilarating competitions to the unforgettable moments shared with friends old and new, the Britannia Open Titles truly captured the essence of what makes ballroom dancing so special.


James, Kelly & Rachael Hawnt

Behind the glitz and glamour of the competition lies months of meticulous planning, coordination, and sheer hard work. Every aspect of the event, from selecting the lighting to choosing the trophies and medals, requires careful attention to detail and strategic decision-making.

 

Securing top-tier judges, arranging accommodation for dancers and officials and coordinating the schedule are just a few of the countless tasks that must be managed with precision.

 

In the weeks leading up to the Britannia Open Titles, Kelly and I work tirelessly to ensure that every element of the event exceeds expectations.


We liaise with potential sponsors to secure funding, negotiate contracts with vendors, and oversee marketing efforts to promote the competition to a wider audience. It's a juggling act that requires careful balance and unwavering dedication, but we are fuelled by our passion for dance and our desire to create an unforgettable experience for all involved.

 

Despite the inevitable challenges that arise along the way, we remain steadfast in our commitment to delivering a world-class event. Whether it's troubleshooting last-minute logistical issues or refining the competition format to ensure fairness and transparency, we approach each obstacle with determination and resolve. Our shared vision for the Britannia Open Titles drives us forward, knowing that the end result will be worth every ounce of effort.


Our Juvenile World Championship dancers

As the competition draws nearer, the pace of our work intensifies, and the excitement builds. There's a buzz in the air as dancers and spectators alike eagerly anticipate the weekend ahead. For us, seeing our months of hard work come to fruition is a source of immense pride and satisfaction. We may be behind the scenes, but we know that our efforts are integral to the success of the event.

 

In the end, the journey to the Britannia Open Titles is a labour of love—a testament to our unwavering dedication to the dance community and our shared passion for the art form. And as we reflect on the months of planning and preparation, we are filled with gratitude for the opportunity to bring our vision to life and create lasting memories for all who participate.


Zia James in action

As dancers took to the floor and spectators cheered from the side-lines, we couldn't help but feel a swell of emotion.

 

The atmosphere was electric, charged with anticipation and excitement as competitors poured their hearts and souls into each performance. The graceful elegance of the ballroom to the fiery passion of the Latin dances - every moment was a testament to the dedication and talent of the dancers. 

 

Watching dreams come to life and witnessing the joy that dance brings to so many hearts is a truly humbling experience. From the triumphant smiles of the winners to the camaraderie shared between competitors, the Britannia Open Titles is more than just a competition — it's a celebration of the human spirit and the transformative power of dance. Whether it's the thrill of victory or the sheer joy of taking part, every moment is a reminder of why we love what we do.

From the electric energy of the competitions to the heartfelt moments shared at the Gala Dinner, the Britannia Open Titles is a beacon of hope and inspiration in the world of dance. It's a reminder that no matter where we come from or what challenges we face, we can always find common ground on the dance floor. And as we look back on another successful year, we are filled with gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of something truly special.

 

To all the dancers who graced our stage and brought their passion and talent to the competition, we offer our sincerest thanks. It is for you that we organize this event, and we do not take your support for granted. Your dedication to our event is matched only by our commitment to providing you with an unforgettable experience.


ProAm Ballroom Winners: Kateryna & Kyle

We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped make the Britannia Open Titles 2024 a resounding success. From our dedicated team behind the scenes to the judges, volunteers, and sponsors who generously supported us, this event would not have been possible without your unwavering support and commitment. Your contributions, both big and small, have left an indelible mark on the dance community, and for that, we are truly grateful.

 

To all the dancers who graced our stage and brought their passion and talent to the competition, we offer our sincerest thanks. It is for you that we organize this event, and we do not take your support for granted.


ProAm Latin Winners: Nataliia & Sasha

Your dedication to our event is matched only by our commitment to providing you with an unforgettable experience. 

 

As we look ahead to the future, we are filled with optimism and excitement for what lies ahead. The Britannia Open Titles has evolved into more than just a competition; it has become a cornerstone event in the dance community — a celebration of talent, camaraderie, and the relentless pursuit of excellence.

 

With each passing year, we strive to raise the bar higher, pushing the boundaries of what's possible and setting new standards of excellence in ProAm dancing and beyond.



But our journey is far from over. As we reflect on the success of this year's event, we are already looking forward to 2025 with eager anticipation. For those who weren't able to join us this year, we extend a heartfelt invitation to experience the magic of the Britannia Open Titles first hand. Whether you're a seasoned competitor or a first-time spectator, there's something for everyone to enjoy at our event.

 

So mark your calendars and save the date for next year's competition. Join us as we continue to write the next chapter in the Britannia Open Titles story — a story filled with passion, dedication, and the joy of dance. Together, let's make 2025 our best year yet and create memories that will last a lifetime.




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