British Professional Ballroom Champions

Mark and Olga met and started dancing together on February 9th, 2002 and  2 weeks later they won their first competition in the Under 21 Ballroom National Selection Competition.

By November of that year they were The British National Under 21 Ballroom Champions and semi finalists in the British National Under 21 Latin Championship and in the same year they won The UK Closed 10 dance Championship.

In 2003 they won The International Under 21 Ballroom Championship. In 2004 they became The British Open Under 21 Ballroom Champions. Later that year they entered the Adult Division and became runners up in The British National Ballroom Championship, a title they held for 4 years until finally in 2009 they became The British National Champions.

In 2010 they won The UK Closed Ballroom Championship and The British National Ballroom Championship for the second time. Also in December of that year they made their first final in The World Championship.

2011 was also a fantastic year for them, they won The Closed UK Championships for the second time and later on in November became 3 times British National Ballroom Champions In Blackpool!!!!

In May 2012 they finally broke into the semi final of the Open British Championships(open to the world) and finished 11th in that competition and then in July 2012 won the UK Closed Championships for the 3rd time.

In 2017 they became the British Professional Ballroom Champions and retained the title in 2018

  • World Ballroom finalists
  • 4 times British National Amateur Champions
  • 3 times UK Closed Amateur Ballroom Champions
  • UK Closed 10 dance Amateur Champions
  • British National Under 21 Ballroom Champions
  • UK Closed Under 21 Champions
  • British Open Under 21 Ballroom Champions
  • International Under 21 Ballroom Champions
  • Chinese Taipei Amateur Ballroom Champions
  • Runners Up Open British Rising Star Amateur Championship
  • Winners of the “Le Classique Dance Award” for 2014
  • Winners of the DPA/BDF National Leaque for 2012/2013
  • Winners of the Amateur World Gold Cup
  • Winners of the DPA/BDF National League for 2013/2014
  • Nominated for Carl Alan Award “Outstanding Partnership 2013/2014
  • Runners up in The UK Closed Professional Ballroom Championship
  • current British National Professional Showdance Champions
  • 2014 International Professional Rising Star Champions
  • June 2015 placed 7th in The European Professional Championship in Italy


Allin Jeffery

Paul and Carole Eden hosted a fabulous weekend dance break with group tuition and cabaret from the top British ballroom professionals Mark and Olga Elsbury. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about the holiday, the location, quality of accommodation, service and restaurant and the size and quality of dance floor at the Wessex hotel. Everyone on or supporting the holiday was friendly and we loved the professional ballroom tuition and cabaret which was of the highest standard. This weekend break holiday really suited us and we look forward to doing more of these in future.

Alan Lake

Overall a great dancing break with an exceptional dancing demonstration provided by the world champions.

Jim Hillyer

Everything you want from a dance holiday – nice ballroom, lovely music which is carefully chosen, good hotel, pleasant company. Wonderful demonstration by world show dance champions! Excellent value for money.

Mr & Mrs Fryer

We had a lovely time, as always, (due to all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes). Mark & Olga are excellent teachers and their dance show is fabulous.

Tess and Allin

Expectional teachers of the highest level and look forward to booking another holiday with Mark and Olga.  Just had a wonderful long weekend break. The Durrant hotel was easy to access and park, the room was spacious with new carpets, room was warm, plenty of hot water and very comfortable. Although Paul and Carole were stuck in Cyprus, Peter stepped in and gave us a warm welcome and good music. Nice balance of dancing between ballroom modern, Latin and sequence. The group lessons with Mark and Olga were exceptional which gave us a beautiful balance between routines and the technique. Their show was spell binding where we could sit back and watch the very best of UK dancing. All enjoyed with friendly like minded dancers and will definitely book again.