Mark & Olga Elsbury
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.
Oct : 11th – 14th 2019 (Fri – Mon)
A Weekend with British Professional Ballroom Champions with Cabaret and Opt. Ballroom Technique Tuition, Mark & Olga
Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection
Optional ballroom technique tuition with Mark & Olga# DTWD111019
Nov : 29th – 1st 2019 (Fri – Sun)
Festival Weekend with One Cabaret and Optional Up To 8 Hours Tuition
After many years of searching, we have finally found a quality hotel with two daytime teaching ballrooms and a spacious dance floor, that will easily accommodate a hundred plus dancers for evening dancing….
We are therefore reintroducing our successful Ballroom Festival weekends with Mark and Olga Elsbury (now British Professional Ballroom Champions) and Ryan and Olesia Wilson, who will be offering their optional non stop revolving workshops throughout Saturday and Sunday. Each workshop in either skilled/competent or social dancer option will be 60 mins long with 15 mins supervised practice time after each session and the opportunity to video the steps and timing after each session.
Saturday morning Waltz, Afternoon Quickstep, Sunday morningFoxtrot, and Sunday afternoon, Tango. The timings will be such that if you wish to take one set of tuition from each couple on each genre, ( we recall many of you did take that option last time ), you will be able to choose that option.
As always, dancing every evening to the renowned Eden Nights music collection with cabaret on the Saturday night by Britain’s top couple, Mark and Olga Elsbury. The holiday includes dinner, bed and breakfast and can be taken as a two night or a three night stay with dancing also on Sunday night, so you have the option to complete all the tuition on Sunday, and then leave, or stay on for an extra long weekend and a relaxed finale of dancing on the Sunday night.
The Webbington Spa Hotel in Loxton, Somerset is a superior 3star hotel which has an extremely comfortable and relaxed ambience, good food… a beautiful Spa, (included in your package ) and the hotel has plenty of free parking and is easily accessible from several directions including being only 10 mins off the M5.
The previous Festival holidays always sold out so pls book early to reserve your space on what will be a fabulous pre Christmas November weekend for ballroom dancing.
Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection# WBWD291119