The London Gala Ball would like to invite all competitive Teacher-Student couples to take onto the floor at the beautiful Porchester Hall, which boasts a beautiful historical ballroom with sprung wooden floor, chandeliers, red carpet and everything to make it a glamorous occasion. You can watch the official showreel of this event to get the true flavour of the occasion.

The competition is for International Style Ballroom, Latin, Smooth and Show Dance. We welcome everyone irrespective of association and qualifications.


C (Beginner); B (Intermediate); A (Advanced)

  • BALLROOM Category C: W, Q
  • BALLROOM Category B: W, T, Q
  • BALLROOM Category A: W, T, Q, F
  • LATIN Category C: Ch, R
  • LATIN Category B: Ch, S, R
  • LATIN Category A: Ch, S, R, J
  • AMERICAN SMOOTH Category C: W, F
  • AMERICAN SMOOTH Category B: W, T, F
  • AMERICAN SMOOTH Category A: W, T, VW, F
  • SHOW DANCE Ballroom/Smooth
  • SHOW DANCE Latin


  • Under 45
  • 45- 55
  • Over 55

NO GENDER RESTRICTIONS – Same sex couples are welcome to join

Click here to view the RUNNING ORDER

Admission Ticket – £25 Book now

Doors will open at 9.00am.

Adjudicators team: Jonathan Crossley, Anna Melnikova, Victor Da Silva, Patrizia Raniz, Peter Nash, Susan Pottock

DJ – Nick Kelly

Scrutineer – Marek Kwiatkowski

One student can enter two consecutive Categories: one level up on one age category down.
No partner change during heats.
All Categories may dance open routines.
No lifts are permitted at any level, apart from the Show Dance.
No dress restrictions, except appropriate dance shoes must be worn.
‘Pro-Am’ for this competition only will refer to as a Professional or Amateur teacher/coach dancing with their student.

Categories explained:
Category C/Beginner – for students with limited dance and competition experience dancing up to Silver level, but may dance open choreography;
Category B/Intermediate – for students dancing up to Gold level, but may dance open choreography;
Category C/Advanced – for students dancing any level open choreography.

Show Dance:
One Teacher dancing with one Student to their chosen music. One couple on the floor at a time.
Length of the routine should be between 2 and 2.5min, including intro.
Choreography should contain at least 70% of Ballroom/Smooth or Latin styles.
Lifts are allowed and should be performed in a safe manner under full responsibility of the professional partner.
Each couple will get a professional video of their performance.
The two Show Dance winners will perform during the Dinner Dance in the evening

Please get in touch with any questions