United Kingdom Closed Championships 2014:
In July 2014 Stephen and Yasmin competed in the United Kingdom closed championships. This event is open to all British couples and after 5 rounds of competition they reached the final round and finished in 4th place.
British Open Championships 2014:
The British Open to the world championship held annually in Blackpool is the most significant championship in the dancing world, and is of great importance to all ballroom and latin dancers. The 2014 event was a hugely successful one for Stephen and Yasmin. They firstly competed in the rising stars event, which is open to all couples except for the top 24 in the open to the world event from the previous year. With over 220 entries it was a very tough event, and Stephen and Yasmin were delighted to reach the final, and were extremely happy to have been placed 1st in the foxtrot. The second event they competed in was the British open to the world championship, where Stephen and Yasmin reached the quarter final, and finished in 21st place. This was also a fantastic result, putting them in amongst the top 24 couple in the world, which is their highest placing so far in a major championship event.
WDC AL European Championships 2014:
This year’s WDC Amateur league European Championships were held in April at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Stephen and Yasmin were very excited to have reached the semi final round, and were agonizingly close to making the final. They finished in joint 7th place, and needed only one more mark to reach the final.
La Classique de Danse Awards 2014:
Stephen and Yasmin were honoured to be nominated for the amateur ballroom award at the La Classique de Danse award ceremony that took place at Southport in March 2014. The Classique danse award is a very prestigious award in the dancing world, and Stephen and Yasmin were delighted to have been selected as a nominated couple. They received a nominees award, and would like to congratulate all the winners, and the organisers for such a wonderful evening.
United Kingdom Open to the World championships 2014:
The first major dance championship of the year always starts in January at the Bournemouth International centre with the United Kingdom open dance championships. In the rising stars event Stephen and Yasmin had a major success by reaching the final (top 6 couples), and had the privilege of walking down the famous blue steps to dance the final, and they eventually finished in 6th place. They also competed in the open event where they finished in 27th position, which was a significant improvement on their 2013 placing of 44th.
Stephen and Yasmin at The Capital Dance school:
Stephen and Yasmin now spend a large amount of their time at the newly refurbished Capital Dance School, in central London. This is an exciting new dance school in a great location, and Stephen and Yasmin are very proud to be involed in this new and exciting dance centre.
World Championships December 2013:
The WDC Amateur world championships took place at Disneyland Paris in December 2013. Stephen and Yasmin progressed through to the 4th round of competition, meaning they reached the quarter finals. They were placed 19th in the Waltz, 23rd in the Tango, joint 19th in Viennese Waltz, joint 23rd in Foxtrot and 18th in Quickstep. This gave them an overall placing of 20th at this world championship.
British Nationals November 2013:
At the British National championships that were held at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool; Stephen and Yasmin were placed 5th in the amateur ballroom championship, moving up from their 2012 placing of 8th.
International championships October 2013:
At the Royal Albert Hall in London Stephen and Yasmin made the quarter finals of the International open to the world championships by being placed in the top 30.
United kingdom Closed championships July 2013:
Stephen and Yasmin reached the final of the United Kingdom championships and were placed 5th in the final. This was their first major national final together, after dancing together for less then a year.
British Open Championships May 2013:
Stephen and Yasmin reach the semi finals of the British open to the world championships in Blackpool and finish 34th in the open event.