Blackpool’s Out2dance Festival 2009

Whether the foxtrot tickles your fancy or the tango floats your boat, there is sure to be something to suit all tastes at the out2dance festival in Blackpool, which takes place next month.

A range of different dancefloor-based events are due to take place over the course of the three-day showcase that is taking place between May 22nd and May 25th.

These include a dance class led by Strictly Come Dancing stars Ian Waite and Camilla Dallerup, and a salsa party, as well as the French UDO World Street Dance Champions and FLAVA, the latter of which took part in 2008’s Britain’s Got Talent programme.

“Help us to create the largest number of people doing a dance – Marquelle Ward from Britannia High will lead everyone in a short easy dance piece he has choreographed,” the organisers explain.

Meanwhile, those who do not fancy taking part, but enjoy watching the experts do their stuff, can see the BBC show’s experts taking to the floor on Blackpool Promenade, an attraction within easy reach of the wide array of hotels in Blackpool.

A number of the events are completely free to enjoy, while others charge a fee. Additional information on the show – and details on how to register to take part in some activities – can be obtained from the official website.

Given the popularity of the event, visitors are advised to secure their hotel rooms as early as possible. offers over 250 Blackpool hotels with up to 70% discount, ranging from serviced apartments to luxury hotels.

The four star Abbey Hotel is offering en-suite double rooms for two adults from 48 GBP. However guests can upgrade their rooms to luxury rooms for an additional 7 GBP per room. This guest house is located in the heart of Blackpool and has an excellent customer rating of 89%.

Others looking for alternative can stay at The Valentine and also has four star rating with superb 88% customer satisfaction rate. This delightful guest house is offering double rooms from 56 GBP per night.