The International Congress

TBA 2023

The Spanish Hall, Wintergardens, Blackpool


The BDF International Congress has become synonymous with the Open British Dance Festival held at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. It’s history is phenomenal and the lecturers are legendary!

This is an event you do not want to miss…the place to be is at the International Congress, watching the best of the best in action!

The BDF International Congress

The International Congress 2021 was held in the beautiful Spanish Hall, Winter Gardens, Blackpool.

The International Congress 2021 was FREE for ALL to attend. 

Thank you for supporting the BDF!


The Past, Present & Future of the International Congress

The history of the BDF International congress is long and illustrious. From it’s inception many  years ago till present day, the best of the best in our Dance Industry have given us their wisdom and advice. The names that have graced our congress are testament to the quality of the lectures that you can expect!

The BDF  has it’s own YouTube channel and social media sites where you can watch some snippets & see photos of these fabulous lectures. The International Congress is also filmed & you can purchase the lectures here


Ticket Information

The International Congress will be held again in 2023. Further details will be announced nearer the time.

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