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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 BDF International Congress.

THE BDF INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS

The theme for the International Congress 2023 is:
It’s all in the Detail’

THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS 2023 IS FREE FOR ALL FULL MEMBERS OF THE BDF WITH 2 CONSECUTIVE YEARS OF MEMBERSHIP.
(please see ticket information for details on how to apply)

THE PAST · THE PRESENT · THE FUTURE

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!

HISTORY

The BDF International Congress is organised by the BDF every other year, in co-operation with the WDC/BDC.  This used to be known as the World Congress and was started in the early 50’s.

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 and faces of the most revered and famous of dancers, teachers & coaches throughout these years has given the International Congress the title of certainly one of the best Congresses in the dance calendar.

The International Congress has proved to be an inspiration to many dancers & all those who attend and it is deemed an honour to be asked to take part.

The BDF  has it’s own YouTube channel were you can watch some of these lectures.

2018 International Congress Album
2016 International Congress Album
2012 International Congress Album

 

+ ON THE DAY

SATURDAY 27TH & SUNDAY 28TH MAY 2023

VENUE

The Spanish Hall, Winter Gardens, Blackpool.

Doors open at 9:30am

THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS 2023 IS FREE FOR ALL FULL MEMBERS OF THE BDF WITH 2 CONSECUTIVE YEARS OF MEMBERSHIP.
GET YOUR MEMBER ONLY (subject to eligibility) TICKETS HERE

+ TICKET INFORMATION

TICKET PRICES

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door on the day.

2 DAY TICKET £120.00
1 DAY TICKET £70.00
MORNING SESSION ONLY £50.00
AFTERNOON SESSION ONLY £50.00

BUY TICKETS

FREE MEMBERSHIP ONLY TICKETS:
THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS 2023 IS FREE FOR ALL FULL MEMBERS OF THE BDF WITH 2 CONSECUTIVE YEARS OF MEMBERSHIP.

Membership tickets can be accessed (with the password sent to you) here:

MEMBER ONLY TICKET

If you have not received an email informing you of your password to access Member Only tickets (if eligible), please email Pamela McGill with your membership name & number. Should you qualify for FREE MEMBERSHIP ENTRY, a personal password will be sent to you which will give you access to a MEMBER ONLY ticket.

PAMELA MCGILL TICKET ENQUIRIES

+ TIMETABLE & LECTURERS

 

+ TRAVEL DETAILS

ADDRESS

The Spanish Hall, Winter Gardens, Blackpool, FY1 1HL.

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BY CAR

From the M55 exit at junction 4, follow A583 into central Blackpool or for sat nav – postcode FY1 1HW

Central Blackpool does have one-way systems and pedestrianised areas. You may wish to use one of the large, well sign-posted tourist car-parks close to the Promenade or there are 2 car-parks closer to the Winter Gardens.

PARKING

A multi-storey facility is available within the Houndshill Shopping Centre. This is approx 150m from the Coronation Street entrance (lift access to the main areas of the Winter Gardens building) or approx. 300m from the Church Street entrance (ground level access to the main building)- the postcode of this car-park is FY1 4NY. This is a pay-on-return car-park.

Open air, ground level parking is also available on the corner of Adelaide Street and Alfred Street approx 200m from the Church Street entrance – the postcode of this car-park is FY1 4LA. This is a pay-&-display car-park.

Limited metered street-parking is also available close-by. St Johns Square is a shared use space and open to pedestrians only for long-periods. The Winter Gardens does not have on-site public parking.

A taxi rank is on Church Street, just a few minutes walk from the entrance to the building. Taxis may also drop off outside both entrances to the Winter Gardens subject to traffic restrictions.

For all enquiries please contact info@wintergardensblackpool.co.uk or telephone 01253 625252

BY RAIL

Blackpool North Station is approximately 10 minutes walk from the Winter Gardens.

+ FOOD & DRINK

There are many places to eat and drink within the Winter Gardens and on the high street.

Patrons please be reminded not to bring their own food and drink to the event.

+ DONATIONS & SPONSORS

The BDF is a non-profit volunteer based organisation. Should you wish, you can make a donation which will go towards the BDF Travel Fund & The BDF Youth Training Scheme. Thank you for your continued support of the BDF.
Please contact our secretary for all donations and sponsorship enquires. EMAIL BDF

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