Thank you all for your support for our upcoming competition! It is set to be a great day of dancing.

To remind you all, the comp will take place in the Aston Webb Great Hall, University of Birmingham on Saturday 29th January. The hall is a short walk from University train station, to and from which there are regular trains from Birmingham New Street station. If you are arriving by coach, we request that you get dropped off at the Guild of Students, University of Birmingham where there is space for the coach to turn around. To those driving, you may park on campus or in the North East Car Park - there is no charge on weekends.

To reach the venue, walk towards Old Joe, the tallest freestanding clocktower in the world. Old Joe is surrounded by a semicircle of red brick building - the central building is the Aston Webb building. Enter through these doors to the lobby - behind the reception desk (operated by University staff) you will find the doors to the Great Hall where our officials will be on hand to check your entries or tickets and hand out team packs, if required. We remind all attendees of the need to complete and be able to provide proof of a negative lateral flow or PCR test within 48 hours of the event start (9am).

When entering and leaving the hall, please observe the one-way system in place. Entry to the hall will be only through the central door. Please do not enter through either the left and right door; this is reserved for exit only to minimise potential contact. We also encourage you all to wear masks inside when moving around the building.

There are toilets on the same floor and on the floor below, which will be signposted. Male and female changing rooms can be found along the corridor, and will also be signposted. Food and drink can be purchased from the Bramall Coffee Shop, which can be found by leaving the hall and following the corridor to your right. There are many food and drink options on campus though most of these are a five minute walk from the Hall, so please be aware of this if you have rounds coming up! Joe's Bar in the Guild of Students will be open for lunch and dinner.

Our officials will direct you to the location of your team's allocated seating, or the spectator seating if you are not with a University team. Please be aware that we are expecting over 400 attendees to be in the hall - when moving around inside the hall please avoid walking along the edge of the floor, especially when rounds are taking place.

There will be first-aid trained security staff on hand during the event. If you require any assistance at any time, please speak to any of our marshalls who will be at the front desk throughout the day.

Running Order

Time Event Round Couples Recall Heats
9:00 AM Doors Open        
10:00 AM Novice Waltz/Quickstep Qualifier 65 32 5
10:17 AM Beginner Waltz 1st Round 46 24 4
10:24 AM Beginner Quickstep 1st Round 46 24 4
10:31 AM Open Viennese Waltz 1st Round 52 24 4
10:38 AM Beginner/Novice Same-Sex Waltz/Quickstep 1st Round 49 24 4
10:52 AM Intermediate/Advanced Waltz/Tango/Quickstep Qualifier 20 10 2
11:03 AM Beginner/Novice Tango 1st Round 52 24 4
11:10 AM Open Foxtrot 1st Round 35 24 3
11:15 AM Fun Dance - Back to Back Waltz        
11:30 AM Novice 2 Waltz/Quickstep 1st Round 33 20 3
11:40 AM Novice 1 Waltz/Quickstep 1st Round 32 20 3
11:51 AM Beginner Waltz 2nd Round 24 12 2
11:54 AM Beginner Quickstep 2nd Round 24 12 2
11:58 AM Open Foxtrot 2nd Round 24 12 2
12:01 PM Open Viennese Waltz 2nd Round 24 12 2
12:05 PM Novice 2 Waltz/Quickstep 2nd Round 20 12 2
12:12 PM Novice 1 Waltz/Quickstep 2nd Round 20 12 2
12:19 PM Beginner/Novice Tango 2nd Round 24 12 2
12:22 PM Beginner/Novice Same-Sex Waltz/Quickstep 2nd Round 24 12 2
12:29 PM Beginner Waltz Semi Final 12 6 1
12:31 PM Beginner Quickstep Semi Final 12 6 1
12:33 PM Novice 2 Waltz/Quickstep Semi Final 12 6 1
12:36 PM Novice 1 Waltz/Quickstep Semi Final 12 6 1
12:40 PM Beginner/Novice Same-Sex Waltz/Quickstep Semi Final 12 6 1
12:43 PM Beginner/Novice Tango Semi Final 12 6 1
12:45 PM Pre-Intermediate Waltz/Quickstep Semi Final 9 6 1
12:48 PM Intermediate/Advanced Same-Sex Waltz/Quickstep Semi Final 11 6 1
12:52 PM Open Viennese Waltz Semi Final 12 6 1
12:54 PM Open Foxtrot Semi Final 12 6 1
12:55 PM Intermediate Waltz/Tango/Quickstep Semi Final 10 6 1
1:01 PM Advanced Waltz/Tango/Quickstep Semi Final 10 6 1
1:15 PM Small Break        
1:20 PM Beginner Waltz Final 6 F 1
1:21 PM Beginner Quickstep Final 6 F 1
1:23 PM Novice 2 Waltz/Quickstep Final 6 F 1
1:27 PM Novice 1 Waltz/Quickstep Final 6 F 1
1:30 PM Beginner/Novice Same-Sex Waltz/Quickstep Final 6 F 1
1:34 PM Beginner/Novice Tango Final 6 F 1
1:35 PM Pre-Intermediate Waltz/Quickstep Final 6 F 1
1:39 PM Intermediate/Advanced Same-Sex Waltz/Quickstep Final 6 F 1
1:42 PM Open Viennese Waltz Final 6 F 1
1:44 PM Open Foxtrot Final 6 F 1
1:46 PM Intermediate Waltz/Tango/Quickstep Final 6 F 1
1:51 PM Advanced Waltz/Tango/Quickstep Final 10 F 1
1:56 PM Ballroom Presentations        
2:10 PM Lunch Break        
2:30 PM Non-acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll 1st Round 21 12 2
2:33 PM Acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll Warm Up 5 - 1
2:35 PM Non-acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll Semi Final 12 6 1
2:37 PM Non-acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll Final 6 F 1
2:38 PM Acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll Final 5 F 1
2:40 PM Latin Practice        
2:50 PM Open Salsa Semi Final 14 7 1
2:51 PM Novice Cha-Cha/Jive Qualifier 65 32 5
3:09 PM Open Samba 1st Round 62 28 5
3:18 PM Beginner Cha-Cha 1st Round 47 24 4
3:25 PM Beginner Jive 1st Round 47 24 4
3:32 PM Novice 2 Cha-Cha/Jive 1st Round 33 20 3
3:42 PM Novice 1 Cha-Cha/Jive 1st Round 32 20 3
3:53 PM Beginner/Novice Rumba 1st Round 59 28 5
4:01 PM Beginner/Novice Same-Sex Cha-Cha/Jive 1st Round 49 24 4
4:15 PM Fun Dance - Straight Legged Samba        
4:30 PM Open Samba 2nd Round 28 14 3
4:35 PM Beginner Cha-Cha 2nd Round 24 12 2
4:38 PM Beginner Jive 2nd Round 24 12 2
4:42 PM Intermediate/Advanced Cha-Cha/Rumba/Jive Qualifier 24 12 2
4:52 PM Novice 2 Cha-Cha/Jive 2nd Round 20 12 2
4:59 PM Novice 1 Cha-Cha/Jive 2nd Round 20 12 2
5:06 PM Intermediate/Advanced Same-Sex Cha-Cha/Jive 1st Round 22 12 2
5:13 PM Beginner/Novice Rumba 2nd Round 28 14 2
5:17 PM Beginner/Novice Same-Sex Cha-Cha/Jive 2nd Round 24 12 2
5:24 PM Pre-Intermediate Cha-Cha/Jive 1st Round 17 10 2
5:31 PM Open Paso Doble 1st Round 22 12 2
5:34 PM Small Break        
5:50 PM Beginner Cha-Cha Semi Final 12 6 1
5:51 PM Beginner Jive Semi Final 12 6 1
5:53 PM Novice 2 Cha-Cha/Jive Semi Final 12 6 1
5:57 PM Novice 1 Cha-Cha/Jive Semi Final 12 6 1
6:00 PM Open Samba Semi Final 14 7 1
6:02 PM Intermediate/Advanced Same-Sex Cha-Cha/Jive Semi Final 12 6 1
6:05 PM Pre-Intermediate Cha-Cha/Jive Semi Final 10 6 1
6:09 PM Beginner/Novice Same-Sex Cha-Cha/Jive Semi Final 12 6 1
6:12 PM Beginner/Novice Rumba Semi Final 14 7 1
6:14 PM Open Paso Doble Semi Final 12 6 1
6:16 PM Intermediate Cha-Cha/Rumba/Jive Semi Final 12 6 1
6:21 PM Advanced Cha-Cha/Rumba/Jive Semi Final 12 6 1
6:26 PM Small Break        
6:40 PM Open Salsa Final 7 F 1
6:41 PM Beginner Cha-Cha Final 6 F 1
6:43 PM Beginner Jive Final 6 F 1
6:45 PM Novice 2 Cha-Cha/Jive Final 6 F 1
6:48 PM Novice 1 Cha-Cha/Jive Final 6 F 1
6:52 PM Beginner/Novice Same-Sex Cha-Cha/Jive Final 6 F 1
6:55 PM Beginner/Novice Rumba Final 6 F 1
6:57 PM Pre-Intermediate Cha-Cha/Jive Final 6 F 1
7:01 PM Intermediate/Advanced Same-Sex Cha-Cha/Jive Final 6 F 1
7:04 PM Open Samba Final 7 F 1
7:06 PM Open Paso Doble Final 6 F 1
7:08 PM Intermediate Cha-Cha/Rumba/Jive Final 6 F 1
7:13 PM Advanced Cha-Cha/Rumba/Jive Final 6 F 1
7:15 PM Latin Presentations        
7:40 PM Team Match Walk On        
7:50 PM Team Match (WCQJ) 1st Round 48 24 4
8:18 PM Team Match (WCQJ) 2nd Round 24 12 3
8:39 PM Team Match (WCQJ) Semi Final 12 6 2
8:53 PM Team Match (WCQJ) Final 6 F 1
9:00 PM Team Match Presentations        
9:15 PM Last Waltz