We are excited to invite you all to the Birmingham Friendly 2021 competition! As in-person events are off the cards for the time being, this will be an online-only competition, and there are plenty of solo, distanced and couples events for you all to take part in.

The inimitable Gary Foster is kindly doing the honours and judging this competition!

This page will be updated with the latest information and, on the day, you will be able to find the live video on here too!

Deadlines and Submissions

  • ENTRY DEADLINE: Sat 23rd Jan 23:59
  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sat 30th Jan 23:59
  • COMP PREMIERE: Sat 13th Feb 14:00 on our YouTube channel

Submissions will be in the form of a ONE MINUTE LANDSCAPE VIDEO. Note this is dancing for 1 min and not just the length of the video!

Events

All music can be found on our playlist here. See below for the full list and links to individual songs.

SUBMISSIONS MUST COMPLY TO GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES or you risk disqualification!

Dress Code

Open dress for all categories but please make sure you are wearing at least gym clothing so footwork and body action can be clearly seen.

Price

  • £4 for Ballroom
  • £4 for Latin, Rock’n’Roll and Salsa

Event List

Solo Events

  1. Beginners Waltz
  2. Beginners Quickstep
  3. Novice Waltz
  4. Novice Quickstep
  5. Intermediate/Advanced Waltz
  6. Intermediate/Advanced Quickstep
  7. Open Tango
  8. Open Foxtrot
  9. Open Viennese Waltz
  10. Beginners Cha-Cha-Chá
  11. Beginners Jive
  12. Novice Cha-Cha-Chá
  13. Novice Jive
  14. Intermediate/Advanced Cha-Cha-Chá
  15. Intermediate/Advanced Jive
  16. Open Samba
  17. Open Rumba
  18. Open Paso Doble
  19. Rock 'n' Roll
  20. Salsa

Couple Events
10. Beginner/Novice Waltz
11. Intermediate/Advanced Quickstep
23. Beginner/Novice Cha-Cha-Chá
24. Intermediate/Advanced Jive

Distanced Duet Events
25. Open Cha-Cha-Chá
26. Open Jive

Song List

All of the songs can also be found in a convenient YouTube playlist!

EDIT 06/01/2021: The Cha-Cha version of Bad Guy was linked instead of the Tango version. This has been corrected and we apologise for the mistake!

No. Event Song Name YouTube URL
1 Beginners W DJ Ice – Faded https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxoawVS-A8o
2 Beginners Q DJ Ice – I’m so excited https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnNu1tSRYg8
3 Novice W DJ Ice – I dreamed a dream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwdG5c39JT8
4 Novice Q DJ Ice – Valerie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-qAUj7pt3s
5 Inter/Adv W DJ Ice – A million dreams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5lKqLmZ-bQ
6 Inter/Adv Q DJ Ice – Problem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8hXECtAJUE
7 Open Tango DJ Ice – Bad guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYgKkzyk4Yc
8 Open Foxtrot DJ Ice – Senorita https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTox40opExU
9 Open VW DJ Ice – 7 rings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_2iC0Y-wKE
10 Beg/Nov W DJ Ice- Beauty and the Beast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okl0GIeS-OI
11 Inter/Adv Q DJ Ice – It don’t mean a thing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeJXfwQlhkU
12 Beginners C DJ Maksy – Moves like jagger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i80uhTcCYG8
13 Beginners J DJ Ice – Dear future husband https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpCLL3fLBUg
14 Novice C DJ Ice – Don’t start now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yEwq-oKcus
15 Novice J DJ Ice – Dance with me tonight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfCvWHSinX8
16 Inter/Adv C DJ Maksy – Tous les memes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhNH2WeTa2Y
17 Inter/Adv J DJ Ice – One way or another https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0uBDyMSK8Q
18 Open Samba DJ Ice – Swalla https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mCbjfU31BI
19 Open Rumba DJ Ice – Someone you loved https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7wgOKqKDEo
20 Open Paso DJ Ice – Spanish gypsy dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvAWgX8e76g
21 Salsa Gloria Estefan – Conga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbAPhbLKSzQ
22 Rock’n’Roll Eddie Cochran – C’mon everybody https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncbdW9bI27o
23 Beg/Nov C DJ Ice- One Kiss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c61_ioOow_U
24 Inter/Adv J DJ Ice – Upside down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS5BViYPGdY
25 Open C Watazu – Sorry for party rocking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz6eluoYQNY
26 Open J DJ Ice – I’ll be there for you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uVKJXYcwp4

Sponsors

We are very thankful to have two amazing sponsors for our upcoming competition!

The first of which is the amazing Rachel Gibbons at Ballroom Bling! She is providing discounts for the winners of the solo ballroom, couple categories and rock and roll and salsa!

This is a fabulous opportunity to sparkle up your wardrobe with some new jewellery or cuff links!

Our second amazing sponsor is the wonderful Anita Flavin from Anita Flavina Dance Shoes!

Winners of our solo latin categories will receive a special Anita Flavina Shoe Bag (worth £30) and a 40% discount of some of these amazing shoes! If you then post a video of you wearing your Anita Flavina shoes, you get money back so the discount is worth 50%!