Birmingham Online Friendly 2021

The Birmingham Friendly 2021 will take place online! Entries will be accepted until 23rd Jan, video submissions until 30th Jan, and the event will be live on YouTube on 13th Feb.

Birmingham Online Friendly 2021

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!


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


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.


  • £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
2 Beginners Q DJ Ice – I’m so excited
3 Novice W DJ Ice – I dreamed a dream
4 Novice Q DJ Ice – Valerie
5 Inter/Adv W DJ Ice – A million dreams
6 Inter/Adv Q DJ Ice – Problem
7 Open Tango DJ Ice – Bad guy
8 Open Foxtrot DJ Ice – Senorita
9 Open VW DJ Ice – 7 rings
10 Beg/Nov W DJ Ice- Beauty and the Beast
11 Inter/Adv Q DJ Ice – It don’t mean a thing
12 Beginners C DJ Maksy – Moves like jagger
13 Beginners J DJ Ice – Dear future husband
14 Novice C DJ Ice – Don’t start now
15 Novice J DJ Ice – Dance with me tonight
16 Inter/Adv C DJ Maksy – Tous les memes
17 Inter/Adv J DJ Ice – One way or another
18 Open Samba DJ Ice – Swalla
19 Open Rumba DJ Ice – Someone you loved
20 Open Paso DJ Ice – Spanish gypsy dance
21 Salsa Gloria Estefan – Conga
22 Rock’n’Roll Eddie Cochran – C’mon everybody
23 Beg/Nov C DJ Ice- One Kiss
24 Inter/Adv J DJ Ice – Upside down
25 Open C Watazu – Sorry for party rocking
26 Open J DJ Ice – I’ll be there for you


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%!