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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Ballroom championships coming to Royal Albert Hall

16th August 2011

The International Ballroom Dancing Championships are coming to London's Royal Albert Hall on October 13th.

Fans of traditional dancing may soon flock to luxury London hotels to take in the competition, which features amateur and professional dancers strutting their stuff on the dance floor.

"Amateur and professional dancers strut and swirl in streamline suits and sequinned dresses at the annual International Ballroom Dancing Championships," commented the Royal Albert Hall.

The best dance talent in the country will compete at the event, alongside 360 of the world's foremost amateur and professional exponents of competitive dance.

According to the venue, the International Championships are open to the world and feature the International Professional Ballroom and Professional Latin Championship qualifying couples and the International Amateur Ballroom and Amateur Latin Championship qualifying couples.

Visitors to the Royal Albert Hall can also enjoy performances of the BBC Proms - the premier classical music event of the year.

The Proms have already received praise from commentators, such as the Telegraph's Ivan Hewett who heaped compliments on Havergal Brain's Gothic Symphony.

Boasting around 1,000 musicians, including 800 singers divided up into nine choirs and an orchestra of 200 players from the National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

"At the end the massed choirs intoned the wonderfully unexpected hushed chords, and the beat vanished like a mirage," said Mr Hewitt.

The Royal Albert Hall faces onto Hyde Park and is located near South Kensington Tube station, which is easily accessible to guests at The Montcalm hotel through the local Marble Arch station via a change over in Holborn.

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