Dear Competitors,

The WDC would like to inform and announce that the 2012 World Professional Ballroom Championship will be held in an exciting new "Open" format, which allows 24 couples to qualify to compete in addition to the nominated couples of the respective countries and 3 Wildcard nominations according to the WDC World Ranking.

These 24 selected couples will compete at their own expense in this World Championships, held in the Wintergardens, Blackpool , on the 18th November 2012, organised by the Ballroom Dancers' Federation (BDF).

The BDF have chosen to use the Star Professional Ballroom Championship taking place in London on Wednesday 11th January 2012 as the OPEN qualifying round and the first 24 couples will be qualifying to take part in addition to the nominated couples from each country and the Wildcards. For avoidance of any doubt, that means that those nominated or wildcard couples will not count towards those 24 qualifying places.

All Professionals take note… this is your chance to dance in The WDC World Professional Championship 2012… but this is the ONLY Qualifying Round, there will be no other opportunity.

See The Star Championships 2012 page for entry details via the following link. CLICK HERE

The WDC PR Team