Mark and Olga Elsbury
We met and started dancing together on February 9th, 2002. 2 weeks after we found each other we won our first competition in the Under 21 Ballroom National Selection Competition, and thus our journey began.
By November of that year we were The British National Under 21 Ballroom Champions and semi finalists in the British National Under 21 Latin Championship and in the same year we won The UK Closed 10 dance Championship.
In 2003 we won The International Under 21 Ballroom Championship. In 2004 we became The British Open Under 21 Ballroom Champions. Later that year we entered the Adult Division and became runners up in The British National Ballroom Championship, we held on for that title for 4 years until finally in 2009 we became The British National Champions.
In 2010 we won The UK Closed Ballroom Championship and The British National Ballroom Championship for the second time. Also in December of that year we made our first final in The World Championship.
2011 was also a fantastic year for us, we won The Closed UK Championships for the second time and later on in November became 3 times British National Ballroom Champions In Blackpool!!!!
In May 2012 we finally broke into the semi final of the Open British Championships(open to the world) and finished 11th in that competition and then in July 2012 won the UK Closed Championships for the 3rd time.
We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our very generous sponsors!!
Chrisanne - for beautiful dresses, practice wear and dance accessories.
PURE CLASS - for tail suits and accessories.
H Forhair - for beautiful hair pieces.
Supadance - shoes and shoe accessories.
We are also very proud to be The Top Line Dance Frame Ambassadors - which helps us to keep our dance posture in perfect shape!!!
*World Ballroom finalists
*4 times British National Amateur Champions
*3 times UK Closed Amateur Ballroom Champions
*UK Closed 10 dance Amateur Champions
*British National Under 21 Ballroom Champions
*UK Closed Under 21 Champions
*British Open Under 21 Ballroom Champions
*International Under 21 Ballroom Champions
*Chinese Taipei Amateur Ballroom Champions
*Runners Up Open British Rising Star Amateur Championship
* Winners of the "Le Classique Dance Award" for 2014
*Winners of the DPA/BDF National Leaque for 2012/2013
*Winners of the Amateur World Gold Cup
*Winners of the DPA/BDF National League for 2013/2014
* Nominated for Carl Alan Award "Outstanding Partnership 2013/2014
* Runners up in The UK Closed Professional Ballroom Championship
* current British National Professional Showdance Champions
* 2014 International Professional Rising Star Champions
* in June 2015 placed 7th in The European Professional Championship in Italy
Medalists and finalists of many International Championships, including :
*Spanish Open Championship,
*Sweden Open Championship,
*Grand Ball Richmond, Canada,
*Malta Open Championship,
*France- Bercy Championship,
*Vancouver Open Championship,
*Moscow Open Championship,
*Copenhagen Open Championship,
*Slovenian Open Championship,
*Volgograd Open Championship,
*Estonian Open Championship,
*Polish Open Championship,
*Belgium Open Championship,
*Marseille Open Championship
and many many more.