About the Crystal Boot Awards
1996 was the starting point for this event and since then it has never stopped growing.
The CBAs is seen as a celebration of the best of the best that Line dance has to offer from around the world.
In 2022 the CBAs took on a new format as a not-for-profit event to benefit the Line Dance Foundation.
It become the CBA4LDF to give help and support for the international Line Dance community on a scale much greater than ever anticipated.
Put simply, CBA4LDF is now a universal weekend event with the Line dance Oscars in its sights and the dancing community at its heart.
So what can a guests hope for at the CBA4LDF event?
The fun starts as soon as you step foot within the Norbreck Castle in Blackpool and it continues throughout the weekend.
Non stop dancing, workshops and entertainment including the famous Gala Dinner and Awards Show and the chance to dance with favourite line dance celebrities.
Over the years, many people have asked why the evemt is held at the Norbreck Castel and the answer is always SIZE
With a main events room that it can hold up to 1000 guests with room to dance and dine, plus accommodate the huge stage set and production crew it simply means it is the natural home.
Upcoming Awards weekends
27th CBAs | 1/26/2023 - 1/29/2023
28th CBAs | 1/25/2024 - 1/28/2024
29th CBAs | 1/23/2025 - 1/26/2025
Friday is where everyone gets checked in and when all you can hear is excited chatter and laughs as old friends meet up some only see each other once a year at the CBA and where dancers feverishly consult the programmes to find out what is in store for them. Up until then, apart from the main theme which changes year on year, everything is a well guarded secret. In the evening there is a big social and also a few guest surprises and sometimes an extra teach or two.
Saturday day is full of workshops with the biggest Line dance names teach and showcase their immense talents to the grateful crowd. And Saturday night is the BIG award show, with acts that could easily be part of a West End review and glittering awards. It is an evening of glamour, surprises and fun.
Sunday day is also packed with workshops and dancing, Sunday evening is also a lot of fun with dressing up to the events theme at the heart of it. In the past few years we have had people coming as rollercoasters, cars and buildings to name but a few. An awesome sight. Doors close on Sunday night very very late with the last few exhausted dancers dragging sore feet back to their beds but ready for the next CBA, their heads and hearts full of memories.