The Arena Social & Live Music Ballroom at Worlds 2018

Friday 10th August until Sunday 12th August 2018

Over the last two years The Arena has turned into a wonderful addition to World Dance Masters, and a fabulous room for beginners, improvers, intermediate, and mainstream dancers! We are delighted to bring the ballroom back for 2018!

Your host for this ballroom is the wonderful Michelle Risley, partnered by the wonderful Cathy Hodgson as DJ. Michelle will oversee a weekend of workshops, social dancing, and live music, focussed on the mainstream dancer. This is the perfect ballroom for those new to line dance or who like something a little different.

Don’t forget, a dancer pass gets you access to ALL the rooms, so you can pick and choose between workshops and social dancing in The Arena and Spanish Hall, or watch the incredible Line Dance Championships.

You also get access to all the incredible shows we put on, including brand new performances from Britain’s Got Talent’s CountryVive!


Natalie Thurlow

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Richard Palmer

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HOST: Michelle Risley

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Cathy Hodgson

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Dee Musk

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Rachael McEnaney

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Fred Whitehouse

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Gary O’Reilly

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Maddison Glover

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Neils Poulsen

Full Weekend Tickets

Tickets come in three types:

Full Weekend Dancer - this ticket gives you access throughout the day, so you can take any workshop across all rooms and join in all social dancing.

Weekend Spectator - this ticket does not give you access to The Spanish Hall or The Arena until the evening social dancing sessions (and live music in The Arena). You will not be allowed in those ballrooms for workshops or social dancing before 6pm each day. You can access The Empress Ballroom (competition) whenever you want.

Day Passes - Day passes give you access for 1 full day and come in two types - Dancer or Spectator. The above terms and conditions apply, depending on which ticket you buy (i.e. Spectator Day Pass will not give you access to The Spanish Hall or The Arena before 6pm each day).
If Purchased Before




Weekend Pass
Bought Before 1 March 2018




Weekend Pass
Bought Before 31 April 2018




Weekend Pass
Bought Before 1 August 2018




Weekend Pass
Purchased On the Door




Day Pass
Available to purchase online from 1 April 2018




Prices exclude booking fee.
* Concession tickets are available for Under 16 and Over 60 years of age. Proof of eligibility may be requested at the event.
** Spectator tickets offer access to the Empress Ballroom to watch the World Dance Masters competition but do not give access to the Arena or Spanish Ballrooms for workshops and classes. Spectator tickets do get access to all evening socials.