Ukrainian Junior Dancers Take Top Spots at Blackpool
Kyiv, April 18, 2012. Three Ukrainian junior dance pairs took first places at the Blackpool Dance Festival. The dancers showed best results in Cha Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Jive, Quickstep, Rumba, Samba, Tango, Viennese Waltz, and Waltz.
The dance duet of Yan Stepanenko and Polina Ryabovil received most points in ballroom dance competition among 12 and 13 year olds. The 68 pairs joined the competition in foxtrot and tango dancing.
Additionally, not one, but two Ukrainian pairs took the first two spots in Latin dancing competition among 12 and 13 year olds at Blackpool. Yan Stepanenko and Polina Ryabovil came first, while Dmytro Tsekhmistro and Polina Shevchuk took the second place. In this category of the competition the pairs danced Cha Cha Cha and Rumba.
Illya Gorshenin and Darya Krivko got maximum points in Juvenile Ballroom Championship. The pairs performed waltz, foxtrot, tango, and quickstep. Another pair from Ukraine – Mykyta Kovalov and Mariya Vysotska took the fifth place.
Moreover, Illya Gorshenin and Darya Krivko also won the Juvenile Cha Cha Cha dance-off. The pair also won the Viennese Waltz Juvenile final, leaving Russian and English teams behind. Additionally, the duo from eastern Ukraine topped Juvenile Latin Championship, where the contestants presented their Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, and Jive moves.
Kateryna Spasytel – the coach of the pair Gorshenin – Krivko – commented on the multiple win of her students: “This is the fourth time they compete in this competition”. She explained that at Blackpool teen dancers were expected to avoid copying dance moves of adults and bring youthful spirit to each particular type of dance.
The Blackpool Dance Festival has a well-established tradition of holding competitions among dancers in various dance styles. The festival first took place in 1920 at the Empress Ballroom in the Winter Gardens at Blackpool, North West England.
The dance festival in Blackpool belongs to WDC World Series 2012. Ukraine hosted the WDC World Super Series Professional Latin and Ballroom competitions in January of 2012, while the UK, Japan, Macau, Russia, Germany, and the USA are the countries organizing other events of the WDC World Series in the c.y.
Official Web site of the festival blackpooldancefestival.com