The DanceSport Festival has been in full swing at the the Shuangliu Sports Centre in Chengdu, CHN, over the past few days already. Young couples have competed in the National DanceSport Championships for age groups Juvenile, Junior and Youth.
One just needs to look at the number of entries the championships had to appreciate the immense popularity the sport enjoys in China among those aged from 10 to 18.
Starting from tomorrow, 13 July, the Chengdu DanceSport Festival will turn into an international event with the 2013 WDSF World DanceSport Championship Youth Latin and a World Open Standard scheduled for the day. A World Open Latin follows on Sunday, 14 July.
The WDSF Communications team member Ferran Castañer is on its way from Kaohsiung - where he participated in the meetings between WDSF and the Organising Committee for the World DanceSport Games - to Chengdu. He is expected here later today and will start reporting from the moment he arrives.
Who has already made the journey from Kaohsiung is WDSF President Carlos Freitag. He attended the competitions last night and is shown below together with the winner of a beauty pageant that is part of this year's festival.