Day 1 Highlights from the WDSF Asian DanceSport Festival 2024 in Wuxi, China

Wuxi, China – July 18, 2024 – The WDSF Asian DanceSport Festival 2024 kicked off yesterday, captivating audiences and participants alike in Wuxi, China. In total, we have received over 2100 competition entries and 4042 athletes across the entire WDSF Asian DanceSport Festival, making this a historical moment for the WDSF. With 28 WDSF events, 5 prestigious title events and GrandSlam Latin and Standard, we have organized a platform where our athletes can showcase their passion and dedication to DanceSport. This festival is truly an international event, with representation from top athletes from all over the world.

WDSF Asian DanceSport Festival 2024 in Wuxi, China - Podium

Day 1 featured a vibrant array of competitions, standout performances, and engaging displays of talent, setting a high-energy tone for the days to come. The festival, running from July 17th to 21st, 2024, brings together top talent from across the world to compete and showcase their skills in the prestigious DanceSport disciplines of Latin and Standard. Hosted by the Chinese DanceSport Federation, this event highlights the growing popularity and cultural significance of DanceSport in the region.

WDSF Asian DanceSport Festival 2024 in Wuxi, China - Podium

Day 1 Highlights and competition results:

  • World Championship Latin Junior II:
    • 1st Place: Yigit Bayraktar / Lukrecija Kuraite (Germany)
    • 2nd Place: Mikalai Charniak / Lizaveta Hmyrak (WDSF)
    • 3rd Place: Artem Crivenco / Sofiya Malik (Moldova)
  • WDSF Open Solo Latin Juvenile II:
    • 1st Place: Yixue Xia (China)
    • 2nd Place: Yutong Fang (China)
    • 3rd Place: Yini Xie (China)
  • WDSF Open Solo Standard Juvenile II:
    • 1st Place: Yijing Ma (China)
    • 2nd Place: Sze Yau Chan (Hong Kong, China)
    • 3rd Place: Yanzhi Mao (China)
  • WDSF Open Latin Junior I:
    • 1st Place: Zhenlong Yao / Xinzhu Chen (China)
    • 2nd Place: Haomingzhe Deng / Xintong Long (China)
    • 3rd Place: Zhoming Wang / Peixi Liu (China)
  • WDSF Open Standard Junior II:
    • 1st Place: Ciprian Nucaru / Alexandrina Martinova (Moldova)
    • 2nd Place: Daniil Babenko / Reagan To (United States)
    • 3rd Place: Haotian Tan / Zheen Li (China)

The first day of competitions at the WDSF Asian DanceSport Festival was a resounding success. However, the event began three days ago with a series of training and development sessions for younger athletes the Asian Training Camp for Youth and Junior athletes, featuring illustrious couple stars and top athletes such as Marius Balan and Krystyna Moshenska, Charles Schmitt and Elena Salikova, Tomas Fainsil and Violetta Fainsil, and Darius Mycka and Madara Freiberga.

The workshops covered a range of topics focused on Latin Dances, including Performance Skills, Musicality, Focus, and Expression. For Standard Dances, classes were offered on Effective Swings, Dynamic Actions, and Moving as One in partnership.

These workshops were generously sponsored and free of charge for all emerging talents. This initiative not only showcased the event’s commitment to featuring the world’s greatest athletes but also highlighted our dedication to nurturing the future leaders of DanceSport.

During the opening ceremony of the World Championship Junior II Latin, WDSF President Mr. Shawn Tay delivered a speech highlighting the international participation and the dedication of the athletes.

Your presence here is a testament to the hard work and countless hours of practice that you have all put in. Mr. Tay remarked, emphasizing the significance of the event

If you would like to re-live and experience the excitement of the afternoon competitions, including the World Championship Latin Junior II and WDSF Open Solo Latin Juvenile II, from the Quarterfinals to the Finals, you can watch it again on our YouTube channel.

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