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2010 World Leisure Games: DanceSport 20/09/2010

Inline Skating Chun Cheon, Korea, was the proud host of the First World Leisure Games. Under the games' motto of “Improving the quality of life through leisure experiences!”, over 13,000 athletes from 50 countries gathered in Chun Cheon City for six national and nine international sporting competitions staged from 28 August to 5 September 2010.

The Games were held at the Songram Sports Town, located at the heart of the Korean peninsula.  Surrounded by clean lakes, greenery and serene settings, the athletes were housed at ski resort condominiums about an hour’s drive from the town. The sports featured through top-level contests at the formidable Songram venues were action sports (radical BMX and skateboarding) billiards, air sports (aeromodelling and paragliding), climbing, inline skating, Korean kickball, paragliding, water skiing, wakeboarding and DanceSport, the latter including breakdancing.

Breakdancing DanceSport was among the first contests that commenced on the same day as the World Leisure Games Opening Ceremony, on 28 August, featuring the IDSF World Cup Ten Dance 2010 and the IDSF Asian Pacific DanceSport Championship Standard. The IDSF Asian Pacific DanceSport Championship Latin and the IDSF International Open Championships Standard and Latin were held on 29 August.

Organised by the Korean DanceSport Federation, the five events attracted an impressive number of entries from all over the world. 29 countries participated in the IDSF World Cup Ten Dance.  Winning first place were Anton Skuratov and Alena Uehlin from Germany, followed by Filippov Andrey and Tarlykova Anastasia from Russia, and Anton Belyayev and Antoaneta Popova from Canada as second runners-up.

World Leisure Games Adjudicators The IDSF Asian Pacific DanceSport Championships had 23 couples from 15 countries in the Standard event and 28 couples from 17 countries in the Latin event.

The IDSF International Open DanceSport Championships registered an outstanding global participation too, with 47 entries from 29 countries in the Standard event and 91 entries from 31 countries in the Latin event.