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04/03/2019 - 10:44

The first ever eye-catching Dance Sport competition in Hue 

On the evening of March 2, at the Provincial Sports Center, the 2019 Dance Sport competition of Thua Thien Hue Sports Center took place for the first time.

The opening ceremony

Eleven pairs of professional athletes and more than 250 amateur athletes from 24 groups across the country took part in the competition. The athletes competed in 5 Latin rhythm categories: Samba, Cha-cha-cha, Rumba, Paso doble, and Jive and 5 Standard categories: Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, and Quickstep. The categories were divided into 7 levels at 10 age ranges including children, youth and middle-aged according to the criteria of the World Sports Federation.

On the host side, Thua Thien Hue had 126 athletes (10 professional athletes) from the Provincial Sports Center, Hue Talent center and dance clubs including Trieu Tan, Binh Minh, Ngu Vien Xanh, and Star Hue.

Mr. Nguyen Long Quoc - Chairman of Hue Talent Center – a co-organizer shared: "Although it is the first time such a competition takes place in Hue, it has attracted quite a lot of athletes. The competition witnesses the participation of many high-class dance pairs, creating conditions for movement athletes in general to have more opportunities to learn and improve their techniques. From the success of the competition, we will aim at organizing it annually, on the one hand, to improve the qualifications for athletes, and on the other hand, contribute to spreading this artistic sport ".

Some photos at the dance competition which took place on March 2:

After the opening ceremony is the contest of middle-aged couples, dancing with 2 solo parts

and groups 

Awarding prizes to dancing couples winning the highest rank 

Junior athletes compete soon after the middle-aged competition 

Although they are young, they still show excellent techniques with difficult moves 

A young “old man" with mature steps in his performance 

The competition of young professional athletes is always most awaited. (In the picture is the dance pair from Hue Talent Center)

Dance Sport is a dance with many powerful movements

It requires smooth coordination, combined with difficult movements ...

... the movements of the separate body parts such as the hands, hips ...

.. combined with legs, the degree of facial expression are always appreciated by the referee

The exciting competition with excellent performances draws the audiences close to the competition floor to enjoy

Video clip of the Cha-cha-cha category of youth

Story and photos: Han Dang