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The Crown Cup Dubai 2016 Ballroom Dance Championship

More than 99 couples from different dance schools all over the world took up the challenged to be the best in the world at the largest ballroom dance championship in UAE. Performing Salsa, Argentine Tango, Rumba, Cha-cha-cha, Jive, Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Foxtrot and other Standard and Latin American dances in competition and in special showcases, it was a competition for our dance studio to shine, and to see who would be crowned the best of the best!

The Crown Cup Ballroom Dancing Series

Started in 2014, the 2016 Crown Cup was the third annual Pro-Am Dance Competition in Dubai, and one of the biggest Dance Sport events in UAE. Traditionally taking place in mid February, it is part of the Crown Cup Competition series that also takes place in Vilnius (Lithuania) and Macao (China).

One of the special features of this ballroom dancing championship is the Pro-Am dance competition. Pro/Am means that the dancing couple consists of two partners (a professional and an amateur):

  • "Professional" dancer - experienced professional dancer, competitive dancer in various dance championships, often a dance teacher, instructor and/or choreographer.
  • "Amateur" dancer - is a less experienced, non-professional dancer of various levels, but a student who is still in the process of learning dance sport.

The Pro-Am approach helps the amateur to progress more quickly than if they had a non-professional partner, and makes the whole performance a much more exciting spectacle to watch.

The Program

The championship lasted for 2 days, 12th and 13th February 2016, and took place at Kempinski Hotel Ajman with the following schedule:

Day 1

  • Pro/Am competition Single and Multi-Dances Standard, Latin, American Smooth, American Rhythm, Argentine Tango Salon, Argentine Tango Free style, Student/Student competition, Team Match and Pro/Am Showcases.
  • Welcome Dinner “Arabian Night”.

Day 2

  • The First part - Junior competition, Pro/Am competition Scholarship Standard, American Smooth, Latin, American Rhythm and Argentine Tango.
  • Evening part – Pro/Am World Super Stars Championship, Professional and Pro/Am Super Stars Showcases.
  • Beach After Party

The results achieved by our dance studio, Dance For You

It’s the second time our dance school has taken part in this event (read more about the Crown Cup Dubai 2015 on our website), but in 2016 we absolutely scored a match-winning homerun!

  • First place in the "World Team Match".
  • All participants representing our dance studio performed exceptionally well and were all awarded in within the top four places (1st - 4th places).
  • Top teacher award for the "Leading Professional Teacher" for our own Konstantine…

However, first things first, this competition followed our dance studios participation in the World Championship in Paris in December 2015, so we had just two months to perfect new routines, choreographies and polish our dancing. Unlike Paris, having such competition on our “home dance floor”, gave us some benefits. It’s much easier to participate and perform well because there are no time constraints, financial travel expenses and jet lag etc. and who doesn’t love to perform in front of the home crowd!

This year our team was the largest of all the dance schools represented at the championship. We had over 20 members (adult and child students) who joined forces with our dance teachers and instructors in joint couples to compete as Pro-Am couples. It was a very successful challenge for our dance studio. We are very proud of our students who achieved great results, personal best performances and competed hard with some serious rivals from both local and foreign dance schools!

For us it is a demonstration of the effectiveness of our educational program and the strong quality of our dance lessons and instructors. After all, this championship is not just a contest between dancers, but is also a contest among schools to find out which Dance studio is the best dance studio in Dubai , we are proud to say that now we know!

Meet our winners

Liza Muscat

Liza Muscat

  • Ballroom and Latin-American dances, Silver category Tango, Samba and Rumba 2 and 3 places.
Kellie Andrews

Kellie Andrews

  • Semi finalist of International Ballroom program, Open Gold Single dances, 5 dance challenge and Scholarship
Salma Khatib

Salma Khatib

  • Multiple winner in Ballroom and Latin-American dances, following categories: Bronze and Gold, Ballroom program 1st and 3rd places, Latin - American 1st and 3rd places.
Liana Timoshenko

Liana Timoshenko

  • International Latin-American Dances, 4 dance challenge (Ch/Sm/Rm/J), Open Gold Single Dances 1 places
Kavita Pope

Kavita Pope

  • Multiple winner in Ballroom Dances; Single Dances (W/T/SF/VW/Q), 5 dance challenge, Scholarship
  • Multiple winner in International Latin - American Dance (CC/S/R/PD/J); 5 Challenge Latin, Single Dances; Scholarship
  • Semi finalist in World ProAm SuperStars Championship in Ballroom and Latin - American Dances, 10 dances Scholarship
Lara Farhat

Lara Farhat

  • International open Ballroom program
  • Bronze single dances 2nd and 3rd places
Alena Kivach

Alena Kivach

  • International Latin-American program, Silver Single Dances Rumba and Cha cha cha 1 places.
  • Open Silver Pro/Am International 2 Dance Challenge Latin (CC/R) 2nd place.
Ann Boothello

Ann Boothello

  • International Latin-American program, Newcomer and Bronze, Single dance 1st, 2nd and 4th places.
Dalial Mutallapova

Dalial Mutallapova

  • Newcomer and Bronze; Ballroom and Latin - American Program 1 places.
Jane Ginger

Jane Ginger

  • International Latin-American dances; Open Bronze and Gold, 2 Dance challenge 1st and 2nd places
Kamila Ulmaskulova

Kamila Ulmaskulova

  • Open Bronze Pro/Am International 2 Dance Challenge Standard 1 place, Multi and Single Ballroom and Latin - American dances, Open Bronze 1 places.
Pratyush Mandal

Pratyush Mandal

  • American Smooth, Newcomer, Bronze and Silver, Waltz and Tango 1st places
Tania Sood

Tania Sood

  • Ballroom and Latin American program; Open Bronze Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba 1st places.
  • Solo Ballroom and Latin-American dances; 1st and 2nd places.
Ute Kuras

Ute Kuras

  • International Ballroom program, Single Dances; Newcomer and Bronze 1st, 2nd and 4th places.
Anna Muliak

Anna Muliak

  • Winners of International Junior Ballroom and Latin-American Dance Competition
  • Waltz and Quickstep 1st and 2nd places
  • Cha cha cha and Jive 1st places
Dylan Kachouh

Dylan Kachouh

  • Winners of International Junior Ballroom and Latin-American Dance Competition
  • Waltz and Quickstep 1st and 2nd places
  • Cha cha cha and Jive 1st places
Konstantin Vietushka

Konstantin Vietushka

  • Top teacher award for the "Leading Professional Teacher/Coach/Dance instructor"
Dance For You

Dance For You

Our "Dance For You" studio is the Winner of the International Ballroom and Latin American dances in Team Match - 1st Place.

The Crown Cup was the first dance event of 2016, and it was a very good start for our students. Still there is plenty of room for improvement, and we will look forward to compete at other events and dance shows’ soon! Meanwhile, our dance studio continues to practice and perfect, and you can attend our private dance lessons and group dance classes. We also offer special courses for kids and parents, couple dance classes and of course we have wedding dances and dance fitness programs.

Please contact us and we will prepare your individual dance program and schedule personally for you!

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