73rd Australian Dancesport Championship heats up on last day

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73rd Australian Dancesport Championship heats up on last day

More than 1,000 dancers are flocking to Melbourne from December 7 to 9 to showcase their fiery dancing talent and battle it out for the Australian titles in Latin American, Ballroom and New Vogue categories. 

The annual event held at Melbourne Arena sees the world’s highest ranked dancers perform in the Australian Championship titles as well as demonstrate their phenomenal skill in exquisite floorshows. German couple Pavel Zvychaynyy & Oxana Lebedew— currently ranked sixth in the world in the Latin style—are in Melbourne to dazzle audiences with several floorshows. 

The third and final day of the Championship will host the Professional Latin Australian Title, the Australian Closed Standard Title and the WDSF open Latin Title. The major events will decide Australia’s representatives for all World Championships in 2019. Pavel & Oxana will return to the stage for a final demonstration of Latin styles which will draw the 73rd Australian DanceSport Championship to a close.

Professional Ballroom dancing couple. Photo: Kerri Bourke.

Adam Blakey, managing director of the Australian Dancing Society says the Australian Dancesport Championship aims to be more inclusive each year with competition categories from beginner to professional. 

“DanceSport is a confluence of so many disciplines – the ultimate test of physical strength, agility, coordination, stamina, discipline, teamwork, grace, style and musical interpretations. However as an industry we are welcoming dancers of all abilities as we strive to make DanceSport more inclusive,” said Adam Blakey, managing director of the Australian Dancing Society.

This year’s Championship will host the inaugural Australian Para Dance Competition welcoming four incredible West Australian athletes alongside their teachers, to compete in the Waltz, Carousel and Rumba. Para Dance is extremely elegant, graceful and stylish sport which involves athletes with a physical impairment that affects the lower limbs. World Latin Para Dance Champions and Pilipinas Got Talent runners-up, Julius Obero and Rhea Marqez, will also treat visitors to an astounding floor show on the second and third day of the Championship.

December 7-9, 2018
Melbourne Arena 
Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne. 

Tickets available from 8:30am all day and can be purchased on site.