232 Couples To Compete In 7th DanceSport Sa Sugbo On August 9, 2014
Around 464 athletes (232 couples) from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will converge in the Cebu Open DanceSport Championship 2014 & 7th DanceSport Sa Sugbo on August 9, 2014 (Saturday) at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.
This event is a 14-hour competition that starts from 8:00AM to 10:00PM. It covers 24 categories as follows: Juvenile (11 years old and below), Junior (between 12 years old to 15 years old), Youth (between 16 years old to 18 years old), Teacher-Student 1-3 Dance (student must be 39 years old and below), Teacher- Student 2-5 (student must be 40 years old and above), Senior (35 years old and above), Adult 2 Dance A, Adult 2 B, Adult 3-4 Dance, Amateur Close Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, Amateur Open, PRO-AM 3 Dance, and Professional.
The categories include ChaChaCha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive under the Latin discipline, and Slow Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, and Quickstep under the Standard discipline.
The Cebu Open DanceSport Championship 2014 & 7th DanceSport Sa Sugbo is organized by the DanceSport Team Cebu City (DTCC), a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization composed of volunteer dance teachers who conduct regular free dancesport workshops and follow-through trainings in Cebu City’s 80 barangays including the remote mountainous areas.
Dancesport Sa Sugbu is a competition for a cause that serves as the culmination activity of hundreds of child trainees (mostly under-privileged). The event provides an opportunity for these barangay child trainees to get a first-hand experience of what it is like joining in a professionally officiated dance competition in the hope that the exposure will instill in them self-discipline, self-confidence, and self-worth. This experience will inspire the children to train harder and aspire for a better future.
DanceSport sa Sugbu is touted to be the “Friendliest Competition in the World”, and home of the Guinness World of Record for Largest Dance Class. It promotes tourism as more than two thousand participants from the Philippines and the Asia Pacific region gather to witness the event and enjoy the sights of world-class island tourist destinations in Cebu.
The event is made possible through the generous support of its Co-Presenters: the Cebu City Government, Cebu Provincial Government, Department of Tourism, Philippine Sports Commission, Cebu City Sports Commission, DanceSport Council of the Philippines, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel, Department of Education Cebu City Division and Commission on Higher Education Cebu City.
Platinum Sponsors: Omega Pain Killer Liniment Pro, Casino Ethyl Alcohol and Lecit-E.
Gold Sponsors: Flawless, Virginia Foods Inc., Julie’s Bakeshop, Port Restaurant, Cebu Parklane International Hotel and Marvi Cojuanco Yulo.
Bronze Sponsor: Intellicare.
Media Partners: Alcordo Advertising, SkyCable, ABS-CBN, GMA 7, TV5, Expat Newspaper, The Freeman Newspaper, Sunstar Daily, Cebu Daily News, Love Radio, Y101. Radyo 5 and Cebu Photo Works.
To join or support its advocacy, you may visit their website www.dancesportcebu.org to download forms and for more details.
7th DanceSport Sa Sugbo image courtesy of Miss April May Tudtud-Ramos.