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Cebu set to host World Dance Sport Competition

By LANDOLAAGAN on AUGUST 19, 2018

Cebu set to host World Dance Sport Competition

Cebu will play host once again to a much-anticipated international DanceSport competition.  The World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) Cebu Open 2018 and 10th Dancesport Sa Sugbu will be held at the Grand Ballroom of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino on September 8, 2018.

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DanceSport athletes from around the world will converge here.  In the WDSF Cebu Open held here in 2016 countries represented included Italy, Spain, Russia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Brunei and Australia.  Naturally, DanceSport athletes from the Philippines will be coming from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.  The WDSF Cebu Open 2018 and 10th Dancesport Sa Sugbu will be a 14-hour competition that starts from 8:00AM to 10:00PM. It shall cover 19 categories that include two special categories include the University / School Teacher & Student Event and the Corporate Event.  The University category is organized by the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. or CESAFI.

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Other categories are as follows: Juvenile 3 (11 years old and below) Closed Syllabus, Juvenile 5 (11 years old and below) Closed Syllabus, Junior 3 (between 12 years old to 15 years old), Junior 5 (between 12 years old to 15 years old), Youth 3 (between 16 years old to 18 years old), Youth 5 (between 16 years old to 18 years old), Special Event I-3 Dance (student must be 39 years old and below), Special Event II-3 Dance (student must be 40 years old and above), Special Event II-4 Dance (student must be 40 years old and above), Special Event II-5 Dance (student must be 40 years old and above), Senior I-3 Dance (one partner must be 35 years old and the other 30 years old), Senior I-5 Dance (one partner must be 35 years old and the other 30 years old), Senior II-2 Dance (one partner must be 45 years old and the other 40 years old),  Adult 3 Dance, Adult 4 Dance, ADSF Asian Open and WDSF Open.  Each category includes the Latin and Standard disciplines.  The Latin Discipline covers ChaChaCha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive whereas the Standard Discipline covers the Slow Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and Quickstep.

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The WDSF Cebu Open 2018 and 10th Dancesport Sa Sugbu is organized by the DanceSport Team Cebu International Inc. (DTCII), a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization composed of volunteer dance teachers who conduct regular free dancesport workshops and follow-through trainings. To join or support its advocacy, you may visit their website www.dancesportcebu.org to download forms and for more details.  One may also visit the Facebook Page Dancesport Team Cebu City and call (032)-260-1850 for inquiries.

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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.

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