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China nurturing Dancesport

06-23-2010 09:00 BJT

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Dancesport, which developed out of the narrow confines of ballroom dancing, has been listed as an official competitive event for the upcoming Asian Games in Guangzhou. And the China Dancesport Open series will soon find out who is going to represent China and compete in the Asian Games.

The Open's Wuhan contest took place in central China's Hubei Province and attracted over 2000 competitors from 20 provinces, municipalities, and autonomous regions around the nation. A duo from Beijing Dance Academy successfully defended their Group A Latin Dance championship, and a Shanghai team clinched the International Standard Dance title.

Yin Guochen, secretary general of China Dancesport Federation, said, "According to the Asian Games' application rules, six pairs of dancers can join the competition. We will carefully observe the current outstanding competitors and confirm the final list after the Shenzhen round next month."

Dancesport is a team sport. It is generally defined as partner dancing between a man and a woman combining as a couple and using the required techniques together with floorcraft and artistic interpretation to produce a highly disciplined dance performance.

The Dancesport competition is divided into two main categories, that is, Latin and Ballroom dance. Latin includes rumba, cha-cha-cha, samba, paso double, and jive. Ballroom is composed of waltz, tango, foxtrot, quick step, and Viennese waltz.

Dancesport competitors are asked to play five dances in a row, and judges decide the next round qualifiers by the players' timing, basic rhythm, body lines, movement, footwork, and floorcraft. Ten gold medals will be awarded at the Asian Games this November.

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CCTV.com

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