Strictly Wheels take Silver in Europe
More than 150 dancers from over 10 countries gathered in The Netherlands for the Dutch Open and Cuijk Para Dance Sport Championship 2017 last weekend.
Cuijk, now in its 29th year, is the largest wheelchair dance competition in the world. Competitors at all levels from Debutante to Amateur and Para Dance Sport athletes come together to enjoy 2 full days of dancing.
This year, given the popularity of the new Singles and Freestyle events saw the competition stretch to a 3rd afternoon, with these new events taking place on Friday.
Great Britain’s Paula Moulton took to the floor in the Single Ladies 1 event, dancing 5 dances with grace, elegance and power to take 4th place behind Ukraine and Poland’s best.
Friday afternoon also saw the Single Men battling it out on the floor with a welcome return from Ukraine’s Ivan Sivak stealing the Gold from Poland’s Pawel Karpinski with some spectacular moves.
The Freestyle event gave equally great performances from the reigning European Champions in both Ladies Single Freestyle 2 and Combi Freestyle 2 with Olena Chynka’s performance to Bjork “It’s oh so quiet” taking gold. The Combi Freestyle 2 Gold was taken by the powerful contemporary dance by Poland’s Marek Zaborowski and Kasia Bloch.
The main Latin and Ballroom events took place over Saturday and Sunday. Large numbers of Debutantes and Amateur level dancers danced their way through heats and finals to make their mark on the adjudicators.
Great Britain’s Latin Combi couple made their appearance on Sunday afternoon in the World Para Dance Sport Finals. Gary and Paula from Strictly Wheels club, having been reclassified danced in Latin Combi 1 for the first time. They danced confidently, but were beaten to Gold by Finland’s Timo Pyykkonen and Tuuli Harju, taking the Silver Medal for Great Britain.Read More at www.facebook.com
story published on Mon, 24 Apr 2017
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