DTCC dancers bag 7 golds in HK
Cebuano ballroom dancers unleashed another mighty performance abroad as the Dancesports Team Cebu City (DTCC) collected four more gold medals last Sunday in the final day of the Asian Dance Sports Council’s 21st International Dance Teachers Association’s IDTA Cup at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong.
DTCC’s latest gold medal hoard brings its overall haul to seven gilts, five silvers and two bronze medals in the two-day event.
The indefatigable Eleonor Hayco once again bannered DTCC’s powerful performance as she and partner Bjorn Torreon shone the brightest in the Teacher-Student category’s Standard event.
Hayco, winner of the Senior Standard and Latin awards in the 2003 Dancesport National Championship at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City and the Masters 1 Latin and Standard FATD National Capital DanceSport Championships in 2004 in Canberra, Australia, gave DTCC two more gold medals after she and partner, Davin Unabia ruled the Teacher-Student 4’s Latin category and the Adult B’s Latin event.
Also emerging as multi-gold medalists for DTCC is the pair of Jimmy Noel and Elizabeth Zets, who ruled in the Teacher-Student 3’s Latin contest and in the Adult 3’s Latin competition.
DTCC’s other golds were collected by the pairs of Ronald Ruiz and Jocelyn Versteeg (Adult D Standard) and Marlon Segismar and Luzviminda Poiters (Adult D Latin).
DTCC’s five silver medals were won by Noel and Zets (Adult 3 Standard), Unabia and Hayco (Teacher-Student 3 Latin), Segismar and Poiters (Grade D Latin), Romeo Cialbo and Poiters (Teacher-Student Standard) and Ruiz and Versteeg (Grade D Standard).
Winning bronze for Cebu City are the pairs of Noel and Zets (Teacher-Student 3 Standard) and Segismar and Poiters (Adult C Latin).
Other events featured in the two-day dancefest are the Junior and Youth age group competitions in Latin and Standard’s Under-16, Under-12, Under-10, Under-8, Under-6 and Under-4.
The top three winners in the amateur and professional divisions took home US$500, US$250 and US$120 respectively, while the 4th to 6th placers got US$60 each.
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