On March 2–3, 2019, in Moscow, at Cro­cus Expo, the Open Inter­na­tion­al Fes­ti­val of Sports Dance “Dance Sto­ries — 2019” was held for the 7th time.

The com­pe­ti­tion is held by the Russ­ian Dance Union, under the aus­pices of the World Dance Coun­cil and with the sup­port of the Moscow Fed­er­a­tion of Sports Dance.

“We always expect beau­ty of per­for­mance and high-qual­i­ty per­for­mance from our par­tic­i­pants, because dance is not just a tech­nique of move­ments, dance has its own lan­guage, emo­tions, his­to­ry,” says the host of the evening sec­tions, Stanislav Grig­orievich Povov, Pres­i­dent of the Russ­ian Dance Union.

The open Inter­na­tion­al region­al tour­na­ment in sports ball­room danc­ing “Dance Sto­ries — 2019” offered a wide selec­tion of dis­ci­plines, includ­ing the Euro­pean pro­gram and Latin Amer­i­can dances. Dancers com­pet­ed in pro­fes­sion­al and ama­teur cat­e­gories, cre­at­ing an impres­sive mosa­ic of the tour­na­ment. The fes­ti­val par­tic­i­pants, more than 500 of them, not only demon­strat­ed a high lev­el of tech­ni­cal skill, but also gave the audi­ence a real kalei­do­scope of emo­tions. Each dance told its own unique sto­ry, cap­tur­ing the imag­i­na­tion and trans­port­ing us into a world of har­mo­nious move­ment.

The guest of hon­or at the Open Inter­na­tion­al Sports Dance Fes­ti­val “Dance Sto­ries — 2019” was Alex­ey Gen­nadievich Belyaev, hon­orary vice-pres­i­dent of the Russ­ian Dance Union. He head­ed the judi­cial com­mis­sion. And the stars of the evening were William Pino and Alessan­dra Buc­heare­li with their demon­stra­tive per­for­mance of the paso doble. Emil Sla­bod­nik and Sofia Yud­i­na also shone in the evening sec­tion with a show pro­gram.

Sep­a­rate­ly, we can note the train­ing pro­gram that pre­ced­ed the Open Inter­na­tion­al Fes­ti­val of Sports Dance “Dance Sto­ries — 2019”. Rehearsal work with cou­ples on Feb­ru­ary 28 and March 1 at the Train­ing Camp was car­ried out by Igor Kraus and Deka­tra Lapae­va.

Thus, the Open Inter­na­tion­al Fes­ti­val of Sports Dance “Dance Sto­ries — 2019” has become a plat­form for real stars of sports dance. Win­ners in var­i­ous cat­e­gories were announced amid intense com­pe­ti­tion. Their names have become new stars in the world of sports dance, and prizes and well-deserved awards are a sign of their work and ded­i­ca­tion to the art.