in the professional Latin category, the reigning champions are in pursuit of another title at this week's Blackpool Dance Festival in Blackpool, England.Zagoruychenko began ballroom dancing at the age of 7 in her home country of Russia. to dance with her former partner and has since been awarded the Carnegie Corporations' "American by Choice" award, which is bestowed to "exceptional U. immigrants."When you watch these two dance, it's clear as to how they've amassed so many world titles. This couple is definitely at the top of list of must-see competitors at this year's Blackpool Dance Festival.Wir verwenden Cookies, um Inhalte zu personalisieren, Werbeanzeigen maßzuschneidern und zu messen sowie die Sicherheit unserer Nutzer zu erhöhen.
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World Latin dance champions, Riccardo Cocchi & Yulia Zagoruychenko rocked the ballroom dance world for decades racking up titles as both United States National champions and World Latin dance champions.
They then repeated in Moscow 2011 at the Kremlin Ballroom, in 2012 at the Olympiaworld arena in Innsbruck, Austria, and again in 2013 on their home floor in the United States (Irvine, California).
They are also undefeated, 6-time United States Professional Latin Champions!
After a one-year break in 1928, the Blackpool Dance Festival was relaunched in June 1929, with events that included the North of England Professional and Amateur Championships, an Amateur Veleta Competition, a Veterans Waltz Competition plus an Original Sequence Dance Competition.
Contestants taking to the floor at this year's event will compete in both Latin and Standard dancing, and will have to perform a number of complex routines, including pulling off the perfect Waltz (pictured), Quickstep and Paso Doble Now a truly global event attracting competitors from more than 60 different countries, Blackpool's Dance Festival remains a key part of the ballroom dancing calendar - and a glittering spectacle for the rest of us.The world's largest ballroom competition - celebrating its 90th anniversary - has received a boost in recent years thanks to the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, and as a result, the event attracted more than 20,000 competitors from 60 different countries last year.Contestants taking to the floor this week will compete in both Latin and Standard dancing, and will have to perform a number of complex routines, including pulling off the perfect Viennese Waltz, Quickstep and Paso Doble.Like the challengers on the BBC show, hopefuls will have to endure the scrutiny of a strict judging panel that includes some of the biggest names in dance, among them 14-time Professional World Latin Dance champion, Gaynor Fairweather.'Over the past few years we have seen an influx of Chinese dancers competing in Blackpool and for us to take elements of our Festival to China can only increase the number of dancers that will want to come and experience the magic.' The world's largest ballroom dancing competition - celebrating its 90th anniversary - has received a boost in recent years courtesy of enormously popular BBC show, Strictly Come Dancing.Pictured, dancers waltz in the under-21 section Mr Williams added: 'This is a historic occasion to take such a prestigious event to China which will further strengthen the Blackpool Dance Festival as the world’s most prestigious and foremost dance event.’The festival, which has been a key part of the ballroom dancing calendar since 1920, is staged in the huge Empress Ballroom at the Victorian Winter Gardens entertainment complex and started life as a novelty dance competition.By the age of 12, she had one her first national title as the Russian junior champion. Let us watch and enjoy as the world-renowned couple fights to defend its title for yet another year.