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Tuesday, 02 April 2019 22:05

From Staff Reports


The pro show — as usual — was a highlight of the 32nd annual Heritage Classic Dancesport Championships, which featured competitive ballroom-style dancing from  Feb. 26 to March 2 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in North Asheville.

The pro show — performed in four different segments during the finale night between competitions — featured
dazzling performances by Victor DaSilva and Anna Melnikova, billed as “world-renowned champions and performers.”

Regarding the featured couple, Asheville’s Kem Overby, himself a certified judge by the National Dance Council of America, told the Daily Planet on March 26, “They were magnificent — the control, the passion....”

Overby also said he thought the show Saturday night (March 2) was “incredible.”

He added, “Both professional competitions were more than expected. The level of dancing and showmanship was exquisite... Amazing talent from all over the world.

“Talent like this will once against help establish the Heritage competition as one of the best competitions in the country,” Overby noted.

Dancers, fueled by energy, passion and excitement, included world professional champions in the NDCA-sanctioned, ballroom dance competition 

Elevated seating on three sides provided sweeping views of the dance floor.

The organizers, Colin and Joy Hillary, are former competitors and champions, They represented their native country, Australia, in the 1970 World Professional Latin Championships in London, England.

A list of the winners of the Heritage Classic is available at www.theheritageclassic.


 



 


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