Winners picked to represent India at the World Salsa Championship 2012
Bangalore, India, August 20, 2012 – The 7th India International Salsa Congress, presented by DKNY & Lourd Vijay’s Dance Studio, in association with Idea & Clarks Exotica Airport Hotel saw some stunning performances by international and national artists like Alberto & Mika, Tito & Tamara, Denise & Geik, Bindu Prasanna and many more.
The qualifier round for the World Salsa Championship 2013 was held on Day 2. The winners were: Sonali & Bijay (Amateur Couple), Sai & Kirthi (Professional Couple), Nicholaus & Ananya (Bachata Couple) and Alex (Furor Bangalore) (Team Challenge). These performers will represent India on a global platform in the World Salsa Championship being held in Hong Kong next year as well as win a cash prize money worth quarter million Hong Kong Dollar (HKD 250,000).
This year’s theme “Dance for Everyone” was adopted by everyone attending the event, as many of them participated in workshops of different dance styles like salsa, mambo, zouk, bachata and many more. The participants had a chance to interact with the world’s best dancers and learn various dance styles from them.
The final day of the 7th India International Salsa Congress will see some more workshops and dance performances by Marvin Ramos, Dawn & Douglas, Santo Rico and many more.
About India International Salsa Congress (IISC):
India International Salsa Congress (IISC) is an international platform for dancers across the world to exhibit their talent & get recognition. The idea behind India International Salsa Congress (IISC) is to spread awareness about different dance forms. India International Salsa Congress is a brainchild of Mr. Lourd Vijay (Founder & Director, LVDS) & started in 2005. IISC is not only a salsa championship but a place where amateur dancers are nurtured and taught different forms of dance at the workshops taken by eminent national & international dancers & artists.
About Lourd Vijay’s Dance Studio (LVDS):
Founder & Artistic Director of Lourd Vijay’s Dance Studio is the principal Promoter of Latin culture, music and Dance in the Asian Region. He recently stood 10th at the “most Popular Entrepreneur of the year 2009″ amongst 180 nominees from across the country. He is the ambassador of the Hong Kong Salsa Festival and a judge at the Asia-Pacific Salsa Open Championship. An innovative choreographer and a very able instructor, Lourd has travelled to the US, Canada, UK, Israel, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Egypt, France, Jordan, UAE to train, perform and teach at international festivals and congresses. With this global experience, he brings the latest dance styles and concepts to his students in India.