Sitges hosts Dance World Cup Spain
From 2 to 5 April, Sitges will be hosting Dance World Cup Spain (DWC Spain), a dance event presenting diverse alternatives for participants as well as the audience to enjoy four days of intensive dance at the Hotel Melià with the very best there is to offer.
One of the fundamental pillars of DWC Spain is the National Dance Competition, a showcase where instructors, students and schools can promote their work. Approximately 1,100 dancers from 45 different schools from all over Spain will be participating in the second edition of this contest held in this charismatic town in the Garraf region. The goal of this competition is to encourage the participation of young dance students, from any genre, regardless of whether they intend to devote themselves to dance professionally or not. The National Dance Competition has an international jury made up of professionals from all the different dance genres.
The winners of each category will go on to represent Spain in the DWC Grand Worlds Finals that, in 2015, will be held in Bucharest (Romania), in late June and early July. Last year, the Spanish team placed third in the general ranking of countries in the World Finals, held in Portugal, with 50 medals. Over 3,000 dancers from all over the world, from approximately forty different countries, participate in the DWC World Finals.
All dance genres can participate in the competition, which has a specialized jury member for each genre. This way, all dance students from the different participating schools have the chance to show all of their registers at the same event with no limitations of age, wardrobe, category or number of dancers per group. DWC Spain’s philosophy is to enjoy dance and make the schools’ work easier for them so their students can enjoy the experience.
DWC Spain in Sitges will be ending with the Closing Gala Ceremony, on Sunday 5 April at 19:30, where you’ll be able to see the choreographies of the contest’s first place award winners and the most talented dancers. Tickets are on sale at DWC Spain’s website (www.danceworld¬cupspain.es), for the price of 10 euros.
The organization also offers workshops with classes from different genres, taught by the best national and international instructors, which can be combined with participation in the competition. 93 classes in all, divided up between four levels (minis, elemental, intermediate and advanced), and different genres (Classical, contemporary, modern, hip hop, stylized dance, folklore, jazz, Broad¬way, tap dancing and flamenco). The instructors teaching these masterclasses are among the very best in Europe in their specialties.
The Hotel Melià will also be hosting the Dance Trade Fair, where companies from this sector will be exhibiting their products and their on-line sales websites.