Some 160 dancers from 18 countries in Europe, USA and Asia competed in Ballroom, Latin American, Salsa and Argentine Tango events in the inaugural Golden Palm Tree International Dance Championship 2010 held at Golden Palm Tree Resort & Spa in Sepang Goldcoast, Selangor on October 29. Among those who took part in this competition were British Professional Ballroom Champions and Blackpool Grand Finalists Warren & Kristi Boyce (pic) of England.
The guest-of-honour at this function was Heng Seai Kie, the Deputy Women, Family & Community Development Minister. Heng said that her ministry recognizes the potential of ballroom dancing in enhancing family relationships. She also congratulated Golden Palm Tree's efforts in promoting dance as a sport for the family and community development.
The winners of the major categories are as follows:-
Professional Standard - Warren & Kristi Boyce (England)
Professional Latin - Alessandro Carmerotto & Nancy Berti (Italy)
Amateur Standard - Mikhail and Olesya Eremeeva (Russia)
Amateur Latin - Massimo Acrolin & Luba Mustuck (Italy)
Pro-Am Latin - Michael Badong & Soleil Mahani Kamil (Philippines)
Junior Latin - Sam Hunter & Charlotte Plant (England)