Winners of Azerbaijan Open Championship 2016 named

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Baku’s Sports Palace has hosted the first Azerbaijan dance festival-championship, organized by Azerbaijan Dance Association and Azerbaijan Youth Union.

The festival brought together teams of national and foreign dancers. More than 4,500 participants took part in the sportive event.

The competition was held on 8 disciplines: Show Dance, Folklore Stylization, Folklore Ethnic, Bollywood, Belly Dance, Hip-Hop Show, Hip-Hop Battle, Street Dance and the new for Azerbaijan kind of sport- Cheerleading.

By age: Baby show, children’s, juniors, adults.

The contest lasted for about 10 hours. The jury consisted 17 members, including Rimma Mamedova, Ulviya Gasanova, Veronica Talibova, Akif Kerimli, Tahir Eynullayev, Farid Ibragimov and many others.

The honorary guest of the championship was the President of Georgian Modern and Pop Dance Federation, Valentina Kuzmidi.

"This year the championship has turned to be full of events. In addition to pre-registered teams from the country's regions and nearby countries, there were also those who were registered at the last moment. Thus, the number of participants grew quickly to 6021 in 11 directions, 66 categories and 5 age categories. It's just an unprecedented scale! ", said Aziz Azizov, President of Azerbaijan Dance Association and Vice-Chairman Azerbaijan Youth Union.

Azizov highly appreciated the performance of Georgian dance teams Viva Dance and Armazi.

He also thanked the event organizers -Fikret Khalilov and Hamid Hamidov for assistance.

2016.05.27 / 23:26
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