Torremolinos Hosts the XXII Edition of the European Dance Championships

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European Dance ChampionshipsThis week, Torremolinos has become the European dance capital by hosting the XXII edition of the European Dance Championships.

With more than 1500 dance pairs from all over Europe signed up for the competition, spectators are guaranteed a great show!

The championship started on Monday the 28th February and ends on Saturday 5th March with the grand finals. Today and tomorrow (Friday) there will be qualification heats in the morning (10:00am) in order to choose pairs for the finals which will be held in the evening at the Palacio de San Miguel. Entrance to the heats is free and the evening finals require an entrance fee of €5.

Throughout the whole of this week, spectators have been dazzled by dancers from all over Europe performing a wide variety of dance styles: Waltz, tango, paso doble, artistic dance, chachachá, rock and more…..

Tonight (Thursday), dance enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the following dance finals:

  • Spanish Championship Combined Dance final of waltz, tango, and paso doble (Various categories).
  • Paso doble European Championship Final (6 categories).
  • Chachachá European Championship final for over 50’s and 30 to 50 year olds.

Friday 4th March

  • Grand Final of the XXII European Dance Championship in the combined modality of waltz, tango and paso doble (3 categories).
  • Chachachá European Championship final (3 categories for under 30’s).
  • Final of the Salsa Championship (5 categories).

Saturday 5th March

Saturday will be the last day of the championships with the following dance finals:

  • Spanish Championship Combined Dance final of waltz, tango, and paso doble (3 categories).
  • Rock European Championship finals (4 categories)
  • Dance group European Championship finals.

We should also point out that there will be various exhibitions throughout the week carried out by different ballets and dance groups, amongst them, the Ballet Internacional Seducción (performing at the Sala Fortuna in Benalmádena at the moment); Pol Chamorro and Emi Clement from the hit TV show “Mira quien Baila” (Dancing with the Stars) and a performance by the finalists of this years “Fama, a Bailar” (Fame) TV show, Nacho and Mª Carmen.

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