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Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club couple wins East Japan Collegiate DanceSport Championships

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Published: May 12, 2016

Tokyo Tech's Nobutaka Suzuki and Mizuki Hatta from Shirayuri University won the International Latin Style rumba division at the 112th East Japan Collegiate DanceSport Championships on April 17, 2016.

Suzuki and Hatta's cha-cha earned them 2nd place  Photo courtesy of Momoko Tsuda
Suzuki and Hatta's cha-cha earned them 2nd place
Photo courtesy of Momoko Tsuda

Comments from Takanobu Suzuki, Earth and Planetary Sciences

Teammates give Suzuki victory toss Photo courtesy of Masakazu Ishitobi
Teammates give Suzuki victory toss
Photo courtesy of Masakazu Ishitobi

My partner Hatta, our coach, and I had our eyes on the crown for some time, and I am full of emotions as we finally captured victory. In these championships Tokyo Tech was also fourth in the group category. We have made an excellent start as a team in 2016.

The Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club will spare no effort as we head towards the next East Japan Collegiate DanceSport Championships. We appreciate your continued support for the club.

Hatta in tears after win Photo courtesy of Marino Miura
Hatta in tears after win
Photo courtesy of Marino Miura

Exuberance embodied in Suzuki and Hatta Photo courtesy of Masakazu Ishitobi
Exuberance embodied in Suzuki and Hatta
Photo courtesy of Masakazu Ishitobi

Tokyo Tech's Masaki Watanabe and Shirayuri University's Hiroka Sato — 4th in the International Style foxtrot and 9th in the waltz Photo courtesy of Masakazu Ishitobi
Tokyo Tech's Masaki Watanabe and Shirayuri University's Hiroka Sato —
4th in the International Style foxtrot and 9th in the waltz
Photo courtesy of Masakazu Ishitobi

Tokyo Tech's Keita Sugimura and Shirayuri University's Eri Hirata — 9th in the International Style quickstep Photo courtesy of Masakazu Ishitobi
Tokyo Tech's Keita Sugimura and Shirayuri University's Eri Hirata —
9th in the International Style quickstep
Photo courtesy of Masakazu Ishitobi

Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club

The Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club was founded in 1946. The club currently consists of 21 Tokyo Tech students, 9 Shirayuri University students, and 8 Sugino Fashion College students.

Eight couples from the club participated in this year's East Japan Collegiate DanceSport Championships. Suzuki and Hatta also won second place in the cha-cha division. Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club was placed fourth in the group category.

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This article has been updated to correct a typographical error on May 19.

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