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Ballroom Dance Club second at National and Public University DanceSport Championships

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October 4, 2016

The Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club placed second in the group category of the 101st National and Public University DanceSport Championships on September 4.

Tokyo Tech's Daiju Sato and Noi Kimura from Sugino Fashion College won first prize in the International Latin Style rumba and cha-cha divisions for 1st-year students. Of the 22 Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club couples participating in the championships, eight made the finals.

Daiju Sato and Noi Kimura (Sugino Fashion College) Winners of both rumba and cha-cha for 1st-year students, Wamu Kaneko and Minami Sakae (Shirayuri University) 3rd place in cha-cha and 4th place in rumba for 1st-year students

Daiju Sato and Noi Kimura (Sugino Fashion College)
Winners of both rumba and cha-cha for 1st-year students

Wamu Kaneko and Minami Sakae (Shirayuri University)
3rd place in cha-cha and 4th place in rumba for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Kouta Imaichi

Comments from Yutaro Shigehara, captain of the Ballroom Dance Club

Placing second in the group category is the result of hard work during practice sessions. We also had winners in the individual categories. Our 3rd-year students have a pivotal role in instructing 1st-year members in the club. I am very glad that our new members delivered good results in the championships. We will keep practicing as there are many competitions scheduled after October.

Tokyo Tech finalists at the 101th National and Public University DanceSport Championships

Kohei Tazoe and Miyako Mizuno (Shirayuri University), 6th in both samba and rumba for 2nd and 3rd-year students, Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa
Kohei Tazoe and Miyako Mizuno (Shirayuri University)
6th in both samba and rumba for 2nd and 3rd-year students
Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa

Daiju Sato and Minami Sakae (Shirayuri University), 2nd in waltz for 1st-year students, Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa
Daiju Sato and Minami Sakae (Shirayuri University)
2nd in waltz for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa

Yoshiki Kurisaki and Saki Koshimizu (Tsuda College), 4th in rumba for 2nd and 3rd-year students, Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa

Yoshiki Kurisaki and Saki Koshimizu (Tsuda College)
4th in rumba for 2nd and 3rd-year students
Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa

Masaki Watanabe and Hiroka Sato (Shirayuri University), 3rd in foxtrot for 2nd and 3rd-year students, Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa

Masaki Watanabe and Hiroka Sato (Shirayuri University)
3rd in foxtrot for 2nd and 3rd-year students
Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa

Ryoga Takeda and Nagisa Koizumi (Shirayuri University), 4th in tango for 2nd and 3rd-year students, Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa
Ryoga Takeda and Nagisa Koizumi (Shirayuri University)
4th in tango for 2nd and 3rd-year students
Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa

Yutaro Saito and Akari Ooki (Sugino Fashion College), 6th in tango and 5th in quickstep for 2nd and 3rd-year students, Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa
Yutaro Saito and Akari Ooki (Sugino Fashion College)
6th in tango and 5th in quickstep for 2nd and 3rd-year students
Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa

DanceSport and Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club

DanceSport is competitive ballroom dancing where couples are evaluated by a panel of judges. The collegiate championships have two categories — international style Standard and Latin — each of which is comprised of four divisions. International Standard includes waltz, tango, foxtrot, and quickstep, while International Latin consists of samba, cha-cha, rumba, and paso doble.

The Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club is an official student club of the Institute, currently consisting of 25 Tokyo Tech students,12 Shirayuri University students, and 9 Sugino Fashion College students.

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