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Ballroom Dance Club wins 48th Amano Cup

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December 13, 2016

The Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club won the overall group category of the 48th Amano Cup Student Dance Championships held on November 13 at Dokkyo University in Soka City, Saitama Prefecture. The club edged out 32 other teams to take the victory in the Dokkyo Dance Sport Club-sponsored event.

Photo courtesy of Keita Sugimura

Group photo (Photo courtesy of Keita Sugimura)

Of the 22 Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club couples that participated, two pairs shone the brightest with victories in their individual categories. Daiju Sato and Noi Kimura won the standard quickstep for first-year students. Sato also won the Latin American rumba with Minami Sakae. Three other couples also gave performances that earned them top-ten finishes.

Masaki Watanabe, 3rd year, Earth and Planetary Sciences Hiroka Sato, Shirayuri University 5th place in International Standard category for 2nd and 3rd-year students. (Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa)
Masaki Watanabe, 3rd year, Earth and Planetary Sciences
Hiroka Sato, Shirayuri University
5th place in International Standard category for 2nd and 3rd-year students
(Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa)

Satoshi Ishii, 1st Academic Group Noi Kimura, Sugino Fashion College 9th place in Standard waltz for 1st-year students (Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa)
Satoshi Ishii, 1st Academic Group
Noi Kimura, Sugino Fashion College
9th place in Standard waltz for 1st-year students
(Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa)

Daiju Sato, 5th Academic Group Noi Kimura, Sugino Fashion College Winners of Standard quickstep for 1st-year students (Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa)
Daiju Sato, 5th Academic Group
Noi Kimura, Sugino Fashion College
Winners of Standard quickstep for 1st-year students
(Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa)

Satoshi Ishii, 1st Academic Group Minami Sakae, Shirayuri University 8th place in Standard quickstep for 1st-year students (Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa)
Satoshi Ishii, 1st Academic Group
Minami Sakae, Shirayuri University
(Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa)

Daiju Sato, 5th Academic Group Minami Sakae, Shirayuri University Winners of Latin American rumba for 1st-year students

Daiju Sato, 5th Academic Group
Minami Sakae, Shirayuri University
Winners of Latin American rumba for 1st-year students
(Photo courtesy of Misa Momokawa)

Comments from club captain Yutaro Shigehara
3rd year, Earth and planetary sciences

I must admit I was surprised when we were announced the group winners of this competition. We were able to hold back a lot of strong teams from around the Kanto-Koshinetsu region. Of course a lot of credit is due to the strong performers, but I would also like to thank those who came to support us. They gave us that extra push. There are still competitions left this academic year, so we won't take this victory for granted, and will continue to practice hard.

Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club

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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