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Ballroom Dance Club 3rd at National and Public University DanceSport Championships

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April 12, 2018

The Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club placed third in the group category of the 104th National and Public University DanceSport Championships held at Hitotsubashi University's Kodaira International Campus on March 11.

A total of 15 universities and colleges joined the calendar year's competition. Of the 22 Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club couples participating in the championships, 12 received prizes while 9 advanced to the finals.

Comments from club captain Ryota Adachi
3rd year, Industrial and Systems Engineering

I am very pleased as most of the couples performed very well in this competition. I think these results are a reflection of the strong support we have been receiving from alumni. This was the first competition of 2018, and it was important to start the year strong as a group. I hope our good form continues in future competitions.

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 three categories — International Style Standard and Latin, and formation dance. International Standard includes waltz, tango, foxtrot, and quickstep, while International Latin consists of samba, cha-cha, rumba, and paso doble. Formation dance* is a choreographed team dance consisting of a medley of between two and four International Style dances, and involving four to eight couples.

The Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club is an official student club of the Institute, currently consisting of 17 Tokyo Tech students, 11 Shirayuri University students, and 5 Sugino Fashion College students.

Finalists and semi-finalists at 104th National and Public University DanceSport Championships

International Standard

Ryoga Takeda, 3rd year, Chemical Engineering, Nagisa Koizumi, Shirayuri University
Ryoga Takeda, 3rd year, Chemical Engineering
Nagisa Koizumi, Shirayuri University
5th in waltz, foxtrot, and quickstep,
and 7th in tango for 2nd and 3rd-year students
Photo courtesy of Kotone Ishizuka

Rinpei Kudo, 3rd year, Bioscience, Kyoko Higashino, Sophia University
Rinpei Kudo, 3rd year, Bioscience
Kyoko Higashino, Sophia University
6th in waltz for 2nd and 3rd-year students
Photo courtesy of Kotone Ishizuka

Shunsuke Tanaka, 1st year, 7th Academic Group, Rie Masukawa, 1st year, 1st Academic Group
Shunsuke Tanaka, 1st year, 7th Academic Group
Rie Masukawa, 1st year, 1st Academic Group
3rd in tango for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Shoko Ono

Rei Fueki, 1st year, 6th Academic Group, Miyu Ito, Shirayuri University
Rei Fueki, 1st year, 6th Academic Group
Miyu Ito, Shirayuri University
6th in tango for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Marimo Akaoka

Shunsuke Tanaka, 1st year, 7th Academic Group, Haruka Kawachi, Shirayuri University
Shunsuke Tanaka, 1st year, 7th Academic Group
Haruka Kawachi, Shirayuri University
4th in foxtrot for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Shoko Ono

Rei Fueki, 1st year, 6th Academic Group, Miori Nakatsubo, Sugino Fashion College
Rei Fueki, 1st year, 6th Academic Group
Miori Nakatsubo, Sugino Fashion College
12th in foxtrot for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Shoko Ono

International Latin

Katsuya Uehara, 3rd year, Bioscience, Kiko Matsuda, Shirayuri University
Katsuya Uehara, 3rd year, Bioscience
Kiko Matsuda, Shirayuri University
2nd in cha-cha and paso doble,
6th in samba and rumba for 2nd and 3rd-year students
Photo courtesy of Kotone Ishizuka

Kodai Taguchi, 3rd year, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Yayoi Kiyosue, Shirayuri University
Kodai Taguchi, 3rd year, Earth and Planetary Sciences
Yayoi Kiyosue, Shirayuri University
3rd in samba and rumba, 4th in cha-cha,
10th in paso doble for 2nd and 3rd-year students
Photo courtesy of Marimo Akaoka

Kimitoshi Ushio, 3rd year, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Natsumi Deguchi, Shirayuri University
Kimitoshi Ushio, 3rd year, Earth and Planetary Sciences
Natsumi Deguchi, Shirayuri University
2nd in rumba, 6th in cha-cha, 8th in samba,
9th in paso doble for 2nd and 3rd-year students
Photo courtesy of Mikio Yoshida

Kazumu Kaneko, 3rd year, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Manami Machida, Shirayuri University
Kazumu Kaneko, 3rd year, Earth and Planetary Sciences
Manami Machida, Shirayuri University
7th in rumba for 2nd and 3rd-year students
Photo courtesy of Shoko Ono

Kaido Suzuki, 1st year, 1st Academic Group, Miyu Ito, Shirayuri University
Kaido Suzuki, 1st year, 1st Academic Group
Miyu Ito, Shirayuri University
7th in samba for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Miyu Ito

Rei Fueki, 1st year, 6th Academic Group, Saki Sakurai, 1st year, 7th Academic Group
Rei Fueki, 1st year, 6th Academic Group
Saki Sakurai, 1st year, 7th Academic Group
13th in paso doble for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Shoko Ono

*
While formation dance features in other competitions, it is not a component of the National and Public University Championships.

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