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Ballroom Dance Club 2nd at National and Public University DanceSport Championships

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September 27, 2018

The Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club placed second in the group category of the 105th National and Public University DanceSport Championships held at Hitotsubashi University's Kodaira International Campus on September 2.

A total of 15 universities and colleges joined competition. Of the 29 Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club couples participating in the championships, 15 received prizes while 10 advanced to the finals.

Comments from club captain Satoshi Ishii

Many participants in this competition were 1st-year students, and I am very pleased that Dance Club couples performed so well. I will continue encouraging the club to practice hard so our good form continues in future competitions.

Ishii is a 3rd-year student in the Department of Mathematical and Computing Science. He is looking into how he can combine this discipline with DanceSport.

DanceSport

DanceSport is competitive ballroom dancing where couples are evaluated by a panel of judges. Collegiate championships have three main categories — International Style Standard and Latin, and formation dance. International Standard includes waltz, tango, foxtrot, and quickstep, during which couples traditionally dance in closed positions. International Latin consists of samba, cha-cha, rumba, and paso doble, and often involves men and women dancing in more open positions. Formation dance* is a choreographed team dance consisting of a medley of between two and four International Style dances, which involves four to eight couples.

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

Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club

The Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club is an official student club of the Institute, currently consisting of 26 Tokyo Tech students, 17 Shirayuri University students, and 7 Sugino Fashion College students.

Finalists and semi-finalists at 105th National and Public University DanceSport Championships

International Standard

Satoshi Ishii, 3rd year, Mathematical and Computing Science, Minami Sakae, Shirayuri University
Satoshi Ishii, 3rd year, Mathematical and Computing Science
Minami Sakae, Shirayuri University
8th in waltz, 5th in tango for 2nd and 3rd-year students
Photo courtesy of Anri Sumikawa

Rei Fueki, 2nd year, Architecture and Building Engineerings, Rie Masukawa, 2nd year, Mathematical and Computing Sciences
Rei Fueki, 2nd year, Architecture and Building Engineerings
Rie Masukawa, 2nd year, Mathematical and Computing Sciences
12th in waltz for 2nd and 3rd-year studentss
Photo courtesy of Yuka Nakao

Akito Suzuki, 6th Academic Group, Maika Yoshimura, 7th Academic Group
Akito Suzuki, 6th Academic Group
Maika Yoshimura, 7th Academic Group
2nd in waltz for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Rie Masukawa

Jun Seok Ahn, 4th Academic Group, Nanaka Matsumoto, Sugino Fashion College, 3rd in waltz for 1st-year students
Jun Seok Ahn, 4th Academic Group
Nanaka Matsumoto, Sugino Fashion College
3rd in waltz for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Nanako Matsuda

Takumi Matsuo, 7th Academic Group, Aoi Okonogi, 7th Academic Group, 10th in waltz for 1st-year students
Takumi Matsuo, 7th Academic Group
Aoi Okonogi, 7th Academic Group
10th in waltz for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Rie Masukawa

Akito Suzuki, 6th Academic Group, Nagisa Fujimura, Shirayuri University, 2nd in quickstep for 1st-year students
Akito Suzuki, 6th Academic Group
Nagisa Fujimura, Shirayuri University
2nd in quickstep for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Rie Masukawa

Jun Seok Ahn, 4th Academic Group, Mami Ogura, Shirayuri University, 6th in quickstep for 1st-year students
Jun Seok Ahn, 4th Academic Group
Mami Ogura, Shirayuri University
6th in quickstep for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Rie Masukawa

Takumi Matsuo, 7th Academic Group, Himawari Ajiri, Shirayuri University, 11th in quickstep for 1st-year students
Takumi Matsuo, 7th Academic Group
Himawari Ajiri, Shirayuri University
11th in quickstep for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Rie Masukawa

International Style Latin

Daiju Sato, 3rd year, Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering, Maoko Kawai, Tokyo College of Music, 1st in rumba, 3rd in cha-cha for 2nd and 3rd-year students
Daiju Sato, 3rd year, Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
Maoko Kawai, Tokyo College of Music
1st in rumba, 3rd in cha-cha for 2nd and 3rd-year students
Photo courtesy of Aka Tanaka

Kazumu Kaneko, 3rd year, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Manami Machida, Shirayuri University, 5th in samba, 6th in cha-cha for 2nd and 3rd-year students
Kazumu Kaneko, 3rd year, Earth and Planetary Sciences
Manami Machida, Shirayuri University
5th in samba, 6th in cha-cha for 2nd and 3rd-year students
Photo courtesy of Rie Masukawa

Shunya Sugimura, 2nd Academic Group, Saki Shimoyama, 7th Academic Group, 4th in cha-cha for 1st-year students
Shunya Sugimura, 2nd Academic Group
Saki Shimoyama, 7th Academic Group
4th in cha-cha for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Anri Sumikawa

Akito Suzuki, 6th Academic Group, Nanako Matsu, Shirayuri University, 6th in cha-cha for 1st-year students
Akito Suzuki, 6th Academic Group
Nanako Matsu, Shirayuri University
6th in cha-cha for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Rie Masukawa

Jun Seok Ahn, 4th Academic Group, Maika Yoshimura, 7th Academic Group, 8th in cha-cha for 1st-year students
Jun Seok Ahn, 4th Academic Group
Maika Yoshimura, 7th Academic Group
8th in cha-cha for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Anri Sumikawa

Shunya Sugimura, 2nd Academic Group , Himawari Ajiri, Shirayuri University, 4th in rumba for 1st-year students
Shunya Sugimura, 2nd Academic Group
Himawari Ajiri, Shirayuri University
4th in rumba for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Nanako Matsuda

Akito Suzuki, 6th Academic Group, Natsumi Shiriishi, Sugino Fashion College, 6th in rumba for 1st-year students
Akito Suzuki, 6th Academic Group
Natsumi Shiriishi, Sugino Fashion College
6th in rumba for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Nanako Matsuda

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Tokyo Institute of Technology Ballroom Dance Club is supported by Tokyo Tech Fund

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