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Tokyo Tech wins 106th National and Public University DanceSport Championships

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Published: March 12, 2019

The Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club has won the group category at the 106th National and Public University DanceSport Championships, held at the Chofu Campus of the University of Electro-Communications on February 3.

A total of 19 universities and colleges joined this winter's competition. Of the 30 Tokyo Tech Ballroom Dance Club couples participating in the championships, 18 received prizes while 14 advanced to the finals.

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Comments from club captain

Satoshi Ishii, 3rd year, Mathematical and Computing Science

There were many 1st-year students at this year's contest, and many of them performed extremely well, so I am very pleased. The efforts of our club members and the alumni who support us are really paying off.

Personally, I am trying to balance my computer science studies with my passion for DanceSport. I hope we can continue with our practice sessions in the future, as they will surely lead to success.

Finalists and semi-finalists at 106th 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
12th in waltz for 2nd and 3rd-year students
Photo courtesy of Haruka Kawachi

Shunsuke Tanaka, 2nd year, Life Science and Technology, Miyu Ito, Shirayuri University
Shunsuke Tanaka, 2nd year, Life Science and Technology
Miyu Ito, Shirayuri University
9th in tango, 12th in foxtrot,
and 9th in quickstep for 2nd and 3rd-year students
Photo courtesy of Kotone Ishizuka

Akito Suzuki, 6th Academic Group, Maika Yoshimura, 7th Academic Group
Akito Suzuki, 6th Academic Group
Maika Yoshimura, 7th Academic Group
2nd in tang for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Haruka Kawachi

Haruki Watanabe, 2nd Academic Group, Aoi Okonogi, 7th Academic Group
Haruki Watanabe, 2nd Academic Group
Aoi Okonogi, 7th Academic Group
4th in waltz for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Haruka Kawachi

Jun Seok Ahn, 4th Academic Group, Nanaka Matsumoto, Sugino Fashion College
Jun Seok Ahn, 4th Academic Group
Nanaka Matsumoto, Sugino Fashion College
5th in tango for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Haruka Kawachi

Shunya Sugimura, 2nd Academic Group, Juan lin, Sugino Fashion College
Shunya Sugimura, 2nd Academic Group
Juan lin, Sugino Fashion College
8th in tango for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Haruka Kawachi

Haruki Watanabe, 2nd Academic Group, Nanaka Matsumoto, Sugino Fashion College
Haruki Watanabe, 2nd Academic Group
Nanaka Matsumoto, Sugino Fashion College
1st in foxtrot for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Haruka Kawachi

Akito Suzuki, 6th Academic Group, Natsumi Shiriishi, Sugino Fashion College
Akito Suzuki, 6th Academic Group
Natsumi Shiriishi, Sugino Fashion College
4th in foxtrot for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Haruka Kawachi

Shunya Sugimura, 2nd Academic Group, Mami Ogura, Shirayuri University
Shunya Sugimura, 2nd Academic Group
Mami Ogura, Shirayuri University
5th in forxtrot for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Haruka Kawachi

Jun Seok Ahn, 4th Academic Group, Maaya Nakagawa,Shirayuri University
Jun Seok Ahn, 4th Academic Group
Maaya Nakagawa,Shirayuri University
8th in foxtrot for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Haruka Kawachi

International Style Latin

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

Kazumu Kaneko, 3rd year, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Manami Machida, Shirayuri University
Kazumu Kaneko, 3rd year, Earth and Planetary Sciences
Manami Machida, Shirayuri University
5th in cha-cha and rumba, 8th in samba
and paso doble for 2nd and 3rd-year students
Photo courtesy of Haruka Kawachi

Akito Suzuki, 6th Academic Group, Aoi Okonogi, 7th Academic Group
Akito Suzuki, 6th Academic Group
Aoi Okonogi, 7th Academic Group
3rd in samba for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Haruka Kawachi

Shunya Sugimura, 2nd Academic Group, Nagisa Fujimura, Shirayuri University
Shunya Sugimura, 2nd Academic Group
Nagisa Fujimura, Shirayuri University
4th in samba for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Haruka Kawachi

Haruki Watanabe, 2nd Academic Group, Maika Yoshimura, 7th Academic Group
Haruki Watanabe, 2nd Academic Group
Maika Yoshimura, 7th Academic Group
5th in samba for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Haruka Kawachi

Shunya Sugimura, 2nd Academic Group, Himawari Ajiri, Shirayuri University
Shunya Sugimura, 2nd Academic Group
Himawari Ajiri, Shirayuri University
2nd in paso doble for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Haruka Kawachi

Akito Suzuki, 6th Academic Group, Nagisa Fujimura, Shirayuri University
Akito Suzuki, 6th Academic Group
Nagisa Fujimura, Shirayuri University
3rd in paso doble for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Haruka Kawachi

Haruki Watanabe, 2nd Academic Group, Maaya Nakagawa,Shirayuri University
Haruki Watanabe, 2nd Academic Group
Maaya Nakagawa,Shirayuri University
4th in paso doble for 1st-year students
Photo courtesy of Haruka Kawachi

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.

*
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 19 Tokyo Tech students, 12 Shirayuri University students, and 6 Sugino Fashion College students.

Tokyo Tech Fund

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

Tokyo Institute of Technology Fund

Contact

Ballroom Dance Club

Email tsubame.buken@gmail.com

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