Kazakhstani ballroom dancers win youth competition in Dubai23 december 2014, 21:17
Kazakhstani dancers Moldir Kassimova and Rauan Rakimzhanov have won the Grand Prix of the Robin Good International Festival in Dubai, Tengrinews reports.
The ballroom dancers won the Grand Prix of the festival and the first place in the Choreography nomination. Kassimova and Rakhimzhanov danced pasodoble and samba. “We won the first place with pasodoble and the Grand Prix with samba,” Kassimova said.
Kassimova has been dancing with Rakhimzhanov since they entered the Zhurgenev’s Arts Academy. The dancers are trained by Tatyana Terekhova. Rakhimzhanov is a Candidate Master in Sport and Ballroom Dancing. His partner started training in ballroom dancing in her first year at the academy. Before that, Kassimova had been training in gymnastics since the age of 6.
The annual Robin Good International Festival is conducted as a part of the Independence Day celebration in the United Arab Emirates.
The festival opens competitions in choreography, singing, musical instruments, art and theatre for children. This is not the first time Kazakhstani dancers took part in the competition.
By Gyuzel Kamalova