World Para Dance Sport launches 2022 Online Competition

Participants have until end of April or May to submit their performances according to their categories. 06 Apr 2022
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Athletes from all over the world have submitted their videos to the first two editions of the Online Competition
ⒸWorld Para Dance Sport
By Aurore Gander | For World Para Dance Sport

After the success of the first two editions in 2021, the World Para Dance Sport Online Challenge is back!

Athletes from all over the world will have the chance to compete in more than 10 different categories from 10 April to 20 May (more information below).

“As we had competitions cancelled, we wanted to start the season encouraging people to get back on their dancing shoes and enjoy this opportunity”, Camila Rodrigues, World Para Dance Sport Manager, said. “This competition is a warm-up, before the season kicks off in Poland in June.”

Participants will submit videos with their performances to be judged by a panel of international adjudicators in reference to the scoring provisions set out in the World Para Dance Sport Rules and Regulations.

The 2022 Online Competition is open to athletes in 11 categories, divide in three groups according to their entries:

  • Group 1’s entries will be opened from Sunday, 10 April to Saturday, 30 April. It is composed by the following three categories: Duo Freestyle Classes 1 and 2, New; Combi Standard Classes 1 and 2, New; and Women’s single Conventional Classes 1 and 2, New
  • Group 2’s entries will be opened from Wednesday, 20 April to Tuesday, 10 May. It is composed by the following four categories: Duo Standard Classes 1 and 2, New; Combi Freestyle Classes 1 and 2, New; Men’s Single Conventional Classes 1 and 2, New; and Junior boys and girls, Classes 1 and 2, New
  • Group 3’s entries will be opened from Saturday, 30 April to Friday, 20 May. It is composed by the following four categories: Duo Latin Classes 1 and 2, New; Combi Latin Classes 1 and 2, New; Women’s Single Freestyle Classes 1 and 2, New; and Men’s Single Freestyle Classes 1 and 2, New

Results will be published on the World Para Dance Sport website and social media channels after 10 June.

“A big thank you to the Sport Technical Committee and the adjudicators for making this happen. I hope the active teams enjoy it and, hopefully, new dancers will take their chances to try!”, also said Camila Rodrigues.

For registration, National Paralympic Committees (NPC’s) or Authorised National Federations have to contact World Para Dance Sport informing their wish to participate sending the entry form filled in.

They will need to send the name and email address of the team leader for this Online Competition. A personalised link and password to proceed with the registration of the athletes will be sent to this contact.

The official email address is [email protected].

As an unofficial competition, results and rankings will not be considered for the World Para Dance Sport World Ranking List.

More information about the 2022 Online Competition can be found here.