They danced all night

Pix by Sanka Vidanagama

Swirling dancers in sequinnedcostumes, pulsating sounds, fast moves and the excitement of competition…it was all there at the Footwork International Dancesport Championship at the Colombo Hilton when some 60 local dancers and foreign participants vied for the honours last Sunday in a keenly contested competition.

The Dancesport Championship is the brain child of leading ballroom dancer Dharshan Wijesooriya, whose aim is to see the sport gain recognition in the country.

3rd place in the standard senior category: Antonio C.R. Fernandez (R) & Michelle Mortier Fernandez Kalpa &Tharini Navaratne 3rd place in Latin American pre amateur: Chandima Siriwardhana and Shewani Nanayakkara
Standard beginners category winners:
1st couple No:55 – Ishara Dilruksha Perera & Malika Weerasekera
2nd couple No:70 – M.A.S. Fernando & H. Maheshika D. Perera
3rd couple No:29 – Deshan Kulatunga & Uthpala Wickramasinghe
4th Couple No:51 – Gayan Pathmajeeewa & Anusha Abeyratne
Sandun Sameera Gomes & Nisala Jinarajadasa
Rustom Yusuf & Shalini Rodrigo.
Freshers Jive category winners
1st Couple No:36 – T.C.L. Karunarathna & A.M. Mathishni Dissanayake
2nd Couple No:56– Sandun Lakmal & Imalsha Madhushani Thomas
3rd Couple No:35 – P.A.D. Chamara Sandakalum & Gangani Wijeyawickrama
Stevent Ong & Trien Ong
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