Dance World Cup 2019 - India Winners

India Wins BIG at the recently concluded Dance World Cup finals at Braga, Portugal!

The tally of medals included 3 golds, 3 silvers and 3 bronzes along with multiple 4th, 5th and 6th positions which added to the overall country’s ranking. 

Out of the 131 dancers that qualified, 81 dancers along with their respective dance teachers/Coaches/Choreographers and a few parents in tow reached Braga in Portugal between the 27th June to 6th July to compete at the Dance World Cup 2019 which is considered the Olympics of Dance. In spite of major hurdles faced by dancers in terms of raising funds, getting a visa to enter Europe, lack of Government and Private support, the dancers did a commendable job in making the country and all of us proud.

GOLD MEDAL x 3 medals 
- Alicia Ann George from D4U studios, Bangalore in the Mini solo National Folklore category 
- Anirudh Jiiva & Nisha BK from Jiivanthara School of Dance, Bangalore in the Senior Duet National Folklore Category 
- NAAD SAAD from Ahmedabad in the Senior Large Group National Folklore category. Dancers names - Nidhip Shah, Dhweep Shah, Monil Shah, Vansh Shah, Heet Shah, Kalp Patel, Priyal Pathak, Hetvee Shah, Divya Asnani and Khushi Parikh

SILVER MEDALS x 3 medals
- Hana Meher Sajid & Alicia Ann George from D4U studios, Bangalore in the Mini National Folklore Duet
- Anirudh Jiiva from Jiivanthara School of Dance, Bangalore in the Senior Solo National Folklore category  
- Sampada Shah & Neha Annie Biju from One Move, Bangalore in the Children Duet Hiphop division 

BRONZE MEDAL x 4 medals 
- Pratichi Kar from D4U, Bangalore in the Solo Children Folk Dance category 
- Avani Bipinkumar from BSPA, Bangalore in Junior Solo National folk Dance category 
- Rajath Venkatesh and Yugandhar Madhusudhana from I am You Studios, Bangalore in the Junior Duet/Trio Hiphop division
- Nisha BK from Jiivanthara School of Dance, Bangalore in the Senior Solo National Folklore category  

RUNNERS UP:
- Alicia Ann George from D4U studios, Bangalore emerged the 1st runner up at the Mini Hiphop Battle

4th POSITION: 
- Hana Mehr Sajid from D4U in the Mini Solo Hiphop and Street Category
- Parinit Yedekeri from Bhairava Dance Crew, Bangalore in the Children Solo Show Dance Category
- Neha Annie Biju, Sampada Shah, Ananya Purwar, Anoushka De, Navya Tyagi, Divyana Kharwal, Yazhini Vivekanandh, Sasha Makam, Pratheeksha Sabhu, Serah Tresa Alex, Sania Kumar, Meghana Gururaja Nittur, Sam Joseph Alex, Aanya Neeraj & Theertha Kiran Nairfrom One move, Bangalore in the Children Large Group Hiphop and Street Dance Category.

5th POSITION:
- Aadhya Manche from D4U Studio’s, Bangalore in the Mini Solo National Folklore category 
- Neha Annie Biju, Sampada Shah, Ananya Purwar, Anoushka De, Navya Tyagi, Divyana Kharwal, Yazhini Vivekanandh, Sasha Makam & Pratheeksha Sabhu from ONE MOVE in the Children Hip Hop Small Group Division 

6th POSITION: 
- Alicia Ann George from D4U Studio, Bangalore in the Mini Solo Hiphop and Street Dance Category.
- Meghan Singhal from One Move Crew, Bangalore in the Junior Solo hiphop category.
- Aagnika Ajaikumar from the Nimishamba School of Dance, Mysore in the Senior Solo National Folklore category

Stay tuned for the qualifiers for the next years event coming up....

Dance World Cup - India Qualifiers that is happening on the 14th & 15th of December 2019.

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