Ottawa’s rising stars of ballroom dance, Oksana and Yuriy Shelkovyy, will represent Canada at one of the most prestigious dance competitions of the year: The World Professional 10 Dance Championship, where couples will compete in International Latin and Standard styles.
The event, which will be held in Salaberry‐de‐Valleyfield, Quebec from October 18-19, 2013, is one of the three most prestigious professional dance championships in the world. Competing dance partners, representing over 20 different countries,will flock to the small French-Canadian city to participate. Ottawa’s own Yuriy and Oksana will be one such partnership.
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield might seem like an unlikely place for such a large-scale event, but it has proven to be the perfect location. The World Dance Council and the organizing committee have strict criteria in terms of selection of the host city. Thus far, Valleyfield has surpassed organizer expectations. The city’s residents, including the mayor, have welcomed the event with warmth and enthusiasm.
Yuriy and Oksana are thrilled to be representing Canada at this prestigious competition. Between Yuri’s full-time job in the government sector and teaching at their busy dance studio, Dance With Us Ottawa, the couple still manages to devote several hours per day to training for the competition.
The husband and wife team will debut brand new costumes for the three-day event, which will take place at the spacious Salaberry arena. Thousands of spectators are expected to attend to watch the world’s best dancers in action. The World Dance Council (WDC) has selected a panel of 11 reputable adjudicators to judge the competition. With so many world-class dancers participating, they will have a tough job to do.
On October 18-19, all our eyes will be on Yuriy and Oksana as they will dance at their first World Professional Championship representing Canada. Luckily, they are no strangers to the pressure that accompanies these types of events. They have successfully competed in the most prestigious dance competitions across North America and Europe.
In 2013, Yuriy and Oksana were runners-up in the Falls Premier Ball Professional Ballroom and finalists in La Classique du Quebec Professional Ballroom and most recently they won professional completion in Cleveland.
The World 10 dance Professional Championships will provide yet another opportunity for them to strut their stuff on the world stage. Let’s wish them best of luck in their dancing journey!!!!
For more information, contact:
Oksana & Yuriy Shelkovyy
80-B, Jamie Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2E 6T6 (near Merivale and Hunt Club)
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