Professional ballroom dancers Yuriy and Oksana Shelkovyy represented Canada at yet another prestigious ballroom dance competition. Just one month after competing in the much-anticipated World 10 Professional Dance Championship in Valleyfield, Quebec, the couplerepresented Canada at the Weltmeisterschaft Der Professionals in Germany.
The competition took place on Nov. 16th at the elegant Maritim Hotel Bonn. The distinguished Feedback Dancing Band accompanied, as the world’s top couples in the standard styles lit up the dance floor. The competition was televised across Europe and viewed by thousands. Yuriy and Oksana were excited to debut brand new costumes for the highly publicized event.
Yuriy and Oksana are no strangers to the world of competitive ballroom dance. They have competed in the most important competitions across North America and already hold several impressive titles. In 2013, the husband and wife team were runners-up in the Falls Premier Ball Professional Ballroom and finalists in La Classique du Quebec Professional Ballroom.
They are devoted to constantly improving their skills as dancers and instructors. Competitions, such as the Weltmeisterschaft, are a great opportunity for the couple to push the limits of their abilities and make their mark on the world stage. They felt honoured to be able to represent Canada while doing what they love most.
Both Yuriy and Oksana have been dancing since childhood and have devoted countless hours to mastering their craft. When the hard-working couple is not training for competition, they can be found running their busy dance studio in Ottawa.
They opened Dance With Us Ottawa, which houses the largest dance floor in the city, with fellow pro ballroom dancer, Ilya Maletin, in 2010. Since then, hundreds of students have benefited from their expert instruction. Dance With Us offers private, group and children’s classes for all levels.
Great video below from 2013 World Professional Classic Showdance in Germany where Oksana and Yuriy Shelkovyy represented Canada one week ago. Unfortunately, this video doesn’t show the entire competition, but only final round, but you can still enjoy the event, venue, music, great costumes and very interesting show dances!