Kempinski Hotel Ajman to Host Crown Cup Dance Competition

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The Crown Cup Dance Competition, the first and only ballroom dance competition in the Middle East region, will be held for the third time at Kempinski Hotel Ajman from 12 – 13 February 2016.

Ajman, February 8, 2016 – Over the years, the ballroom dance competition has drawn dancers from all over the world to come to the beautiful United Arab Emirates. During the Crown Cup event, the couples will compete for the World ProAm SuperStars Championship title. Kempinski Ajman promises industry peers and spectators a once-in-a-lifetime experience throughout two exciting competition days.

Crown Cup competitions have been organised for the past six years in Europe, the UAE and Hong Kong. ProAm is a new type of ballroom dancing that started in the US and is stands for professional and amateur. As ever-popular TV shows like “Dancing with the Stars” have showcased, amateurs or student dancers dancing in pairs with professionals can learn dance techniques much more efficiently. Over the years, these couples have trained hard and now travel to countries all over the world to take part in ProAm competitions and compete among similar dancers,” explained Crown Cup Organiser Vyitis Duknauskas.

“In the competition, dancers will be divided into age- and dance-level categories to better determine the winners. World-class judges from the UK, the US, Hong Kong, Russia, Columbia, Ukraine, Latvia and Germany will officiate the competition. Every single year, the Crown Cup organisers are happy to see a big increase in dancers and this year, the organisers are expecting 30 amateurs to perform with professionals living in the UAE,” said Duknauskas. “More than 1,000 dance entries will be performed over two days in one of the biggest ballrooms in the Northern Emirates at Kempinski Hotel Ajman.”

Commenting on the success of previous years, Vyitis Duknauskas explained what people can expect from the 2016 Crown Cup, “The key names that the audience is looking forward to seeing are Justin Duknauskas and Anna Kovalova. The couple will be dancing their showcase of five Latin dances on the evening of 13 February and the audience will witness the first official show of this new couple. The second couple is Aleksandr Zhiratkov and Irina Novozhilova from Russia, world professional standard finalists that will be dancing their showcase of five ballroom dances on the evening of 13 February.”

“Both of the world-class dance couples are not competing during the Crown Cup, but will participate as star guests and will perform for all the spectators,” concluded Duknauskas.

Raluca Tuturman, director of sales at Kempinski Hotel Ajman, is in charge of organising the event from the hotel side and is looking forward to welcoming the Crown Cup team and the world-famous dancers again this year. She said, “We are honoured to be chosen for the third continuous year as the preferred host for such a large-scale event as the only ballroom dance competition in the Middle East. I wish all of the participants luck!”

About Kempinski:

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 78 five-star hotels in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski, while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.

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