SEAG dancesports gold medalists eyeing another training camp in Europe

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SOUTHEAST Asian Games Filipino dancesports gold winners will undergo a one-month European training camp in February for their preparation for this year’s World Dancesports Federation (WDSF) World Championship Standard Adult competition in Nov. 21 in Vienna, Austria.

Sean Aranar, winner of last SEA Games dancesports gold medal in the Viennese waltz, tango and the five dance mixed events together with partner Ana Nualla, said they are considering to train in Lithuania, Germany or in Italy.

“We are still finalizing our training camp in Europe and we’re considering Lithuania, Germany or Italy as our training camp venue. We want to compete in different dancesports events also while we’re there,” said Aranar, who is also eyeing to improve their 103rd in the world ranking among 300 couples.

“That European training camp will serve as our preparation for the World Championship.”

Aranar added that they will go to Europe to train again just what they did last year prior to the start of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games competition when they trained in Lithuania under coach Donatas Vezelis and Lina Chatkeviciute.

Besides Aranar and Nualla, SEA Games gold winner in single dance pasadoble and Latin dance events Michael Angelo Marquez and Stephanie Sabalo will also join them in the training camp in Europe.

The Philippine Dancesports team, formed by the Dancesports Council of the Philippines Inc. (DSCPI) headed by President Becky Garcia, collected 10 gold medals in the last Southeast Asian Games in Angeles, Pampanga.

After ruling the SEA Games, Aranar and Nualla captured the Amateur Standard A open gold in the Giai Vo Dich KVTT T&T DanceSport Cup Invitational Open competition in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam last December 22. Marquez and Sabalo also bagged the gold in the Latin A event.

Other dancesports SEA Games gold medalists were Aunzo Wilbert and Pearl Marie Cañeda and Mark Gayon and Joy Renigen.