For the 15 times international dance sport tournament Stanislav Shkliar Cup were held in Dnepropetrovsk on 11-13 December 2015, in accordance with the decision of the Presidium of the World Dance Sport Federation (WDSF).
This year Ukraine was granted the honor of the World Dance Sport competitions in the European Cup 10 Dance and world level competitions WDSF World Open Standard and Latin. Also in the tournament were held competitions in more than 45 categories.
In a tournament of this level came to our city athletes, coaching teams and the judges of Israel, Russia, Romania, Hungary, Italy, Croatia, Estonia, Poland, Macedonia, Portugal, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Norway, Georgia, Czech Republic, France, Lithuania, Cyprus, Armenia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Slovakia, Germany, Albania, Belarus, Moldova, Japan and all over Ukraine, including Crimea. Different categories of competing world ranking international couples from more than 25 countries, just over 2,000 athletes.
Star couples, which are world ranking top 50 couples participated in the largest quantity, 6 pairs in Latin program and 4 pairs Standard program.
Venue of international competitions — Menorah Grand Hall, the only place in Dnepropetrovsk, which meets international standards WDSF for this tournament.
The official hotel for the judging panel — Menorah Hotel, for athletes and coaching teams — Hotel Dnepropetrovsk, gladly accepted all the guests of the event.
Every day for a holiday of sport and dance watched more than 1,200 spectators, athletes, fans and their relatives, day and evening divisions. In the opening ceremony was attended by prominent artists of Ukraine — Honored Artist of Ukraine, laureate of international competitions, soloist of the Kiev Municipal Theatre of Opera and Ballet Elena Grebenyuk, Academic folklore dance ensemble Slavutich led by Honored Artist of Ukraine Yuriy Duzenko. Tournament organizers had an opportunity to read the greetings from the Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine Ihor Zhdanov. The athletes also welcomed board member, director of the press center of Dnepropetrovsk Jewish community Rostovtsev Oleg, Deputy Mayor of City Council Olena Moloshna and President of dance sport in Europe Luis Vano.
Competition continued its charitable mission — this year, as always, had a chance to look at the holiday of music and dancing came children with disabilities and children from family children’s homes. During two days of demonstrations attended by Ukrainian paralympic team dancing in wheelchairs.
The greatest achievement of Ukraine in these competitions was taken 3rd place in the European Cup 10 dance by the athletes of dance club Harmony — Nikitchenko Andrey / Prikhodko Zlata, according to the rules WDSF they get now also the title of world class master of sports.
In Dnipropetrovsk Region Championships, held in the framework of the tournament, the first and the second places in various categories took representatives of Harmony Club.
Victory at all levels of dance sport representatives of our club show that despite all the turmoil in the country and difficulties in the organization of a world-class tournament, Dnepropetrovsk can be proud of, and it is now recognized by the world!
Conducting international tournament in Ukraine with the assistance of the state leadership demonstrates the European course of Ukraine, international standards and support towards culture and sports.
The organizer of the tournament,