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Singapore Open announced

Posted on August 15, 2014

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joanna-and-michael-Freedom To Dance – The 4th Singapore Open Dance Championship will be held on November 30, 2014 at Suntac Singapore international Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Last year’s championship drew nearly 600 competitors and judges from 24 countries. Organisers John and Josephine hope to elevate the quality of competitive ballroom in Singapore by highlighting professional dancing. Two World Champion couples will perform: seven-time British Professional Latin champions Michael Malitowski and Joanna Leunis (pictured) and six-time World Professional Showdance champions Massimo Giorgianni and Alessia Manfredini.

The Singapore Open is organised by John and Josephine Creative Dance. For more information, see their website


Photograph: Ron Self



Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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