It's the start of the Dance World Cup 2018 in Barcelona tomorrow! The opening ceremony starts at 6pm tomorrow and the final The big final is on Saturday 20th June. You can watch the dance action live from home thanks to Club Wow. We were excited to hear that lots of you guys (our gorgeous dancer customers) are once again competing in the Dance World Cup. We can't wait to see what kind of results you bring home!
Here's a taster of what happens on stage at the DWC
Here's the full list of who's competing this year:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- Northern Ireland
- Republic of Ireland
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- United States
This video is a few year's old but we still love it!
What Else Is Happening At The Dance World Cup 2018?
You can book onto masterclasses at Sitges in Spain when you get there. The classes run from the Saturday to the Wednesday and are for both dance students and teachers.
How Did the Dance World Cup Start?
The history of the Dance World Cup has grown and changed repeatedly over the years. The name of "The Dance World Cup" was created in 2009 when Sohn joined forces with John Grimshaw. The Dance World Cup was originally started by a German dancer called Korinna Sohn who'd heard of an England nationals only dance competition that was held in London. She wanted the same opportunity for dancers of other nationalities so founded the first German Dance Competition in 1983. It's since evolved to be hosted in lots of different countries with dancers from all backgrounds competing. In 2015, Bucharest's participants hit a staggering heigh of 2,800!
Who Won the Dance World Cup 2017?
Germany & Portugal did really well last year, bringing home multiple gold positions! Here's a list we've put together so you can see which countries came out top with gold in different heats on 1st July in the DWC last year.