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Sanya Dancesport Open comes off with ease and verve

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-07-10


Children dance in the competition of the Sanya Dancesport Open. [Photo/Sanya Daily]

Over 2,100 slammer jammers from around the country gathered in Sanya of Hainan province on July 8 for the 2018 Sanya Dancesport Open.

The dancers came from more than 40 cities and regions including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Kunming. Their ages spanned from less than three years old to 72 years old, which enriched the ornamental value of the competition.

Sponsored by the Sanya culture, radio, television, publication and sports bureau, the Sanya Dancesport Open applies the new mode integrating sports and tourism.


Professional adult dancers in competition [Photo/Sanya Daily]

According to Han Jianping, deputy director of the bureau, dancesport is a competitive event combining sports and art. After years of development, the open tournament has become a name card showcasing Sanya's fitness-for-all program. The integration mode of sports added to tourism has also become a new consumption hotspot and is increasingly popular with global consumers. In the future, the mode will be upgraded and the sports economy will be vigorously developed with culture and tourism encompassed.    

The Sanya Dancesport Open founded in 2009 has become a large-scale local fitness-for-all sport event. Every July, Sanya sees large numbers of students, amateur and professional dancers, and people from all walks of life coming to the city to participate in the gala.


A group of children competing in the Sanya Dancesport Open [Photo by Liu Liping/hinews.cn]