The Goa team coached by Martin and Flossy D’Costa of the Dance Illusions, Vasco won laurels at the 2nd India Open Latin and Standard Ballroom Dancesports Championship 2018, Mumbai organised by Indian Dancesport Council at Mumbai recently.
Team Goa won a total of 9 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze medal in the competition against teams from across India and abroad.
Nelson Menezes and Sarafaye Mascarenhas bagged 2 gold medals for novice 1 and novice 2 categories; Hezekiah Figueiredo and Sian D’Souza bagged gold medals for junior II (U-16) samba and 2 silver medals for junior II Cha Cha Cha and Jive. Dhanraj Shravan and Maeve Fernandes won 2 gold for adult beginners in jive and samba, and also silver for adult beginners in Cha Cha Cha.
Agnelo D’Souza and Ivanna Gomes bagged 2 gold medals for standard ballroom beginners in waltz and quickstep, while Manoj Gupta and Abhinaya Kumar bagged 2 gold for adult debutant Rumba and Salsa.
Maverick D’Costa and Lakiesha Motafaram bagged a bronze medal for Junior I (U-12) Cha Cha Cha.
Freddy Coutinho and Mossy Gonsalves made it to the top 5 in the adult Latin beginners jive, while Duane Dias and Eden Lemos also made it to top 5 in the junior II (U-16) jive.