Dancesport aces give again in pandemic


The ladies who helped harvest 10 of 13 gold medals for the Philippines within the final Southeast Asian (SEA) Video games are ensuring they share their expertise.

Mary Pleasure Renigen, Anna Nualla and Pearl Marie Caneda bared their advocacies to make sure the way forward for dancesport within the nation throughout a latest net collection by the Philippine Sports activities Fee.

They’re all busy getting ready for the SEA Video games slated in November in Vietnam, hoping to comply with up on the nation’s smashing success two years in the past. “I train social dance, ball room and zumba,” Renigen advised the Inquirer in a separate interview. “Earlier than the pandemic struck, we even have lessons for teams of senior residents.”

She and accomplice Mark Jayson Gayon, champs in fox trot and waltz (commonplace dance), put up their very own membership, Staff 116 in Makati.

Love for dancing

However as a result of most actions are restricted since final yr, Renigen will get by doing on-line promoting of luggage. “That helps as a sideline whereas we’re out of labor and instructing lessons.”

Caneda and Wilbert Aunzo—who dominated the Latin American cha-cha, rumba and samba—train the fundamentals of the game of their hometown Cebu Metropolis. “We wish these children to expertise and develop love for dancing,” mentioned Caneda who like Aunzo have been merchandise of the town’s grassroots dancesport program a number of years in the past.

Nualla and Sean Aranar, who gained golds in commonplace tango, Viennese waltz and 5 dance, didn’t have common instructing chores.

As a substitute, they opened a meals enterprise named Wholesome Urge for food which, because the identify implies, primarily promotes good dwelling and serves “diabetic-friendly” dishes. The nation dominated the game two years in the past in New Clark Metropolis. Their efficiency helped put the game within the public eyes however the momentum was halted by the worldwide well being disaster. INQ

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