Astana hosted the “Silk Way - Jibek Joly 2018” world dance festival

Astana hosted the “Silk Way - Jibek Joly 2018” world dance festival

Astana hosted the “Silk Way - Jibek Joly 2018” world dance festival. The best competitive ballroom dancers from the Silk Road countries gathered in Astana for the fifth time. One and a half thousand dancers representing Asia, Europe and the Middle East competed in the festival.  

SVETLANA TOREBEK, JUDGE:

-The festival is popular and well established. We can see that some really strong dancers are participating in this competition. It is a testimony of a growing popularity of this kind of dances in the world. It is not so easy to attract the world renowned dancers to the festival. The participants include finalists of the Blackpool Dance Festival and the World Champions.    

The festival program includes classic European dances and the vibrant Latin dances, such as the waltz, foxtrot, tango, samba, rumba and cha-cha-cha.

BLITZ SURVEY:ILYA VOLKOV, BELARUSIAN CONTESTANT:

There are worthy competitors at this festival. We really enjoy dancing when there is a great competition. We are very impressed and very happy to compete in this contest.

YASMIN VETROVA, KAZAKH CONTESTANT:

 - We’ve been dancing with Bakhtiyar for already a year. We were the winner of many competitions held in Pavlodar, Karaganda and Taraz. We joined this competition to win even more prizes.