TAIPEI, TAIWAN--(Marketwired - Mar 4, 2016) - The 2016 Asian Dance Tour Taipei Open was held on the 28th of February at the Taipei Arena and was without a doubt hailed as a resounding success.

Originally organized by the Department of Sports, Taipei City Government and the Taiwan International Sport Dance Development Association, this year's competition blew away previously set records with a 21% increase of world class competitors compared to 2015, including more than 170 couples from 30 countries.

Ballroom and Latin dance are enjoying ever increasing popularity in Taiwan and this year's competition was no exception with no less than three local, Taiwanese couples dancing their way into the finals.

In addition to 48 globally ranked couples, this year's competition was graced by the participation of World Professional Ballroom Champions Mr. Arunas Bizokas & Ms. Katusha Demidova and World Professional Latin Champions Mr. Riccardo Cocchi & Ms. Yulia Zaguychenko from the United States.

With over USD $100,000 in prize money and official recognition by the World Dance Council (WDC) as a World Ranking Series level competition, the Taiwan competition attracts some of the best and brightest stars in Ballroom and Latin dance throughout Asia and the rest of the world.

Thanks to the generous support of the Department of Sports, Taipei City Government, Taiwan International Sport Dance Development Association and Taiwan's ever growing dance community, the organizer said it would continue striving with passion and sincerity to make each new event better than the last!

About Taiwan International Sport Dance Development Association

The association was founded in 2004. It organizes the international competition so Taiwanese competitors have more access to the world's top competitors and coaches.
The association is also promoting the popularity of ballroom dancing in Taiwan.

Contact Information:

Press Contact:

The Secretary of Taiwan International Sport Dance Development Association
Ms. Sharon Chen