Our 1st Cloud9 Zouk Championship is now out in the universe! ✨🥳🏆💃🕺
✨✨ Create ~ Shine ~ Love ✨✨
This is a memo that represents what this championship is all about. ❣️
We'd love to Congratulate all of the participants in this year's Cloud9 Championship. You are all WINNERS 🥳💃🕺🏆
Our aim and intention for this competition idea at the start was to help to take our scene to the next level, in an exciting and fun & encouraging way and we think we are on the right path✨🥳💃🕺🔝
Although there were a smaller than anticipated number of competitors taking up the challenge in this year, that does not take away from their achievement🌟👏 , and we believe that this competition idea can add something special to our scene and help it to keep growing to the next level. 🥳
What is different about the Cloud9 Zouk Championship:
❣️This is a Strictly competition where you dance with a partner that you enjoy dancing and feel connected with. It creates the space & opportunity, or extra motivation/inspiration, to practice and improve with your respective partner or partners over time.
❣️You will be a united little team with your partner on the day, whether you've trained in the leadup or just danced earlier in the weekend and felt a connection, and feel supported by your audience of dance friends, who are encouraging and cheering on all the competitors.
❣️All Finalists will receive a few words of personalised feedback on their performance from our panel of judges, and get to see their ranking. this will be privately distributed and is a little bonus for our dancers to receive these invaluable comments, thanks to the extra time & effort, care and attention of our judges.
So, again, a thank you and congratulations to all who entered or participated this year and Now without further ado....
This year's championship results are:
🏆1st Place Zouk Championship with Showcase + Freestyle :
Izzy & Steve from Melbourne | Prize $500 cash + 1hr shared private with Nina & Matheus + Trophy
🥈2nd place Zouk Championship with Showcase + Freestyle :
Jiten & Riana form Perth | Prize $200 Cash + 1hr shared private with Nina & Matheus + Trophy
🥉3rd Place Zouk Championship with Showcase + Freestyle :
Matthew & Tayler from Sydney | Prize medallion + gift
Open Freestyle Strictly Competition :
🏆1st Place Strictly Zouk freestyle :
Jason & Rhi from Canberra & Melbourne | Prize Full Pass Tickets to Casa Do Zouk 2023 + Trophy
🥈2nd Place Strictly Zouk freestyle :
Lachlan Fraser & @Sara Cole from Brisbane | Prize Full Pass tickets to Brisbane Zouk Festival 2023 + Medallion
🥉3rd Place Strictly Zouk freestyle :
Jake Selzer & Ramona Packham from Brisbane and Sunshine Coast | Prize Medallion plus Gift
We will contact you shortly and send you your results including personalised feedback comments from our judges. 🤗
Our huge THANK YOU to all competitors again for taking up the challenge, as well as to our Judges for putting their hands up to be involved and for their time, care and energy.
Our extra special gratitude and acknowledgement of Kylie Roots (our Head Judge & Competitions Manager) - her experience and organisation was invaluable, especially with this being our first time trying to add this concept. We appreciate her guidance as well as flexibility and ideas to make things flow smoothly. 🙏🌹
A shout out as well to our MC Grevo and DJ Alexy for adding that extra special vibe to the proceedings.
& Finally, to all the dancers who stayed behind after workshops and were there to encourage and cheer for our competitors, it was awesome to have your energy and made the experience all the more enjoyable for everyone!
We couldn't bring these new ideas and make it happen without the support of ALL & each of you! ✨🙏🤗🤗💖
Stay tuned everyone for next year's Cloud9 Zouk Championship details, date and amazing prizes! 🥳🤩😍🏆🥉🥈