It’s almost time for La Classique du Québec -- the most prestigious dance championship in Canada! From February 13 to February 16 the crème de la crème of talented dancers from all over the world will take to the floor at the Hotel Bonaventure in downtown Montreal. Whether you come to dance or to spectate, this is an event you do not want to miss. If you’re participating, don’t forget to order your shoes as soon as possible to ensure you receive them in time!
A World Dance Council (WDC) ranking event, La Classique is open to professionals, amateurs, pro-am, seniors, and juniors in both International and American Styles. Dancers may also compete as same-sex couples.
As always, there is an incredible Pro show on Thursday night. This year’s performance stars Ferdinando Iannaccone & Yulia Musikhina! Both Ferdinando and Yulia discovered a passion for dancing at a young age. Yulia was born in Russia and began dancing at the age of 10 for pleasure. She began competing in Latin in 2003. Ferdinando is originally from Italy and together he and Yulia dance for England.
Yulia and Ferdinando began dancing together in 2006, when Yulia moved to Bologna, Italy. They began competing as Youth for Italy. Now dancing for England, Yulia & Ferdinando are 3 times Blackpool Amateur Latin Champions, 4 times USA Amateur Latin Champions, UK & International Champions. In October 2019, the couple made a professional announcement at the International Championships in the Royal Albert Hall: they were turning professional. Watch the announcement and their honour dance here:
Prepare for an amazing show.
Naturally, iLoveDanceShoes will be there to share in the excitement. There’s no way we’d miss this. We’ll be there with a booth throughout the entire competition, ready to answer your questions...and with an array of the most stylish and comfortable dance shoes for you try on. We’ll see you there!
(...is it February yet???)