Pinoy ballroom dancers win gold, silver at Asian DanceSport Games 2019 in Japan

The Philippine National Dancesport Team composed of Billy John Parcon and Norien Anne Palma, and Stephanie Sabalo and Angelo Marquez bagged 4 Asian Dancesport medals in Japan. Credits to Norrin Anne Palma.

Pinoy ballroom dancers raised the country’s flag in Japan, winning 2 golds and 2 silvers at the Asian Dancesport Games 2019.

The Philippine National Dancesport Team, composed of dance couple Angelo Marquez and Stephanie Sabalo and dance partners Billy John Parcon and Norien Anne Palma, reaped 4 medals in the competition held on July 7 at Takasaki.

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Angelo Marquez and Stephanie Sabalo won three medals – 2 gold for Jive and Pasodoble, and 1 silver for Chachacha.

Marquez and Sabalo competed fresh from their stint at the Star Cup Ritmo Danza Faenza in Italy where they finished at 37th place among 129 couples.

Meanwhile, Billy John Parcon and his dance partner Norien Anne Palma aced the Salsa dance category and won silver at the tilt organized by Japan Dancesport Federation.

The Pinoy ballroom dancers join the list of Filipino dancers making a mark around the world including UPeepz which recently won the Body Rock Dance Competition 2019 first runner-up title in California and multi-awarded Junior New System which continuously shines on World’s Got Talent in China.

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Atom Pornel is a tourism and broadcast journalism major who loves local art and heritage and is passionate about anything good news from the Philippines. Born from a Bicolano-Odionganon father and Waray mother, he has grown appreciation of our diversity as nation.