DANCE: Amateur Latin | PARTNERS SINCE: August 2014 | REPRESENT: Italy | PLACES OF BIRTH: Salvo: Paternò, Catania, Italy | Viktoriya: Sumy, Ukraine | BASED: Singapore.
ACHIEVEMENTS: Finalists, World Open Paris 2015; Finalists, Dutch Open 2015; Semi-Finalists, International Open Championships 2015; Semi-Finalists, UK Open Championships 2016.
FAVOURITE DANCE: Salvo: Jive | Viktoriya: Samba.
FAVOURITE COMPETITION/VENUE: Salvo: Blackpool Dance Festival | Viktoriya: Blackpool Dance Festival.
BEST MOMENT OF YOUR CAREER: First time we dance the Semi-Final of the International Open.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A COMPETITION: We are training very hard in the gym to improve our stamina and doing a lot of finals simulation by dancing five dances in a row.
HOW TO RELAX AFTER A COMPETITION: It's not usual that we can relax after competition because we have to come back and work, but if we'll have possibility to have few days off, we will stay at our home and totally relax.
MOST RESPECTED OPPONENT COUPLE: All of final couples are very talented, powerful and individual and they give us the inspiration to improve our self is much as we can.
ADVICE FOR ANY YOUNG DANCER READING THIS: Practice hard, believe in your dream and never look back.
DANCE WORLD ICON/INSPIRATION: Salvo: My bigger inspiration and icon in my life are Slavik Kriklyvyy and Donnie Burns. | Viktoriya: I'm inspired by many dance couples; Donnie and Gaynor, Slavik and Karina, Paul Killick and Hanna Karttunen and of course Riccardo and Yulia.
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AWAY FROM DANCE
FAVOURITE SPORT AWAY FROM DANCE: Salvo: Football | Viktoriya: Gymnastics
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION: Salvo: Los Angeles | Viktoriya: Los Angeles
FAVOURITE FILM: Salvo: Batman Begins | Viktoriya: Leon Killer
FAVOURITE MUSIC ACT/ARTIST: Salvo: Gigi D'Alessio (Italian pop music) | Viktoriya: Beyonce
INTERESTING FACT: Salvo: Not many people know that I also play drums. | Viktoriya: When I was a kid I did gymnastics for 7 years.
TEACHING, LESSONS & BOOKINGS
Salvo & Viktoriya offer lessons and can be contacted via email here - email@example.com.
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