The curtain has been drawn on the 2014 Lombok International Dance Festival at Puri Mas Beach and Spa Resort Lombok to a roaring applause from everyone involved. Hundreds of international, as well as, national dance talents took part in the event, organized by Marcel De Rijk and Puri Mas Beach and Spa Resort Lombok.
This year’s competition took place at The Santosa Villas & Resort from June 21st to the 22nd, featuring WDO World Dance Championships in Artistic and Freestyle and IDA Open Latin and Ballroom Championships. The event also introduced exciting new categories like Solo Freestyle Dangdut and Solo Artistic Dance Latin, to name a few. Contestants in those new categories were competing for the first world championship. After a tough competition, presenting the best performance to win the championship crown, here’s the final result!
Lombok International Dance Festival is the brainchild of Marcel De Rijk, dance guru and owner of Puri Mas Beach and Spa Resort Lombok. De Rijk and Puri Mas Resort Lombok have been organizing the dance festival for nine years. Along the way the festival has helped several local talents gain valuable experience at international level.
Puri Mas Beach and Spa Resort Lombok has been at the center of Ballroom, Latin, and Salsa revival since it opened for business in 1987. The resort boasts several dance programs that include its own social initiative to provide youth in local community with opportunity to develop skill in dancing. In the program young talents will learn the skill and discipline to become professional dance performer under the tutelage of Puri Mas’ owner himself.
Today the family tradition is kept alive in Puri Mas Beach and Spa Resort Lombok. And it culminates in the annual Lombok International Dance Festival, which brings much joy to participants and the audience alike. Right after the closing of this year’s event everyone’s is already looking forward to more excitement at its 10th installment next year.