Dec 10, 2017


The Three Winners at the 3rd IDO World Gala

Tap Dancer, Alexsander Ostanin from Ukraine was crowned the best of the very best in IDO for 2017. Alexsander won the Bill Fowler Cup together with a monetary award of 4,000 euros at the IDO World Gala, held last night at the Hotel Ossa Congress and Spa in Poland.

The Gala, organised in memory of IDO Lifetime Honorary President, Bill Fowler, saw the attendance of IDO President Michael Wendt, IDO Senior Vice-President Dr Velibor Srdic, IDO Presidium members, the Polish Dance Federation as well as many distinguished guests from the business sector. The Gala itself brought together IDO 2016 World Champions, all of whom brought dance excellence to this international stage. All nominees, competed for the over 15,000€ monetary prizes available and the entries were adjudicated by VIP Adjudicators.

The 3rd IDO Gala was spearheaded by IDO Vice-President and Sports Director, Fiona Johnson Kocjancic, who at the World Gala said:

‘It is my greatest pleasure to see this special project IDO Gala World Event which saw such a spectacular start in 2015. The aim is to make the event better every year, even a lot of obstacles are set down the road every year, but with great organization and help from the Organizers, dancers and their coaches, we succeed! I hope that this energy will last for the future.

I am also proud that this Gala was dedicated in the memory of a great person and a remarkable mentor, Bill Fowler. I am very confident he is very proud of the work we have done, as he was you one of the biggest supporters of this project for the dancers.'

The second prize and winner of 3,000 euros was awarded to Serena Masa and Simone Sanfilippo Tabo from Italy, whilst the Slovenian National Team won the third prize with a monetary prize of 2,000 euros.

The IDO wishes to thank all the nominees to have made an outstanding contribution to IDO, not only at last nights Gala but also thoughout the years in the respective disciplines.

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Alexsander Ostanin from Ukraine - Winner of the Bill Fowler Cup
Serena Masa and Simone SanFilippo Tabo from Itaaly - 2nd Place
Slovenian National Team - 3rd Place