Soul Association, an urban-themed dance academy in Albufeira, won the podium in a competition in Italy, competing with over 700 young people. They are now also ready to head to Prague next November. The Municipality recognized the importance and merit of this dance academy at a ceremony held at the Noble Hall.
«We have our young men qualified for the Finals of two renowned European dance competitions, and we are proud and honored; first is an honor for young people, then for the Association, for Albufeira and the Algarve », said the Mayor of Albufeira, José Carlos Rolo, at the reception ceremony last week at the Noble Room, in recognition of the place achieved. at the “Vive tu Sueno” competition in Italy.
Soul Association, started its activity in 2003, in Albufeira, in the area of hip hop dance and has been growing and developing projects with children and young people of this county. With over 100 young people and children between the ages of 10 and 18, this year Soul competed for two contest-format dance projects, “Live Your Dream” and “Art without Borders,” aimed at refine soils, duos and groups for European competitions.
In both competitions, Soul reached the first prize, which resulted in the qualification for the European final. So, the group of 19 Soul members went from the “Live Your Dream” contest to the final in Rome in the second half of July and these and six other elements are already guaranteed in the “Art without Borders” in solos and duos, taking place in Prague next November.
“Without the support of the Municipality we would not have been able to go to these competitions, so we are very pleased and grateful; Moreover, they were splendid days, as we had fun exchanging contacts and were in the company of some parents who accompanied us; We had with us a firefighter, a psychologist, a travel agent, truly fantastic parents, ”said Marina Duarte, who was accompanied in this tribute by the students and Professor. Adilson Duarte.
“Being such a small and representative country, we can only witness that we are hardworking and dedicated to our causes and dreams; For our part, we will do everything to continue to support the associative movement of this land ”, stressed the mayor, José Carlos Rolo.