Congratulations to Gokturk and Asli Yurtyapan!

Their star continues to rise Nationally and Internationally!

Seattle chapter members Gokturk and Asli Yurtyapan have returned victorious from the April 2018 USA Dance National Championships, adding more notches on their impressive competition belts. 

Gokturk and Asli Yurtapan dancingGokturk and Asli’s placings at USA Dance Nationals were:

  • US Senior II Championship Standard National Champions (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • US Senior I Championship Ten Dance National Champions (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • US Senior II Championship Ten Dance National Champions (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • 2nd in Senior I Championship Latin and 3rd in Senior I Championship Standard

They will go on to represent the USA at the WDSF World Championships which is the official global member organization of the International Olympic Committee.

Last November in Fidenza, Italy, they made the record books as the first USA couple ever to make the finals in any WDSF World Senior Championship. They became 5th out of 44 couples in WDSF World Senior II 10-Dance.

As they prepare for their 6 World Championship events in 2018 as well as many other comps throughout the US, Canada and Europe, they will be doing a performance at the Briora Ballroom on Friday, May 4th where we will be celebrating their success and wishing them well as they represent our country in the coming months.

Author: usadanceseattle

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