Rochdale News | News Headlines | Middleton World Dance Champions Mia Linnik-Holden and Andrei Toader have been crowned European U21 Ballroom Champions
Date published: April 20, 2022
Mia Linnik-Holden and Andrei Toader at Blackpool Dance Festival 2021
Middleton World Dance Champions Mia Linnik-Holden and Andrei Toader have been crowned European U21 Ballroom Champions.
The duo performed at the European Championships at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens over Easter weekend where they also received fourth place in the amateur ballroom category.
They said: “We would like to thank our family, team, coaches and sponsors for their support and commitment to us. And thank you to all our followers and fans who created the incredible atmosphere in which we played.
Mia and Andrei, from Romania, have continued to dominate the dance scene since rising through the youth ranks in 2018. They became world junior champions for the first time after their partnership began in May 2015, winning numerous titles in the Junior Ballroom and Latin ranks.
Last year they were crowned champions of the North of England Amateur Ballroom and the UK National Youth U21 Ballroom at the UK National Championships, which feature Britain’s best ballroom and dancing Latin over three days.
The couple also recently performed at a ‘Help Ukraine’ event, which they called an “absolute honor”.
The Help Ukraine fundraiser in south-east London has raised over £13,700 for the Ukrainian Dancers Fund, set up by the World Dance Competitors Commission.