Keep dancing! Couple remain British champs

January 31 2017

SONIA Repetto, originally from Italy but now a proud resident of Fishponds, together with Patrick Moreno, also from Bristol, successfully defended their title as British Latin American Dance Champions in the over-35 category.

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SONIA Repetto, originally from Italy but now a proud resident of Fishponds, together with Patrick Moreno, also from Bristol, successfully defended their title as British Latin American Dance Champions in the over-35 category. 

The championship was held in Blackpool last November the day before the Strictly Come Dancing show. Sonia and Patrick are also proudly flying the flag on the international scene, finishing third at the World Dance Championships in Paris, last December.

They have been dancing together since 2011, and fit in training around their busy schedules by hitting the dance floor at 7am every morning before going to work.  Their next big competition sees them representing Britain at the European Championship in Blackpool later this spring. 

Sonia said she is especially grateful to her “unofficial”  team doctor Dr Simon Atkins from the Fishponds Family Practice.

 “I managed to catch a serious bout of bronchitis just before the championship. I was probably overdoing it, but thanks to Simon I was on top form on the night, retaining our title in some style".

Sonia also teaches Beginners Ballroom and Latin Classes at the Kingswood Foundation and she and Patrick  offer private lessons, wedding dance choreography, and shows.

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