Philippine ballroom dance couple, Elena Lee and Gener Galang, won the first prize in the Masters 1 Level 3 in the Standard Ballroom category during the 2013 National Capital DanceSport Championship held on 28-30 June 2013 at the Australian Institute of Sports in Canberra, Australia.


Adjudged for their technical skills, interpretation of the characteristics of dance, choreography and style, posture and floor craft, Elena and Gener bested 24 other couples from around Australia in their category.

Prior to the competition proper, the participants attended the Pre-Championship Congress which featured lectures by former World Ballroom Champion, Luca Barrichi ; European 10 Dance Champion Annalisa Di Filipino; and UK Professional Rising Star, Latin American Champions and Australia’s Professional Latin American Champions, Joshua O’Keefe and Sara Magnanelli.

Celebrating its 21st year, the 2013 National Dancesport Championship was spearheaded by the Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing, the longest established society of dance teachers in Australia.