Eldar Dzhafarov and Anna Sazhina, are professional ballroom dancers and dance instructors. Being established in the fields of ballroom dance sport since 2004, they also have been teaching and coaching competitive couples and solo performers for years. They are winners, finalists and semi-finalists of many international and local championships and tournaments. Winners of 2008 World Amateur Ballroom in France - Paris, winners of 2009 World
Amateur 10 Dance in Hong Kong, winners of 2008 World Amateur Classic Show Dance In Italy. Competing in professional field since 2010 they became undefeated WDC European and World 10 Dance Champions. From 2013 they’ve concentrated more on international Ballroom style and successfully performed in professional semifinals at all 3 major events in England: UK Championships, International Championships and Blackpool Dance Festival. Semifinalists of Professional Ballroom WDC World championships and 3 times WDC European Professional ballroom bronze champions. Along with all competition results, we are the founders of the Professional Dance Federation in Azerbaijan since 2011 (AzDC- Azerbaijan Dance Council). As well recently together with Olga Krasnyanskaya we
established company in Russia SRDS ( Smooth & Rhythm Dance Style) that helps to promote, develop and popularize American Style over in Russia and Europe.
Eldar Dzhafarov is originally from Russia, but has an Azerbaijan background from a father’s side. Started to dance when he was twelve under the guide of Russian couches. By the same time he was going to the music school and
was very successful also there. So, at the age of 15 it was a time for making a decision which way to go. More than that he finished the school and passed successfully entrance exams to the International University of Economics and Law in Tymen (Siberia). He won five times Ural and Siberia championships as junior and youth and made two times final in Russian national championship. Finally he’ve decided that dancing was what he would like to do professionally in the life and moved to Italy to study ballroom under the guidance of Caterina Arzenton, World Professional Ballroom champion, and Jerry Abrate, 10 times Italian champion in Latin-American dancers. After half a year dancing together through hard practice and coacher’s help we made final in most prestigious dancing event Blackpool, England. We made a big surprise to all dance world and we were the first couple ever from Azerbaijan to make final in most important dancing competition. From March 2004 until now we represent a very young, not well developed in the world of dance, country Azerbaijan.
⁃ World WDC AL ballroom, 10 dance and classic show dance champions.
⁃ WDC World and European Professional 10 dance champions.
- WDC World Professional Classic show dance champions.
⁃ 3 times WDC Professional bronze champions in Ballroom style.
⁃ Participants of a BBC TV show “Eurovision Dance Contest” in Glasgow 2008.
⁃ Founders of a professional WDC organization in Azerbaijan AzDC in 2011.
⁃ In cooperation with Olga Krasnyanskaya, Founders of a SRDS Co. In Russia
⁃ 2 times Pro Am Blackpool Smooth champion with Olga Krasnyanskaya
⁃ Under a training guidance a coach of a World, Blackpool, UK and International under 21 and Rising stars winners and Russian national championship in Smooth Professional champions.