Mia Linnik-Holden and Andrei Toader named U19 Open Ballroom Champions

Date published: 12 November 2019

Middleton ballroom sensations Mia Linnik-Holden and Andrei Toader have danced their way to the top, after winning the U19 Dutch Open Ballroom Championship in Assen, the Netherlands, on Friday 8 November.

Mia, 16, and Andrei, 17, landed the winning spot, defeating 48 couples from England, Iceland, Ukraine, Russia, the United States and Poland to be named the champions.

They completed a waltz, tango, Viennese waltz, slowfox, and quickstep, placing three points ahead of their nearest competitors to win the title.

The duo also placed sixth in the U21 ballroom on Sunday (10 November) – the highest couple from England – and 15th in amateur ballroom on Friday, the fourth highest ranking couple from England.

The teenagers became junior world champions after their partnership began in May 2015, racking up numerous titles in the junior ballroom and Latin ranks.

Mia began dancing at the age of six after asking her parents for lessons, and Andrei, who is originally from Romania, started dancing at the age of three.

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