Ballroom dancing contest will start Thursday

Dancesport photo Scenes from a prior dance competition

Ballroom dancing is making a debut at the San José Palacio Friday through Sunday. The event is the Costa Rican Dancesport Competition, which will have international competitors.

Participating will be some of those who participated in “Dancing with the Stars,” the U.S. television show, according to an announcement.

This is the third year for the event. Friday and Saturday will be for semifinals, and the finals are Sunday. Dance couples compete in American smooth, American rhythm, international standard, international Latin, quick step and salsa.

The organizer of the event is David Martínez, a well-known Costa Rica dance school owner. He has danced in theatrical productions and in similar competitions.

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