Yumiya Kubota and Rara Kubota, JPN, dance the first round Rumba at the 2014 World Ten Dance in Riga, LAT.
Nick Williams and Charmaine Chan, ENG, dance the first round Rumba at the 2014 World Ten Dance in Riga, LAT.
David Buechel and Flavia Landolfi, SUI, dance the first round Rumba at the 2014 World Ten Dance in Riga, LAT.
34 couples have travelled to the Latvian capital Riga to contest the world title in DanceSport's decathlon. The 2014 World Ten Dance will determine the successors to Bjoern Bitsch and Ashli Williamson, DEN, the couple that has dominated the discipline over the past three years but that focuses exclusively on Standard these days.
Last year in Vienna, AUT, Bjoern and Ashli prevailed only very narrowly over the runners-up Miha Vodičar – Nadiya Bychkova, SLO, after Rule 11 was invoked. Earlier this year - at the European Ten Dance in Cambrils, ESP - the Slovenians were edged out by Jaak Vainomaa – Taina Savikurki, FIN, in a tight fight for first.
This World Ten Dance will be the first one adjudicated with the Judging System 2.1. Rule 11 will no longer be needed to determine the champions.
The decisive stages of the 2014 World Ten Dance Adult will be available through WDSF broadcasters and through our on-demand service.
Shahar Zismanovich and Marika Odikadze, ISR, dance the first round Cha Cha Cha at the 2014 World Ten Dance in Riga, LAT.
Brodie Barden and Lana Skrgic- de Fonseka, AUS, dance the first round Cha Cha Cha at the 2014 World Ten Dance in Riga, LAT
Markus Hackl and Stefanie Krausz, AUT, dance the first round Samba at the 2014 World Ten Dance in Riga, LAT.
Anton Belyayev and Antoaneta Popova, CAN, dance the first round Samba at the 2014 World Ten Dance in Riga, LAT.
The organisers of the Latvian Open will provide you with a live and continuous feed from all events held at the Arena Riga. Today you will be able to follow nearly all rounds of the 2014 Worlds Ten Dance in Adult and Youth.
The early rounds are produced by the tiesraides team, tonight's decisive stages by the host broadcaster LTV. Please be advised that - due to rights restrictions - the semi-final and final of the Adult World will be blocked for viewing from outside of Latvia!
You will be able to enjoy these rounds either through the WDSF broadcast outlets in the different countries or through our one-demand service DanceSport Total Plus.
Before we start reporting on the first championships of what will be a long and intense weekend we bring a brief look back at what happened at the Crocus Expo on Sunday 26 October. The 2014 Professional Division Moscow Open Standard saw many of the couples in contention for the PD world title on the floor.
We will see many of them dance tomorrow in Nanjing, CHN. Coming up after Riga: "Live from Nanjing, CHN" ...
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