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Round One Completed 05 September 2015 06:40

Chengdu, CHN - 5 September © Roland

The first round of the 2015 World Ten Dance has concluded at the Feilong Gymnasium. Despite the fact that it is still the early part of the afternoon session, the ranks in this state-of-the-art venue are filled to near capacity. The spectators dispensed their applause very genereously to all 32 couples. Eight of them will call it a day at this point. Check in the Live Results section to find out who. The remaining 24 will be called for round two Standard shortly.

We have started to upload the first videos to our YouTube channel and to this blog. Something which is not as straightforward as you might think, given that access to many of the social media is blocked from the People's Republic. Let's just say that it takes us a little longer to do our job, but it gets done in the end.

What A Moving Night 05 September 2015 04:28

Dujiangya, CHN

It truly was like on Oscar night in Chengdu when the 66 couples walked down the red carpet in  Dujiangya near Chengdu, CHN. Thousands of local DanceSport enthusiasts had lined up to welcome the dancers competing in the 2015 World Championships Ten Dance and Showdance. Even the backdrop to it all looked very much like the Grauman's Chinese Theater in Holywood.

In the short video you will certainly be able to appreciate the sensations of the dancers as they were met by such massive adolation.


am_mltSMpQE|Oscar Night | 2015 World Championships Chengdu

What A Night 05 September 2015 01:27

Chengdu, CHN - 4 September

What a night for the 132 dancers who take part in the 2015 World Championships Ten Dance and Showdance here in Chengdu, CHN! The hosts and organisers brought all of them to a scenic location by the Minjiang River in downtown Dujiangyan and had them walk the red carpet in front of an estimated crowd of 5,000. Our colleague Helmut Roland as well as an estimated 500 other photographers took pictures of the couples on their "Walk of Fame."

All of Helmut's photographs have been added to the gallery above.

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First Interviews Are Up 04 September 2015 15:53

2015 World Showdance STD

The first two interviews that we recorded during the rehearsal for the World Showdance Standard earlier today are up.

Several more are in the pipeline for a timely release tomorrow.

Below is the interview with Alessandro D'Amora - Maria Gorelik, ITA, ahead of the 2015 World Showdance STD in Chengdu, CHN, on 6 September. Another interview with Valentin Lusin - Renata Busheeva, GER, can be accessed in the video section above. Remember, you may comment on the videos or on any of the posts on this blog through you facebook account!

koAUIc0U9zA|2015 World Showdance STD | ITV w. D'Amora - Gorelik, ITA

2015 World Ten Dance | The Starting List 04 September 2015 14:03

Opening Ceremony Rehearsal

10

Jaak Vainomaa - Taina Savikurki

FIN

11

Jonas Alexander Pettersen - Helene Spilling

NOR

12

Edgaras Baltaragis - Indre Kucinskaite

LTU

13

Konstantin Gorodilov - Dominika Bergmannova

EST

14

Frank Zegels - Laura Jottay

NED

15

Francesco Esposito - Svetlana Kostenko

ITA

16

Christoph Holczik - Eva Fus

AUT

17

Mikhail Borobiev - Sonya Tsekanovsky

USA

18

Brodie Barden - Lana Skrgic- de Fonseka

AUS

19

Dawid Kaleta - Frida Steffensen

SWE

20

David Buechel - Flavia Landolfi

SUI

21

Adrian Esperon - Patricia Martinez

ESP

22

Viktor Szabo - Vanja Vujic

CRO

23

Armand Fazullin - Klaudia Iwanska

POL

24

Tomas Uvacek - Martina Reiterova

SVK

25

Sigurdur Mar Atlason - Jona Kristin Benediktsdottir

ISL

26

Alexis Bergeon - Johanna Rivier

FRA

27

Mikhail Koptev - Alexandra Atamantseva

RUS

28

Karlis Treijs - Anastasia Krivosheeva

LAT

29

Dumitru Doga - Sarah Ertmer

GER

30

Nikolaj Lund - Marta Kocik

DEN

31

Andrei Kitsun - Natallia Korsak

BLR

32

Daniil Ulanov - Kateryna Isakovych

UKR

33

Anton Belyayev - Antonaneta Popova

CAN

34

Bertalan Janos Hegyes - Violetta Kis

HUN

35

Mihai -Vlad Paraschiv - Diandra-Aniela Illes

ROU

36

Miha Vodicar - Nadiya Bychkova

SLO

37

David Odstrcil - Tara Bohak

CZE

38

Shahar Zismanovich - Marika Odikadze

ISR

39

Volodymyr Kerekesh - Mariana Menezes

POR

40

Kazuki Hachiya - Madoka Minakawa

JPN

41

Yee Tiong Eejohn Chang - Sze Yen Grace Chong

MAS

42

Man Ho Gordon Man - Lok Yiu Yobilia Tang

HKG

43

Ziang Xie - Miaoer Xu

CHN

Showdance Rehearsals 04 September 2015 10:37

21 September - Chengdu, CHN © Roland

The rehearsals for the 2015 World Showdance Latin and Standard are scheduled today at the Feilong Gymnasium in Chengdu, CHN. The members of the WDSF Communications team are privileged to take a first look at some of the routines that the 17 couples in Standard have prepared. Stunning performances and an incredible breadth of music ...

We can only recommed that you tune in on Sunday 6 September when all dancers will wear their costumes to make it an even more compelling show! We have already conducted interviews with two of the couples and will upload them shortly.

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