Austria Wins Again 24 November 2015 17:18

Vienna, AUT - 22 November © Roland

The last piece of music that played at the Multiversum in the late evening of Sunday 22 November was the Austrian national anthem. With the Vienna public standing tall and singing along, it honoured the new World Champions Showdance Standard in the Professional Division: Vadim Garbuzov - Kathrin Menzinger, AUT.

Cast as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey from "Fifty Shades" fame, the Austrians doubled up on the title won in Showdance Latin this June - also in Vienna - and kept their closest rivals Marco Camarlinghi - Martina Minasi, ITA, who were cast as the Emcee and Sally from Cabaret, in second place.

Seven other couples delighted the audience with their characters and performances too: a Mummy, Gomez and Morticia Addams, the Great Gatsby ... By the end of this week you will be able to watch the final free of charge through Vimeo. Stay tuned!

Vienna Emotions 24 November 2015 10:56

Vienna, AUT - 21 November © Egli

Two World Championships, two World Opens and an array of other competitions make the three days of top-level DanceSport at the Multiversum in Schwechat unforgettable for many. The participants as well as those who had the privilege to witness some or all of it have left Vienna with a bag of memories.

Swiss photographer Reinhard Egli, who is also the publisher of dance! magazine, sent us a collection of photographs he took of Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus during the World Latin. We have published them in the Photo Gallery.

More are still to come: Helmut Roland's "best of" collection with shots taken during the PD World Showdance Standard.

And let's not forget the Vimeo on Demand programme on the 2015 World Latin, the ultimate bag of memories as well as emotions!

The Sounds 22 November 2015 16:57

Casa musica

All music played during the decisive stages of major championships and other top-tier events under WDSF auspices is courtesy of the WDSF Music Partner Casa musica.

As we announced in August, WDSF makes information on the tracks played at these events available in music cue sheets and - where applicable - in the videos it publishes through YouTube and Vimeo.

WDSF has now added an "Audio Gallery" section to its website. It is still in Beta, has only been field tested yesterday, but looking at it should give you an idea where this is going. The tracks played at the WORLD Championship Latin from the round of 48 through the final are identified in this music cue list.

Extensive information on these tracks is provided already, audio samples of each track will get added in the foreseeable future. 

The Moves 22 November 2015 16:41

Vienna, AUT - 21 November © Roland

With what was uploaded over the course of today we reach a total of 91 video clips that were produced and added to the Video Gallery above. Virtually all couples that participated in the World Latin should be able to find themselves with one or even more clips covering one of the first three rounds. All this is provided to you free of charge through our YouTube channel DanceSport Total.

Only the semi-final and final are put behind a payment wall. To watch them in full length, with elaborate graphics, looks behind the scene and interviews, you will need to rent the two-hour programme through our on-demand service DanceSport Total Plus.

E-qEWOswCGg|Tsaturyan - Gudyno, RUS | 2015 World Latin R3 PD

The Sights 22 November 2015 14:50

Vienna, AUT - 21 November © Roland

We have just added another 150 photographs taken by Helmut Roland during yesterday's quarterfinal to the World Latin Photo Gallery. That brings the total to close to 500. Take the time and look through them: there are many truly exceptional shots to be found if you keep scrolling and adding to your lightbox.

Helmut is busy shooting the professionals and their World Showdance Standard today. There should be more great stuff going up shortly!

Pre-Order Yours Now! 22 November 2015 11:30

2015 World Latin | Vienna, AUT

One of the highest-quality finals ever danced will be available exclusively through our payment-based video-on-demand service on VIMEO. But it's not just the final, it's the semi- and quarterfinal too! Well over two hours of top-level DanceSport are offered at an all-inclusive price of US$ 3.75 for the 90-day streaming period.

Yes, we had to adjust our rates a little due to changes in the VIMEOS sales policy: from 1 December all sales will include the value added tax where such a tax is levied. Depending on the country of purchase, that could be as little as 5% or as much as 30%.

The 90-minute programme in HD comes with full graphics but without commentary. It is made up of four parts: the full-length semi-final, interviews with the finalists, the full-length final and interviews with the medallists. A 45-minute "bonus video" covers the quarterfinal. Pre-order yours here!

Born To Win 22 November 2015 10:51

Gabriele Goffredo - Anna Matus, MDA © Roland

We mentioned it after his GrandSlam victory in Hong Kong this June, Gabriele Goffredo's life motto is "Nato per Vincere." After last night it could take on an even more career-related meaning, but Gabriele insists that it applies to much more than just sports, results or similar.

On the WDSF Facebook page we have published an album with more photos taken by Helmut Roland right after Gabriele and Anna were declared Champions last night. View it here!

Gabriele's favourite football team, Juventus Turin, won against AC Milan in the Italian A Series last night too. Born ton win!

Good Mummy To You 22 November 2015 10:00


It's the morning after a World Championship that will long be remembered for the drama produced during the final and, even more so, for the outstanding quality of the six couples dancing in it. You, too, will be able to enjoy it through the Vimeo on Demand programme that WDSF releases by Saturday 28 November. Pre-order here!

It is also the morning of the second World Championship taking place in Vienna as part of the traditional Austrian Open. Tonight we will see the professionals contesting the world title in Showdance Standard. All participating couples are already at the Multiversum venue for their last rehearsal. Among them mummies and yet another Ana Steele and Christian Grey ...

And here is the first-round Cha Cha Cha by the new and flamboyant World Champions Latin. We will shortly upload more clips from yesterday, stay tuned!

1v_BQ3amW9g|Goffredo - Matus, MDA | 2015 World Latin R1 C


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