While the Standard couples danced their shoes off in their 2012 World Championship downunder, two other Worlds took place in Europe. WDSF Communications received photographs from the World Senior I Latin in Rouen, FRA, and a report by Verena Sulek about the WDSF PD World Ten Dance in Milan, ITA.
Below are some of the finalist pictures that Marius Mutin sent from Rouen. Another three can be found in the Gallery.
The participation of 19 couples from 9 countries was quite encouraging for PD Ten Dance championships. The Championship was held in the Sheraton Hotel at the Milano Airport. It took quite a lot of time and energy for the PD Sports Director Joachim Llambi and for me to resolve misunderstandings regarding the obligations of the organisers of PD World Championships towards the participating couples during the past week . However, at the end of the day the Championship was well organised by a team of six Italian professionals (Valloni Alberto & Corbetta Sonia, Gioncada Antonio & Zone Roberta, Fogli Mauro & Dal Zotto Arianna) working together jointly, and the atmosphere in the hall was really great. Sutu OK was featuring as adjudicator while I was asked to represent PD in participating together with the FIDS President at the opening ceremony and at the prize presentation.
1st Luca Bussoletti and Tjasa Vulic, Slovenia
2nd Salvatore Caruso and Concetta Cultrera, Italy
3rd Pavel Alekseevsky and Ekaterina Zhupleva, Russia
4th Artsiom Kazyra and Anastasia Veslova, Belarus
5th Misa Cigoj and Nika Bagon, Slovenia
6th Michal and Susanne Stukan, Germany
Last but certainly not least, photographer Vytautas Kielaitis sent three photographs of the World Open Latin and the Youth Opens Standard and Latin in Vilnius, LTU. Here they are ...