Saarinen Sebastian - Lackman Laura, FIN, dance the first round Samba at the 2013 WDSF European DanceSport Championship in Krasnodar, RUS, on 6 April.
Goffredo Gabriele - Matus Anna, MDA, dance the first round Samba at the 2013 WDSF European DanceSport Championship in Krasnodar, RUS, on 6 April.
Between rounds, videos recorded by our colleague Ferran Castañer are posted here too. In due time, and prior to the start of Round 2, another player gets embedded to make it the first post again.
59 couples representing 33 WDSF National Member Bodies compete in the 2013 European DanceSport Championship Latin in Krasnodar, RUS, on 6 April.
There is a continuous live feed produced by TV START Productions coming out of the Basket Hall in Krasnodar. The webcast is courtesy of the WDSF Member Body for Russia, the Russian DanceSport Union. WDSF Communications thanks RDSU for allowing that the webcast is embedded on this blog.
Non-stop DanceSport from now until the end of the afternoon session at 16:00 CEST (UTC/GMT - 2 hours). From 18:20 through 20:28 CEST you will be able to watch the semi-final and final on the WDSF YouTube channel DanceSport Total. And throughout the afternoon our team will upload individual videos to the channel as well. Enjoy!
Helmut Roland interviewed two of the couples that danced the GrandSlam Latin in Cambrils, ESP, last weekend. His question takes up on the fact that with the 2013 GrandSlam Series being produced for television, the positioning of the couples on the floor and relative to the cameras has become a matter of utmost importance. This applies particularly to Latin where there is less movement and evolution throughout the dances.
Adjudicators and cameras were set up on the “B” side of the floor in Cambrils whereas the bulk of the spectators sat opposite on what was – without any doubt – the “A” side. During the first two solo dances in the final, all couples favoured the A side by performing towards the cheering public there – and by turning their backs on the Adjudicators as well as the cameras.
We just checked up on the progress that the organisers of the WDSF World DanceSport Games 2013 Kaohsiung have made with the design of their website and we came across some photos of Andrey and Anna in an artful composite in one of the banners.
"Do your dance in Kaohsiung," the title reads in Chinese calligraphy. The official slogan for the DanceSport Games (16 to 20 September) is certainly appropriate on a day like today as well. This goes for all 60 couples competing in the European Latin: Do Your Dance in Krasnodar!
USA Dance, the WDSF Member Body for the United States of America, has a live feed of the 2013 National Championships in Los Angeles produced by Paradigm Digital and made available from its website www.usadance.org.
The webcast starts at 02:00 UTC/GMT. Don't miss it!
Interview partners are hard to come by at this time of the day. Particularly so, if quite a few of them are still looking for their lugagge that didn't quite keep up with their air travel to the final destination. However, Helmut Roland found and interviewed Marius-Andrei Balan - Nina Bezzubova, GER, ahead of the 2013 European Championship Latin in Krasnodar, RUS. Their luggage made it!
Helmut Roland interviews Aniello Langella and Khrystyna Moshenska, ITA, ahead of the 2013 European Championship Latin in Krasnodar, RUS.
It has been pointed out to us that as of a few weeks ago many of the videos that you are watching through our YouTube channel DanceSport Total carry AdSense advertising for the Church of Scientology. When we activated our AdSense account for the channel - and we had to simply to generate some income to offset the ever increasing costs of production - we stipulated very clearly that this type of advertising would not be acceptable to us ... How these ads make into our videos despite of that we don't know. But we'll make sure that it stops. For the time being, don't click on anything, run! Scientology is a dangerous cult!
WDSF Communications team member Ferran Castañer has arrived at the Intourist - Krasnodar Hotel where most of the participants in the 2013 European Latin will stay through Sunday. First thing he did was take out his iPhone 5 and take a picture for you to get an idea of the premises.
Just like at any other family gathering, there are a few people to be embraced and stories to be exchanged before settling down and going about business.
USA Dance, the WDSF Member Body for the United States of America, will have a live feed of the 2013 National Championships in Los Angeles produced by Paradigm Digital and made available from its website www.usadance.org on 5, 6 and 7 April.
The webcasts start at 19:00 Pacific Time (UTC/GMT - 7 hours) on all three days. WDSF Communications will continue to remind you of the schedules over the coming days and - provided it can be arranged - embed a player on this website too. For the moment, here is the promo for the Nationals taking place at JW Marriott in L.A.