2013 European Latin Formation

The European Champs Are ... 18/05/2013

Klaipeda Zuvedra, LTU © Roland"La grande dame" of the Lithuanian Formation DanceSport, Skaiste Idzeleviciene, can finally put all her worries aside. One of her Zuvedra teams managed to take advantage of the home field advantage and won the title ahead of Vera Tiumen, RUS, and Grün-Gold-Club Bremen, GER.

To say that it was against all odds - or a surprise win for that matter - does not do much justice to what certainly is one of the longer standing traditions that the home team (almost) always wins.

Final Standing


1. Klaipeda Zuvedra 1, LTU

2. Vera Tiumen, RUS

3. Grün Gold Bremen, GER

4. Aachen/Düsseldorf, GER

5. HSV Zwölfaxing, AUT

6. Schwarz Gold Wien, AUT


Klapeida University Zuvedra 1 © Roland

Zuvedra 2 | 2013 European Latin Formation R1 18/05/2013

Zuvedra 2, LTU, performs its routine in the first round of the 2013 WDSF European DanceSport Championship Latin Formation in Vilnius, LTU, on 18 May.

Lc5Y-zEdLGY|Zuvedra 2 | 2013 European Latin Formation R1

And The Finalists Are ... 18/05/2013

The six finalists of tonight have just been announced. Here they are ...

  • HSV Zwolfaxing Team A, AUT
  • TSC Schwarz Gold Vienna - Team A, AUT
  • Grun-Gold-Club Bremen - A, GER
  • FG TSZ Aachen/TD Dusseldorf RW - A, GER
  • Zuvedra Team - A, LTU
  • Vera Tiumen, RUS
And here are more pictures taken by Helmut Roland during the earlier rounds.

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If Everything Else Fails ... 18/05/2013

Semi-FinalistsHere are the 12 teams that made the second round of the 2013 European Latin Formation. Picture courtesy of Matthijs Mennes, who took it and posted it, and of Markus Sonyi, a friend on facebook who shared it.

When it comes to videos of the semi-final and final rounds, we have to ask for your continued patience. Dr Helmut Roland records the routines and transfers the large files from Vilnius to Spain, where the 6-minute clips are edited and from where they get uploaded to teh WDSF YouTube channel DanceSport Total.

When Helmut is recording, he can't be uploading - and recording has to have the priority.

Eventually, the performances of all top teams will be available here!

Round One Action 18/05/2013

Vilnius, LTU - 18 MayThe first round of the 2013 WDSF European DanceSport Championship Latin Formation is in progress at the Siemens Arena in Vilnius, LTU. Dr Helmut Roland has forwarded the first photographs taken during that round.

On the left, the German formation Grün-Gold-Club Bremen, the current World Champions, ham it up.

The first videos will come through after the round is completed. Stay tuned!



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2013 European Latin Formation | ITV Skaiste Idzeleviciene, LTU 18/05/2013

Helmut Roland interviews Skaiste Idzeleviciene, the coach of the Lithuanian formations Zuvedra A and B, prior to the first round of the 2013 WDSF European DanceSport Championship Latin Formation in Vilnius, LTU, on 18 May.

Interpreter: Agne Vanagiene

xeorD8Nvz3Q|2013 European Latin Formation | ITV Skaiste Idzeleviciene, LTU

2013 European Latin Formation | ITV Aleksey Litvinov, RUS 18/05/2013

Helmut Roland interviews Aleksey Litvinov, the coach of the Russian formation Vera Tiumen prior to the first round of the 2013 WDSF European DanceSport Championship Latin Formation in Vilnius, LTU, on 18 May.

0QpJy74rAhA|2013 European Latin Formation | ITV Aleksey Litvinov, RUS

2013 European Latin Formation | ITV Oliver Seefeld, GER 18/05/2013

Helmut Roland interviews Oliver Seefeld, the coach of the German formation FG Aachen - Düsseldorg prior to the first round of the 2013 WDSF European DanceSport Championship Latin Formation in Vilnius, LTU, on 18 May.

O7CCSVgcwvw|2013 European Latin Formation | ITV Oliver Seefeld, GER

2013 European Latin Formation | ITV Roberto Albanese, GER 18/05/2013

Helmut Roland interviews the coach of the German formation Grün-Gold Bremen prior to the first round of the 2013 WDSF European DanceSport Championship Latin Formation in Vilnius, LTU, on 18 May.

Sg4bseIob74|2013 European Latin Formation | ITV Roberto Albanese, GER

2013 European Latin Formation | Nicole Scheel - Stefan Herzog, AUT 18/05/2013

Helmut Roland interviews Nicole Scheel and Stefan Herzog, the coaches of the Austrian formation HSV Zwölfaxing, prior to the first round of the 2013 WDSF European DanceSport Championship Latin Formation in Vilnius, LTU, on 18 May.


9FBr2Pgo-Ac|2013 European Latin Formation | Nicole Scheel & Stefan Herzog, AUT

Rehearsals Concluded 18/05/2013

The formations taking part in the 2013 WDSF European DanceSport Championship Latin Formation have concluded their rehearsals at the Siemens Arena.

Between last evening and this morning, each formation had 20 minutes assigned to get its references on the floor established and to go through the routine one last time prior to round one.




EC LAT FORM Participation 17/05/2013

Latin FormationParticipation in the 2013 European Latin Formation is down slightly from last year (Vienna, AUT). The Czech Republic and Serbia don't field a team in this year's championship in Vilnius, LTU. Whatever the reason for their absence, Formation DanceSport has traditionally been a domain of a relatively small number of nations - and almost exclusively European nations at that. Mongolia being the much appreciated exception as of lately!

Maybe the fact that Formation DanceSport features prominently in the WDSF World DanceSport Games 2013 Kaohsiung will give the discipline much needed exposure on the global level - and ultimately induce some teams from other countries to start training for world and continental championships from 2014.



HSV Zwolfaxing Team A

AUT

TSC Schwarz Gold Wien Team A

AUT

XS Latin Cambridge, A team

England

XS Latin Cambridge, B team

England

Grun-Gold-Club Bremen e. V., A-Team

GER

Formationsgemeinschaft Tanzsportzentrum Aachen e.V. / TD

GER

Gala Tarsastancklub Egyesulet

HUN

Savaria Tancsport Egyesulet

HUN

Zuvedra team A

LTU

Zuvedra team B

LTU

Double V-A Team

NED

Double V-B Team

NED

Formation LA-Elita OCK

POL

Formation LA CMG Junior

POL

Mechta

RUS

Vera Tiumen

RUS

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