To Set The Stage ...

In Latin 5 of the 6 finalists of last year’s GrandSlam Final in Shanghai made it to Cambrils for the first leg of the 2013 Series. The only finalists missing are the runners-up of the memorable event in China: Martino Zanibellato – Michelle Abildtrup, DEN.

They have chosen to continue their competitive career in the WDSF Professional Division too. They are certainly missed by many of their fans here in Spain. In DanceSport, turning professional implies that an athlete starts to put more emphasis on teaching and on doing shows. As a consequence, he or she competes less at the pro level.

Every dancer turning professional looks back at a successful career as an “amateur.” But quotation marks are in order: such status does no longer exist for WDSF!  Every dancer here – at the very least from the quarterfinal of a GrandSlam onward – has long made dancing his or her full-time job, putting all emphasis on training and competing.

As was the case for yesterday’s GrandSlam Standard, among the more than 100 couples starting this Latin competition at 11:00 this morning are 18 out of the top 20 in the WDSF World Ranking for Latin. But, as yesterday, these couples are most eager to find out where they will stand after this GrandSlam. It will pour out ranking points galore, more than any of the other competitions in the WDSF structure.

Emanuel Valeri - Tania Kehlet, DEN © RolandIn the GrandSlam Standard last night, the six finalists alone split 5460 ranking points between them. With a complex formula and coefficients based on numbers of couples as well as nations entered in a GrandSlam, the base points – which are 400 for the winner – can get more than doubled. Emanuel Valeri – Tania Kehlet were credited with 1040 points for their win.

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