The 2014 World Latin in Ostrava, CZE, brought innovation to the way Adult World Championships will be adjudicated forthwith. Judging System 2.1 premiered on Sunday 5 October with a Championship formula that is slightly different from the one used in GrandSlam competitions. Only two solo dances were performed in the final: the Cha Cha Cha as the first and the Paso Doble as the last dance. The other three dances were performed in a group. The results of the final with their typical NJS 2.1 depth are available here.
The World Latin was also a milestone event in terms of the international television signal. WDSF Communications collaborated with CESKA TELVIZIE in producing the signal with live graphics (provided by WDSF) over the increasingly popular "Kiss & Cry" sequence at the end of each solo dance. A first for the "Best of DanceSport Series" ...
Last but not least, the hairdo of Khrystyna Moshenska was also new (and highly reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe)!
Other than that it was much of the same as on all the other occasions in Ostrava: an exceptional crowd at the CEZ Arena made all the difference and created the appropriate atmosphere for one of the best World Championships Latin ever. Watch the semi-final and final as VOD right here.
Heidi Goetz interviews Gabriele Goffredo - Anna Matus, MDA, after they came in second runners-up at the 2014 WDSF World DanceSport Championship Latin in Ostrava, CZE, on 5 October.
Heidi Goetz interviews Armen Tsaturyan - Svetlana Gudyno, RUS, after they came in second at the 2014 WDSF World DanceSport Championship Latin in Ostrava, CZE, on 5 October.
On 5 October 2014, Aniello Langella and Khrystyna Moshenska, ITA, managed to equal the historic feat of Franco Formica and Oksana Nikiforova, GER, in winning three WDSF World Championships Latin in succession.
Heidi Goetz interviews Aniello and Khrystyna after they performed their Dance of Honour in Ostrava, CZE, on 5 October 2014.
Marek Dedik - Libuse Chytkova, CZE, dance the Jive in round 2 of the 2014 WDSF World DanceSport Championship Latin in Ostrava, CZE, on 5 October.
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