In the end, DanceSport didn't make it onto the programme of the European Olympic Games 2015 Baku, AZE. But at one year out, it is there anyway!
In December 2012 DanceSport was mentioned as one of two non-Olympic sports to feature in the inaugural edition of the European Olympic Games held in Baku, AZE, in 2015.
inside the games, a reliable source of information regarding the Olympic Movement, was first to headline: "Dancesport is set to be included on the programme when the European Games makes its debut at Baku in 2015." In the end it didn't happen, even though WDSF tried until this year to have the Baku organisers consider the addition of the sport to the games' programme. Here!
But today, 19 November, Heidi Goetz is in Baku and represents DanceSport in an event that is associated with the games - albeit remotely - and that coincides with the Annual Meeting of the European Olympic Committees: the Baku Sports Film Festival.
As the producer of "Do your dance," the film on the first World DanceSport Games in Kaohsiung, TPE, Heidi was invited to Baku for the festival. "Do your dance" is one of 48 productions from 23 countries nominated for the awards Grand Prix, Gold, Silver and Bronze.
"Do your dance" will be screened on 20 November 12:00 local time at the Nizami Cinema Center. The awards presentation is scheduled for 21 November. Heidi will report here over the coming days.
The three couples that made it to the podium of the 2014 World DanceSport Championship Standard show their emotions: Simone Segatori - Annette Sudol, GER, Dmitry Zharkov - Olga Kulikova, RUS, Evaldas Sodeika - Ieva Zukauskaite, LTU.
The full-length final of the 2014 Vienna World Open Standard danced on 16 November at the Multiversum in Schwechat.
The full-length final of the 2014 Vienna WDSF PD Open danced on 16 November at the Multiversum in Schwechat, AUT.
Full-length semi-final and final of the 2014 Vienna World Open Latin that were danced on 15 November at the Multiversum in Schwechat, AUT.
As the bicentennial of the Viennese Waltz is celebrated this year, the VW tournament that traditionally takes place during the Austrian Open acquires a historic dimension. That should explain why the 2014 edition is bigger than ever! Even before it went underway this morning, a flash mob gathered on the floor to waltz to the tunes of Strauss' "Blue Danube" ... Some in attire reflecting the passage of time during the dance's first 200 years!
Austrian couples that competed in yesterday's World Standard and a flash mob rendered homage to the dance that carries the city in its name.
With an interview marathon for the new World Champions Simone Segatori - Annette Sudol, GER, ended a long night at the Multiversum. Fabulous dancing by all six finalists made this championship stand out. When all points were tallied up, the winning margin was less than 3 points between first and second place. Once the results of the final are published too, you will be able to study them throroughly.
As the floor was invaded by friends of the medallists after the awards presentation, we came across the still life on the left. It's the prize for many years of very hard work!
We have uploaded some 60+ videos on the 2014 World Standard in Vienna, AUT, to our YouTube channel DanceSport Total and here. 60+ different couples were recorded by our cameraman Ferran Castanyer in either round 1 or 2 action at the Multiversum. That was the absolute maximum output that he managed, because the duty of editing these 2-minute clips was also assigned to him.
As we do for all nearly our World Championships and all our GrandSlams now, the decisive stages from the semi-final will get produced by the crew of TV-Film with six cameras, with slow-motion, super-slow-motion and the works. And with the WDSF Communications assisting them every step of the way, etc.
A finished programme of about 90-minutes duration will become available by the end of November through our video-on-demand platform DanceSport Total Plus!
Dariusz Mycka - Madara Freiberga, POL, dance the Quickstep in round 2 of the 2014 WDSF World DanceSport Championship Standard in Vienna, AUT, on 15 November
Oleksii Guzyr - Rikako Ota, JPN, dance the Quickstep in round 2 of the 2014 WDSF World DanceSport Championship Standard in Vienna, AUT, on 15 November
Nikolay Lazarov - Veselina Bozhilova, BUL, dance the Quickstep in round 2 of the 2014 WDSF World DanceSport Championship Standard in Vienna, AUT, on 15 November
Andrejs Rogovenko - Anna Voroncuka, LAT, dance Slow Fox in round 2 of the 2014 WDSF World DanceSport Championship Standard in Vienna, AUT, on 15 November
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