The close to two hours of coverage on the 2016 World DanceSport Championship Ten Dance held in Vienna, AUT, on 19 November are now available as a Vimeo on Demand programme: US$ 3.75 for 3-month streaming!02/12/2016 read more ...
Another PD World Showdance Championship was held on the last day of the Austrian Open in Vienna. This year it was Latin! The performances in the final were all recorded by broadcaster ORF and are made available here as a free Vimeo programme.01/12/2016 read more ...
DanceSport legend Peter Maxwell is appointed Honorary Advisor to the newly formed Adjudicators' Commission. His vast experience in the fields of dance and adjudication will be a tremendous asset to the work of the commission.30/11/2016 read more ...
This is the third and final part of Reinhard Egli's editorial on Competition Manipulation in DanceSport. Forever the keen observer, Reinhard sees this world of dance made up of "egocentric personalities with their sensitivities heightened."29/11/2016 read more ...
The second instalment of Reinhard Egli's editorial on competition manipulation should be eagerly awaited. Part I was widely read and commented on over the weekend. Part II looks at the first practical solutions.
The members of the Task Force to Combat Competition Manipulation in DanceSport decide to re-publish some of the editorials, articles and papers written on the topic of manipulation by different authors on this website. Here is a first editorial by Reinhard Egli of dance!26/11/2016 read more ...
Ukrainians Nadiia and Ivan Sivak have won a second world title in the duo standard class 2 on the last day of the 2013 IPC Wheelchair DanceSport World Championships in Tokyo, Japan (Sunday, 8 December).
The husband and wife team, who won gold yesterday in the duo Latin class 1, completely dominated in the event and achieved a perfect score for their Tango. They were also strong in the Waltz.
“The main task that our coach sets is to have fun while dancing and to bring pleasure and satisfaction from our dancing to audience and judges,” said the couple, who married in 2009 on the same date as the International Day of Dance.
Russian dancers Irina Gordeeva and Dmitry Torgunov stayed close behind to clinch silver, with a particularly elegant quickstep that impressed the judges. Their team mates Snezhana Shepeleva and Nikolay Kuzin joined them on the podium in bronze.
Next to steal the limelight were Russian super-couple and world No.1 Galina Rhyzkhova and Viachslav Osipov, who complete an incredible 2013 with a gold in the combi Latin class 2. They proved their pedigree with their five dances including a spectacular Rumba.
Russia won silver with second place pair Maksim Sedakov and Svetlana Kukushkina. Ukraine’s Ivan Zamiga and Clena Dankevych win their country’s’ fourth medal of the day in bronze – leaving their nation with one medal in every competition available on the last day of competition.
Following that third place were world No.1 Illona Slugovnya and Mykhairo Annienkov, winning gold in the combi Latin class 1 for Ukraine. Slovakians Helena Kasicka and Peter Vidasic claim silver, with Kasicka winning her third medal of the competition and completing her collection of one of every colour following her gold from the combi standard class 1 and silver in the duo Latin class 2 yesterday.
Hanna Sirtasuk and Ihar Kuliashou of Belarus win bronze in what will no doubt be an encouraging performance for the country on the world stage, winning three in total.
Russia’s Ruzanna Kazarian and Aleksei Fotin become duo standard class 1 World Champions after scoring near-perfect marks for all five of their dances. Ukrainian’s Snejana and Vladimir Kernichnaya win silver with Ardak Otorbayev and Shikova Fakiya of Kazakhstan in bronze.
Russia top the medals tables with eight gongs, including three gold. Ukraine follow closely behind with six, equalling Russia’s gold medal haul and Slovakia finish third with one gold, silver and bronze.
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Newly elected International Paralympic Committee Governing Board Member, Mr. Yamawaki Yasushi, this evening closed the 2013 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships at the Komazawa Olympic Park Gymnasium.