Grand Slam Latin Platja d'Aro, ESP 01/05/2009

AvatarThe year's third IDSF Grand Slam Latin was just held as part of the DO World DanceSport event currently taking place in Platja d'Aro, the Costa Brava resort town located 70 km north of Barcelona, Spain.

74 couples from far and wide entered the contest. Two couples from Canada (Belyayev, Anton - Popova, Antoanetaand  and Milot, Jean-Philippe - Bolduc, Laurence) and one from China (Shi, Lei - Zhang, Baiyu) had to travel the farthest) to keep their appointments with the rest of the world's elite.

After a spectacular final in a sold out Sports and Congress Center, the panel of Adjudicators established the standings which clearly reflect the Russian dominance:



Silde, Alexei - Firstova, Anna



Karpov, Vladimir - Tzaptashvilli, Maria



Goffredo, Gabriele - Goffredo, Antonella



Imametdinov, Timur - Nikolaeva, Ekaterina



Kulczak, Timo - Mabuse, Motshegetsi



Voronovich, Nikolay - Nikolishina, Maria


Organised by ATA Productions, the DO World DanceSport continues through 3 May, with what will end up being another record participation in the different styles of DanceSport. The highlights of 2 May are the IDSF World Championships Standard for Senior II and an International Wheelchair DanceSport competition with the world's best in Combi Latin II, a discipline which has one ParaDance and one able-bodied athlete team up for inspiring performances in the Latin dances.

DO World DanceSport is televised nationwide with an unprecedented 12 hours of airtime. Short clips of the best Grand Slam performances will be available on in the days to come.

Latest NewsSubscribe to news RSS

  • One day To Go

    The day of the 2015 World Latin is here, or just about, and all eyes are on Vienna. The Communications team is on location and will report from today!

    20/11/2015 read more ...
  • Counting Down To Vienna

    The final countdown to the 2015 World DanceSport Championship Latin in Vienna, AUT, is on. Just five more days until new champions are crowned!

    16/11/2015 read more ...
  • PD Athletes' Meeting in Vienna

    Lina Chatkeviciute, the representative of the professionals in the WDSF Athletes' Commission, calls for her peers to meet with her in Vienna, AUT.

    16/11/2015 read more ...
  • One Week To Vienna

    One of the most established annual fixtures in the WDSF calendar is the World Championship held in the Austrian capital Vienna. This year it's even two! 

    13/11/2015 read more ...
  • WDSF DanceSport Proficiency Tests

    The WDSF DanceSport Academy assists the National Member Bodies in implementing a novel system to test the proficiency of young dancers.

    12/11/2015 read more ...
  • 2017 Wroclaw 

    Preparations for The World Games in Wroclaw, POL, are in full swing. DanceSport is challenged to put in another convincing appearance in 2017.

    11/11/2015 read more ...