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    We start our reporting about the World Latin and the two World Championships in Showdance with what are bad news indeed. Visa issuance has unfortunately been an issue for some who had planned to be in Chengdu, CHN, this weekend. 

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  • With A View To Chengdu

    Only a few more days until the 2016 World Latin and the two World Championships ShowDance get underway in Chengdu, CHN. The upcoming weekend, 24 and 25 September, will be taken up by three events that you are able to follow from the comfort of your home.

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  • I Am A Refugee

    We start into a week that will be concluded by two World Championships ShowDance with a look back at the winning performance in Saturday's WDSF PD European Latin ShowDance in Sibus, ROU: Kathrin Menzinger and Vadim Garbuzov, AUT, as "Refugees."

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  • A Long Time Coming

    If there ever was a project that fell behind the power curve, it must be this one: Standard and Latin versions of MY VERY BEST 2015 were supposed to be released on DVD in May. Nearly five months later we are proud to offer the two compilations through Vimeo on Demand.

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  • Across The USA

    The six-part "World DanceSport GrandSlam Series" that was produced by WDSF and USA Dance has started to air across the U.S. Public broadcasting stations in nearly all major markets show the programmes during primetime hours.

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  • The Perfect Ten

    Canadians Anton Belayev and Antoaneta Popova, who just started their rookie year as professionals, win all ten dances of the 2016 PD World Cup Ten Dance in Bratislava, SVK. Heidi Goetz reports about their exploit in the first PD competition.

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Team Austria - Part I 20/04/2010

The profile of one of the two Austrian couples, Turcan  – Bucher, depicts two young athletes proud an anxious to be in Linz next Saturday. IDSF Communications hopes that the second couple, Kreuzbichler – Grubinger, will be able to send us their questionnaire in a file format which allows us to open it. 

Team Austria – Part I

Daniel Turcan - Helene Buchler

Daniel Turcan – Helene Bucher

“We are very proud that our federation, the ÖTSV, thinks we are good enough to take part in a World Championship. It’s a great honour for us to represent Austria, and we hope to obtain a result that our trainers as well as both of us are satisfied with.”

Daniel, 17, is Moldavian by birth and resides in St. Pölten, AUT, for five years already. During this time he danced with Helene, 15, all the way to the top of the standings at National Championships in Latin as well as Standard. Rumba is his dance of preference, the Cha-cha-cha is hers. Both still attend high school in St. Pölten.

Daniel’s hobbies – other than dancing: “… celebrating parties, meeting friends, playing basketball, soccer and American football.” Helen’s: “… meeting friends, reading books, playing with the younger children in our neighbourhood.”

Their ambitions for Linz? “Having fun, gaining experience and enjoying that I have the honour to dance there,” says Daniel. And Helen? “We would very much wish to reach the second round in this one, collect experience and be better next time.”

Personal strengths?

“Passion in dancing and in all the other things that I like to do. I’m always very optimistic,” Daniel tells us. “I’m very ambitious and target oriented. I like working in a team. I’m the realistic one in our team,” says Helen.