Jaak Vainomaa and Taina Savikurki, the 2016 World Champions Ten Dance, were nominated for the "Sports Personalities of the Year" award in Finland. Sports journalist put them on the ballot and the TV audience in fifth place.18/01/2017 read more ...
One of the highlights of 2017 will undoubtedly be The World Games that are held in Wroclaw, POL, from 20 to 30 July. For the fifth consecutive time, DanceSport will be among the 30+ sports that are contested. Four disciplines are featured!17/01/2017 read more ...
The first figures are in for the six-part World DanceSport GrandSlam Series airing on public broadcast stations all across the United States. Six hours of Latin and Standard dancing in the GrandSlams were broadcast 2,000 times!16/01/2017 read more ...
The first "Live from blog ..." to get rolled out in 2017 is the one of the Helsinki leg of this year's GrandSlam Series. On 17 March 2017, two month from now, it all starts back up! Wouldn't it be nice to welcome our first "IWGA Athletes of the Year" to the floor on this occasion too?13/01/2017 read more ...
Since early December 2016, a task force made up of experts from WDSF as well as several other organisations is hard at work, preparing for the breakin' events at the Buenos Aires 2018 YOG. Others signal their approval of the approach taken.12/01/2017 read more ...
With WDSF too often cast as a "ballroom" organisation by people without proper insights and grasp, it is appropriate to look back at the World DanceSport Games in Kaohsiung, TPE, as they visualise best what the DS in our acronym stands for.11/01/2017 read more ...
IDSF INTERNATIONAL OPEN LATIN AND STANDARD
It has been a great pleasure for me to have been present at this beautiful event. Providing excellent organization, Mr. Nenad Jeftić, together with the Dancesport Federation of Serbia, managed to organize a beautiful 10dance championship, and a great international competition, with an excellent panel of adjudicators. The couple Knežević Ivan & Zogović Milena, who won the championship, have demonstrated their technical knowledge and artistic value worthy of so important an amateur championship. Also in the Youth category a very good couple won, which I think has a great future – Lazareski Bojan and Ilić Sonja.
The IDSF Open competitions have had a very high level, and I must say that judging two finals at this level has not been easy. A lovely Slovenian couple won the Latin American dances, Jurij Batagelj and Jagoda Strukelj. Their performance was very good,
especially in the final where they were able to give their best.
She was very elegant and feminine, and he very powerful. A nice combination.
In the same category, the ballroom dances were won by another couple from Slovenia, Bussoletti Luca & Vulić Tjaša. They danced very well and showed both their technical and musical quality, while their choreography was very well maintained and effective.
In addition to these categories, even the Youth Standard and Youth Latin category has seen many beautiful couples.
The many country participants, beautiful scenery and lighting effects made it not seem like a normal dance competition, but have created a theatrical effect that has pleased the couples and all the spectators.
The national television broadcasted all the major competitions, and the good presentation of the master of the ceremony managed to keep the atmosphere alive in the public.
I think this is an event for inclusion in your calendar for the future.
My best compliments,
Result of the Final Latin
1.Batagelj Jurij & Štrukelj Jagoda SLOVENIA
2.Panteleev Vitaly & Gloukhova Daria RUSSIA
3.Silvestri Andrea & Váradi Martina HUNGARY
4.Prašnikar Klemen & Averkieva Alexandra SLOVENIA
5.Makarov Alexandr & Balaeva Anastasiya RUSSIA
6.Mordvintcev Alexander & Akhmetgareeva Dina RUSSIA
Result of the Final Standard
1.Bussoletti Luca & Vulič Tjaša SLOVENIA
2.Todaro Salvatore & Yaneva Violeta BULGARIA
3.Bitsch Bjorn & Williamson Ashli DENMARK
4.László Csaba & Mikes AnnaHUNGARY
5.Ulanov Daniil & Glazunova AnastassiaRUSSIA
6.Shurin Vadim & Volgina EkaterinaRUSSIA