IDSF Open St. Petersburg 27/04/2008

IDSFIDSF Int’l Open Standard and Open Latin Competitions in St. Petersburg


The annual “Cup of the Governor” Festival was held again at the Orthodox Easter Weekend on April, 26th & 27th in – as not only locals believe – Russia’s most beautiful city. The not so usual format with preliminary rounds held on Saturday and the later rounds up to finals held on Sunday again turned out to be a great success for organisers Larissa & Konstantin Romanenko.

All matters well organised and participants cordially hosted it was a great pleasure to be part of such a good party. Party was also celebrated in a very special way Saturday night by a highly profiled group of international teachers. Bryan Watson & Carmen, Andrew Sinkinson, Geir Bakke, Gianni d’Oria, Edita Daniute, Marko Vodnik and myself ended up discussing rise and fall. Andrew lectured thoroughly questioned by Carmen while Gianni and Edita demonstrated beautifully.

The officially planned demonstration was given on Sunday by Bryan & Carmen. They truly fascinated the audience in one of their “last but one” demonstrations as they decided to only go on for the current season. They topped the fabulous atmosphere in the renowned ice arena of St. Petersburg. Both venues (the Saturday rounds were held in the Park Inn Hotel) seemed to be well chosen, but especially the live music on Sunday highlighted the excellent competitors’ performances.

Michael Herdlitzka

Latest NewsSubscribe to news RSS

  • WDSF Technique Book Videos

    The short video lectures that were produced to promote the ten Technique Books have been restored to the WDSF DanceSport Academy channel.

    24/04/2014 read more ...
  • In A Final Analysis

    The media look at the considerable impact that the DO World DanceSport event had on the local economy of Cambrils, ESP, and surroundings. 

    23/04/2014 read more ...
  • European Champions To Be Crowned

    European Champions in Ten Dance and in Youth Latin are to be crowned over the Eeaster weekend in Cambrils, ESP. The "Live from ..." blog is up!

    16/04/2014 read more ...
  • The World Games Year Round

    The International World Games Association launches The World Games Channel. It features top-tier events of the 30+ sports in The World Games.

    15/04/2014 read more ...
  • Strictly ... A Musical

    Strictly Ballroom, Hollywood's look at DanceSport, has been adapted to the theatrical stage. The musical premiered downunder to raving reviews.

    14/04/2014 read more ...
  • Farewell to A Champion

    Here is the video that was shown when Olga Konovaltseva and her brother Sergey Konavaltsev announced the end of Olga's career last month in Russia.

    12/04/2014 read more ...
Archives