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  • Friday Release: GrandSlam Latin Helsinki

    The highlight programme of the 2018 GrandSlam Latin Helsinki is available. Again, it is an entire package that awaits you: the main programme covering semi and final, the bonus quarterfinal and an interview with Marius and Khrys.

    16/03/2018 read more ...
  • The Latin Final In Brno

    It was with the five Latin dances that the 2018 European Champions in Ten Dance conquered their title. Here is the full-length final as it was recorded by our colleague Helmut Roland, who also did the still photography in Brno.

    14/03/2018 read more ...
  • More Ten Dance

    A live webcast on the 2018 European DanceSport Championship Ten Dance came out of Brno, CZE, already. Nevertheless, our recordings of both finals should be appreciated too. Here is the Standard Final in full length.

    13/03/2018 read more ...
  • 2018 European Ten Dance

    A complaint reached us that the 2018 European Championship Ten Dance did not receive the exposure it deserves through this website. If any of the dancers should feel that way too, we would certainly want to apologise.

    13/03/2018 read more ...
  • Another Bonus Feature

    An in-depth interview with one of the top couples is added as the second bonus feature to the Vimeo on Demand package produced on each leg of the GrandSlam Series. Evaldas Sodeika - Ieva Zukauskaite, LTU, go first!

    12/03/2018 read more ...
  • 2018 GrandSlam STD Helsinki

    It is Friday and the first Vimeo on Demand programme of the GrandSlam Series 2018 gets released. The Standard competition danced last Saturday had everything everyone expected: great performances - and even some drama!

    09/03/2018 read more ...

IDSF Open St. Petersburg 27/04/2008

IDSF IDSF 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