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Not Again! 18 November 2017 12:57


Konstantin Gorodilov - Dominika Bergmannova, EST

It has filtered back to us that our post "Whose Championship Will It Be?" is stirring up controversy along the lines of another news item we published back in 2014. Three years later: same place, similar remarks. "How could you?," we are asked. Again!

We considered insinuations that our reporting could be biased totally unacceptable then and we continue to do so now. The only thing that has changed over the past three years is that anyone, who considers that we show any favouritism in what we write or show in our pictures and videos, can file a complaint against what goes up here and in the social media.

All he or she needs to do is follow the procedure that is outlined in our editorial policy documents. The Media Relations Code and the Social Media Rules haven been adopted by the 2016 General Meeting in Rome, ITA, and they are the documents guiding us in our work. And you in your complaints!

The first round of the 2017 World Latin is in progress. In the end, only 87 couples of the 90 which had entered are dancing it. Among them are all the favourites we have mentioned in the post plus several others, of whom we know that they could well make the final too.

Where To Watch? Live Or Not? 18 November 2017 08:35

Armen Tsaturyan - Svetlana Gudyno, RUS © Egli

We have explained it a number of times already, but here we go once more. We will upload clips of individual couples in the first two rounds to our YouTube channel DanceSport Total
in nearly real time. Watch them within the hour after they are recorded - for free! Then we post-produce a programme of the semi-final and final in full length - and we throw in the quarterfinal as a bonus feature - for Vimeo on Demand. US$ 3.75 will buy you a streaming period of NEW six (6) months. A bargain: 2017 World Latin!

If there will be anything LIVE, it could be the awards presentation and the dance of honour on our Facebook page. Always provided that we manage to do this on the side without compromising the quality of our main production.

aLgOvs7qk1U|2017 World Latin | The Promo

Whose Championship Will It Be? 17 November 2017 20:40

Marius-Andrei Balan - Khrystyna Moshenska, GER © Egli

The Big Picture ...

Going by their “paper form” – which is best reflected by the World Ranking in the Latin American dances – this championship should be decided between up to six couples: two from Germany, two from Russia – plus one each from France and from Moldova ...

The Close-Up ...

Moldovans Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus are the couple to beat for others aspiring the title in this year's World Latin. After all, they are the defending champions and were defeated only once during 2017: by Armen Tsaturyan and Svetlana Gudyno, RUS, in the European Championship in Cambrils, ESP, in April. Both couples faced off against each other only three weeks ago, in the 2017 GrandSlam Moscow: the Moldovans prevailed - but only by two decimal points. Not much!

Two German couples should also be considered very serious contenders in this event: Timur Imametdinov - Nina Bezzubova started their year off with a bang by defeating Marius-Andrei Balan - Khrystyna Moshenska in the German Championship. Coming in ahead of Marius-Andrei and Khrystyna in Vienna, AUT, would bring it to a successful conclusion for Timur and Nina, who danced one of their best GrandSlam legs in Moscow, coming very close to the 190 points in the final.

Marius-Andrei and Khrystyna have not danced in Moscow and appeared only in three World Opens, where none of the above couples had entered, since their second-place finish to Gabriele and Anna in the GrandSlam Stuttgart. That was in August.

The other contenders: Andrey Gusev - Vera Bondareva, RUS, and Charles-Guillaume Schmitt - Elena Salikhova! Can you think of others?

Why not pre-order the Vimeo on Demand programme on the 2017 World Latin in Vienna, AUT, for a six-month streaming period? 

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/2017worldlatin



Your Brand Here 17 November 2017 20:22

Your Brand Here © Egli

From 2018, WDSF will make certain opportunities available for members of the DanceSport industry to associate their brands with the numerous audiovisual productions that are generated by the Communications team from events such as this World Latin!

WDSF is the recognised leader in producing moving pictures of DanceSport and of distributing them to huge online audiences through its two streaming platforms: DanceSport Total on YouTube and DanceSport Total Plus on Vimeo.

Starting with the first production in 2018, the manufacturers of apparel, shoes, accessories or whatever else will be able to have their commercial brands exposed these audiences by inserting 5-second bumpers and 30-second commercials into all the videos coming out of the premier WDSF events: World and European Championships, etc.

Look at how this is done in the promo for the Vimeo on Demand programme on the 2017 World Latin!



2017 World Latin
from World DanceSport Federation

Our Best Stuff! Onto That Floor! 17 November 2017 19:55

Our best stuff! Onto that floor!

90 couples have been entered to dance the 2017 World DanceSport Championship Latin in Vienna, AUT. Here they are on a preliminary starting list - as of 17 November 20:00 UTC! Bad news have reached us through the social media: Pasquale Tufano and Olga Turbin, CYP, cannot make it for health reasons. But all that is unofficial. Let's wait until tomorrow!

11

 

Sertac Onurcan Alkan - Selis Yilmaz

TUR

12

 

Ivan Angelkovski - Simona Spirovska

MKD

13

 

Gustavs Ernests Arajs - Katharina Wuerrer

AUT

14

 

Sigurdur Mar Atlason - Mariia Baikova

ISL

15

 

Marius-Andrei Balan - Khrystyna Moshenska

GER

16

 

Nicolo Barbizi - Sara Ros Jakobsdottir

ISL

17

 

Brodie Barden - Lana Skrgic- De Fonseka

AUS

18

 

Salvatore Bellavita - Milena Usanova

ALB

19

 

Jure Bergant - Milana Chekanova

SLO

20

 

Bogdan Boie - Natalia Luchiv

MDA

21

 

Andrea Borrelli - Chantal Green

England

22

 

Edgaras Brazas - Ani Golodze

GEO

23

 

Marek Bures - Anastasiia Iermolenko

CZE

24

 

Zjen Fong Chua - Evon Chong

MAS

25

 

Vito Coppola - Oona Oinas

ITA

26

 

Taha Batu Cosar - Oleksandra Shanko

TUR

27

 

Mateo Cvenic - Helena Zinic

CRO

28

 

Antoine Dartois - Consuela Nicula

BEL

29

 

Dominykas Dauksas - Svetlana Azarova

LTU

30

 

Giuseppe Dell'aria - Irina Perez Lopez

BEL

31

 

Branislav Elias - Jana Hradilova

SVK

32

 

Petter Andreas Engan - Kine Marie Mardal

NOR

33

 

Szilard Denes Erdelyi - Zofia Juhas

SRB

34

 

Pedro Eugenio - Carla Silva

POR

35

 

Nunzio Felice - Mari Yiangou

CYP

36

 

Tomas Gal - Sabina Karaskova

CZE

37

 

Umberto Gaudino - Louise Heise

DEN

38

 

Roman Gerbey - Oksana Lukyanenko

UKR

39

 

Gabriele Goffredo - Anna Matus

MDA

40

 

Konstantin Gorodilov - Dominika Bergmannova

EST

41

 

Andrey Gusev - Vera Bondareva

RUS

42

 

Kazuki Hachiya - Madoka Minakawa

JPN

43

 

Justino Hoi - Wan Ching Pang

SIN

44

 

Timur Imametdinov - Nina Bezzubova

GER

45

 

Eric Izakson - Mishel Magera

ISR

46

 

Jiahao Jiang - Wanzhen Zhao

CHN

47

 

David Jutge - Tatiana Podgornaia

FRA

48

 

Laszlo Konstantin Kalmar - Kastanja Rauhala

FIN

49

 

Kristaps Kalva - Yuliya Lisovska

LAT

50

 

Nick Kocken - Patricia Peterek

NED

51

 

Vladislav Kolesnikov - Naja Dolenc

SLO

52

 

Andras Koops - Laura Van Der Galien

NED

53

 

Azat Kosherbayev - Milana Kuznetsova

KAZ

54

 

Maksym Kravchenko - Paula Kukute

LAT

55

 

Hong Woh Lam - Dao-Er Lim

MAS

56

 

Bojan Lazareski - Sarah Karakatsanis

SRB

57

 

Viktor-Valentin Les - Angela Landolfi

SUI

58

 

Bartosz Lewandowski - Anna Walachowska

POL

59

 

Yung Cheng Lin - Ivy Chuan

TPE

60

 

Kai Sum Sam Liu - Wan Hin Liu

HKG

61

 

Volodymyr Lyatov - Veronika Myshko

UKR

62

 

Dmitry Marchenko - Anastasia Rybalko

AZE

63

 

Edgar Marcos Borjas - Alina Nowak

POL

64

 

Vincenzo Mariniello - Sara Casini

ITA

65

 

Joel Marques - Sara Lourenco

POR

66

 

Ionut Alexandru Miculescu - Andra Pacurar

ROU

67

 

Santino Antonio Alessandro Mirenna - Emilie Marie Moseng Tellefsen

NOR

68

 

Paul Moldovan - Cristina Tatar

ROU

69

 

Vjatseslav Molkin - Daiana Khedzhazi

EST

70

 

Alon Mugerman - Maria Azimov

ISR

71

 

Vitali Nestsiarovich - Ekaterina Tolmacheva

BLR

72

 

Trung Kien Nguyen - Hong Anh Pham

VIE

73

 

Fabio Oliva - Luisa Jenifer Metallo

England

74

 

Adrian Olmo Cerro - Yana Olina

ESP

75

 

Guillem Pascual - Rosa Carne

ESP

76

 

Viacheslav Pastukhov - Karyna Kalykhan

BLR

77

 

Sergey Pavlov - Nadezhda Bakunkina

KAZ

78

 

Bjorn Pemer - Katja Lujan-Engelholm

SWE

79

 

Jacob Persson - Linn Hegdal

SWE

80

 

Markus Ranta - Alisa Heino

FIN

81

 

Malthe Brinch Rohde - Sandra Sorensen

DEN

82

 

Daniel Rubashevsky - Anastasiya Rubashevsky

USA

83

 

Patrick Rucinski - Tatiana Veselkina

CAN

84

 

Alex Salvador - Alice Chiocchi

AUS

85

 

Kostiantyn Samarskyi - Isabelle Tay

SIN

86

 

Tin Sanjkovic - Anna Ilina

CRO

87

 

Charles-Guillaume Schmitt - Elena Salikhova

FRA

88

 

Hunor Sebesi - Jaroslava Huber

AUT

89

 

Artem Semerenko - Valeriya Kachalko

KGZ

90

 

Andrea Silvestri - Martina Varadi

HUN

91

 

Stanimir Stoyanov - Tanya Yosifova

BUL

92

 

Kazuki Sugawara - Laura Collavizza

JPN

93

 

Daniel Szots - Melinda -Beatrix Egresi

HUN

94

 

Winson Tam - Anastasia Novikova

CAN

95

 

Konstantin Todorov - Andra Linte

BUL

96

 

Armen Tsaturyan - Svetlana Gudyno

RUS

97

 

Pasquale Tufano - Olga Turbin

CYP

98

 

Tomas Uvacek - Martina Reiterova

SVK

99

 

Jokubas Venckus - Migle Klupsaite

LTU

100

 

Pitt-Alexander Wibawa - Tiara-Sophia Wibawa

SUI

101

 

Bangbang Yan - Jing Zhu

CHN

The panel of WDSF Adjudicators has been made public a few weeks ago already, look at it here! We would like to point out that this World Championship will be the first WDSF competition where a debriefing session with the adjudicators will be conducted the day after. More about it soon!

 

Why not pre-order the Vimeo on Demand programme on the 2017 World Latin in Vienna, AUT, for a six-month streaming period? 

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/2017worldlatin

A Few Hours From Now 17 November 2017 19:51

Gabriele Goffredo - Anna Matus, MDA © Egli

A few hours from now, on Saturday 18 November just before midnight in the Central European time zone, we should know the names of the 2017 World Champions in the Latin American dances. More than 90 couples representing some 50 nations will contest the title at the Mutltiversum in Vienna - Schwechat, AUT. Of course, there are favourites whose names come to mind first when one thinks about the outcome of a championship that seems to generate interest like none other.

Moldovans Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus are quite possibly the couple to beat. After all, they are the defending champions and defeated only once this year: by Armen Tsaturyan and Svetlana Gudyno, RUS, in the European Championship in Cambrils, ESP, in April. And it is precisely this circumstance which makes this World Championship so compelling. Both couples faced off against each other only three weeks ago, in the 2017 GrandSlam Moscow: the Moldovans prevailed - but only by two decimal points. That's nothing!

Why not pre-order the Vimeo on Demand programme on the 2017 World Latin in Vienna, AUT, for a six-month streaming period? 

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/2017worldlatin

World Champions Since 2000 17 November 2017 19:32

Nino Langella - Khrystyna Moshenska, ITA © Roland

The first ever World Latin under the auspices of what was then still the International Council of Amateur Dancers, one of the predecessor organisations of WDSF,  took place in 1960. which was the first. Paul Hillion and Lucienne Hillion, FRA, won the title.

Here are the World Champions - in chronological order - since 2000. Pay attention to the fact that the years 2002 - 2004 as well as 2012 - 2014 have be taken by DanceSport's only triple-champion couples: Franco Formica and Oksana Nikiforova, GER, and Aniello Langella and Khrystyna Moshenska, ITA, respectively! And observe that Moldovans Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, MDA, stand poised this year to equal the feat!

2000

 Slavik Kryklyvyy - Joanna Leunis

 BEL

2001

 Andrej Skufka - Katarina Venturini

 SLO

2002

 Franco Formica - Oksana Nikiforova

 GER

2003

 Franco Formica - Oksana Nikiforova

 GER

2004

 Franco Formica - Oksana Nikiforova

 GER

2005

 Ricardo Cocchi - Joanne Wilkinson

 ITA

2006

 Peter Stokkebroe - Kristina Juel-Stokkebroe

 DEN

2007

 Maurizio Vescovo - Melinda Törökgyörgy

 HUN

2008

 Stefano Di Filippo - Anna Melnikova

 ITA

2009

 Alexey Silde - Anna Firstova

 RUS

2010

 Alexey Silde - Anna Firstova

 RUS

2011

 Zoran Plohl - Tatsiana Lahvinovich

 CRO

2012

 Aniello Langella - Khrystyna Moshenska

 ITA

2013

 Aniello Langella - Khrystyna Moshenska

 ITA

2014

 Aniello Langella - Khrystyna Moshenska

 ITA

2015

Gabriele Goffredo - Anna Matus

MDA

2016

Gabriele Goffredo - Anna Matus

MDA




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