Two premières were held concurrently with the 2017 GrandSlam Hong Kong: the WDSF Professional Division staged the first Asian Championships in Standard (Saturday 8 July) and in Latin (Saturday 9 July). PD Director and WDSF Presidium Member Verena Sulek commented: "The level is getting higher and higher in both sections and a few of the Asian professional couples are very close to the now where they can keep up with the best from Europe. We're expecting to see some of them dancing in the Super GrandPrix that is coming up during the Germand Open in Stuttgart this August."
Both Asian Championships were adjudicated with Judging System 3.0. The couples in the Latin final had even the "Kiss & Cry" moments added at the end of their two solo dances. And they handled them like real pros! Videos of the two finals will become available soon. Stay tuned.
We have just added about 30 photographs shot by Jason Chung to our gallery above!