It was the second high-calibre final of the year for five out of the six couples in it. Only Evgeny Moshenin - Dana Spitsyna, RUS, didn't dance the one at the recent European in Copenhagen. Chances are that we will get to see more with very similar compositions as time goes on. Madis Abel, who found himself in the seventh place after four rounds, observed: "The final is full, these are all excellent couples. It is nearly impossible to get in." In any case, Madis and partner Aleksandra Galkina will keep at it, working hard to make the cut one day.
Everyone who watched the live webcast of the decisive stages in the GrandSlam on DanceSport Total last night would have to concur that the level in Standard has never been higher. Something that is brought out again this morning in the first debriefing sessions with the 12 adjudicators. More about that later!