12-10 DTV High-Performer 66
Final Ranking Competition
Delmenhorst / Germany

Perhaps it was Udo Jürgens with his song "With 66 Years of Age ...", who inspired German DanceSport Federation (DTV) some years ago to form a special age group in standard section for those active couples of 66 and more to continue in competitive dancing. Last Saturday, TSZ Delmenhorst set the stage for the final ranking competition of "High-Performance 66" in 2012. 35 couples had been qualified for this final ranking competition by participating at five ranking competitions during the year. Read more [...]

12-09 WDSF World Championship Freestyle Latin – Beijing / China

The 2012 World Championship Freestyle Latin, being held on September 23rd in Beijing,  was the forth highlight of this year´s Beijing International DanceSport Open. Sixteen couples from 13 countries had been registered to the competition. With 54,79 points out of a maximum of 55,00 points Vladimir Karpov - Mariya Tzaptashvilli from Russian Federation won the World Championship Freestyle Latin competition. Congratulations!   With a superior result of 53,71 points, Charles-Guillaume Read more [...]

12-09 WDSF World Championship Freestyle Standard Beijing / China

The 2012 World Championship Freestyle Standard was being held on September 22nd in Beijing. It was one of the four highlights of this year`s Beijing International DanceSport Open. The new sections "Freestyle Standard" and "Freestyle Latin" were started last year. For this year`s competition fourteen couples had registered. Following the rules a minimum of three out of the five standard dances have to be shown during 75 % of the time, which is between 3:30 and 4:00 minutes. Elements of the other Read more [...]

12-09 WDSF Grand Slam Standard
Beijing / China

It was the weekend of dancesport highlights from September 22nd - 23rd in Beijing / China. Three world championships and the grand slam standard were set on the agenda. More than 90 couples from all over the world joined the 3rd Grand Slam Standard of 2012. Emanuel Valeri - Tania Kehlet from Denmark won the competition ahead of Simone Segatori - Annette Sudol from Germany, who achieved second place.               Dmitry Zharkov Read more [...]

12-09 WDSF World Championship Youth Latin – Beijing / China

Beijing International DanceSport Open set the stage this year for WDSF World Championship Youth Latin on September 22nd at Ditan Gymnasium. 66 couples from 37 countries competed for the title. We saw excellent latin dancing from the young couples. Paul Adrian Moldovan - Christina Tatar from Romania win the title with 7 points (3,1,1,1,1) ahead of Artem Efanin - Anastasia Kornilova from Russia, who were set on 2nd place with 10 points (1,2,2,3,2).         Read more [...]

12-08 WDSF Grand Slam Standard
GOC Stuttgart / Germany

The highlight of this year´s German Open Championship again was the Grand Slam Standard competition. 307 couples started on Friday morning with the first round. The six finalists presented their five solo dances on Saturday evening. With high tension the duel between Benedetto Ferruggia - Claudia Köhler from Germany and Emanuel Valeri - Tania Kehlet from Denmark was awaited by the audience. Who would be winner today? Read more [...]

12-08 WDSF Grand Slam Latin
GOC Stuttgart / Germany

26th German Open Championships took place from August 14th - 18th 2012 in Stuttgart´s Congress Center "Liederhalle". Again, there were more than 5,000 starts in 36 competitions. So German Open Championship achieved to maintain the largest dance sport event in the world. WDSF Grand Slam Latin competition started on Thursday morning with 315 couples. It took seven rounds to find the six finalists starting for the five solo dances. Five minutes before midnight on Friday evening, the presentation Read more [...]

12-07 WDSF Grand Slam Latin
Chengdu / China

The China Chengdu International Dancesport Festival set the stage for the WDSF Grand Slam Latin on July 15th 2012. 150 couples from all over the world had come to Chengdu this weekend to compete. At the end Aniello Langella / Khrystyna Moshenskawon won the Grand Slam Latin with 237,51 points ahead of Gabriele Goffredo / Anna Matus with 229,65 points. With 229,23 points just under the result of Gabriele & Anna, Martino Zanibellato / Michelle Abildtrup gained 3rd place. Read more [...]

12-05 DTV Ranking Senior II S Standard

World Champions Senior II cannot win in Germany! Same procedure as last weekend at the German Senior II Championship in Elmshorn. Heinz-Josef and Aurelia Bickers from Germany, who had won the WDSF World Championship Senior II Standard in April 2012 in Cambrils/Spain could not achieve to win the DTV German Championship Senior II on May 19th in Elmshorn. Michael and Beate Lindner from Germany, who attained 3rd place at the world championship in Cambrils, vindicated their title of German Champions Senior II from last year successfully. Read more [...]

12-05 DTV Leistungsstarke 66

Traditionally on pentecost "Tanzsportclub Braunlage" together with Klaus Gundlach, this year host of 60th Oberharzer dancesport-seminar, organize high class ballroom competitions, closing a week of ballroom trainings for senior couples. On Sunday, May 27th, 3rd qualification of DTV "Leistungsstarke 66", a ranking competition for senior couples running over six events during the year started with 34 couples. Four hours later, six couples had been qualified for the final rounds. 1. Alfred Schulz Read more [...]