The Russian Open Dancesport Championships “Dance Accord 2012” set the stage for this year´s WDSF World Championship Youth Ten Dance on October 27th at “Aquarium Universal Sports Center” in Moscow. The day of the championship began with snow and ice on the streets, but the couples were glad to be hosted at Aquarium Hotel, which is situated within the complex of the Aquarium Sports Arena.
Anastasia Titkova, RDSU First Vice-President and Sportsdirector, was glad to see 31 couples from all over the world, representing 31 countries in the section of youth ten dance. Russian Dance Sport Union was well prepared and arranged the event going off without a hitch. Congratulations to the team.
Not only the couples, but also the nine adjudicators under the chairmanship of Michael Eichert / Germany had to prove good physical condition, because the team – with the exception of one member – also had to judge four rounds of the Grand Slam Standard competition, which had begun on Friday with 293 couples participating.
After the the opening ceremony WDSF President Carlos Freitag opened the WDSF World Championship Ten Dance and the audience in the completely filled Aquarium Sports Arena lived to see a fascinating competition in youth ten dance section. All the couples gave an imposing show of Ballroom and Latin-American dancing. Congratulations to all couples participating.
And here are the finalists …
1st place: Valeriy Pavlov – Ekaterina Karashchuk / Russian Federation
4th place: Krists Ciapas – Anna Andreicuka / Latvia
Daniel Buschmann – Katarina Bauer