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Roman candle at the award ceremony (photo: Heks)
Standard and Latin

Immametdinov/Bezzubova winning German Championship Latin

It was a heart beat final in the sold-out city hall of Siegburg with an energetic atmosphere and standing ovations for the finalists of the German Championship Amateur Latin. Unfortunately, because of the closed judging system the audience could not witness how tight the decision was and how pulsating the final was. In the end, Timur Immametdinov/Nina Bezzubova became the new German Champion.

by Sonja Schäufler
World Open Standard final in Tokio. (photo: Estler)
Standard and Latin

Exciting competitions in Tokio

Two 1rst places and one 2nd place at the 19th Tokyo Open Championships

The country of the rising sun presented itself with a lot of sun, but also with low temperatures. But this was only outside, because the couples of the 19th Tokio Open Championship really put the heat to the spectators – with good results for Tanzsport Deutschland.

by Sonja Schäufler
Standard and Latin
Standard and Latin

Finalists in Bukarest

In the Romanian capital two DTV couples danced into the final of their world ranking list competition: Maxim Stepanov/Ksenya Rybina finished 4th at the World Open Latin competition, Olaf Habermann/Andrea Peters 3rd at the Senior II Open Standard competition.

by Sonja Schäufler
Benedetto Ferruggia/Claudi Köhler
Professional Division

Victory for Ferruggia/Köhler in Tokio

The long journey to the 19th Tokio Open Championships was worth it for Benedetto Ferruggia/Claudia Köhler. They won the PD Standard competition absolutely sovereignly and were happy about thousands of fans in the Tokyo Center that cheered them excitedly.

by Sonja Schäufler
Valentin and Renata Lusin, TD Tansportclub Düsseldorf Rot-Weiß
Standard and Latin

DTV Ranging List Competition Standard in the Boston Club - Day 2

At the ranking list competition amateur standard exactly a dozen couples started. Valentin and Renata Lusin won this competition well-deserved with the best result possible. The 2nd place was given to Daniel Radu/Anne Weber, the 3rd to Emil-Daniel Leonte/Kristina Limonova, who could reach the 3rd place in all dances. Fabian Wendt/Anne Steinmann ranked 4th, Tobias Soencksen/Angelika Solymosi 5th. The 6th place went to the siblings Joshua and Jadzia Kadjeh-Nouri.

by Sonja Schäufler
Standard and Latin

Dima Doga/Sarah Ertmer new European Champions 10-dance

27 nations were taking part and each nation was sending one couple to Copenhagen to the European Championship 10-dance in order to find the new champion. After a long competition day over three rounds the finalists were certain. Dima Doga/Sarah Ertmer could clearly win all the dances in the standard section and get three 2nd places and two 3rd places in the latin section in the final.

by Sonja Schäufler
Standard and Latin
Standard and Latin

Anton Skuratov/Alena Uehlin winning Copenhagen Open

More reults! At the WDSF World Open Standard competition within the scope of the Copenhagen Open Anton Skuratov/Alena Uehlin reached the 1rst place out of 66 couples.

by Sonja Schäufler
Standard and Latin
Standard and Latin

Transition to Czech Republic

Marek Bures/Anastasiia Iermolenko Khadjeh-Nouri leaving DTV

After three years of a successful partnership in the DTV Marek Bures/Anastasiia Iermolenko Khadjeh-Nouri have decided to make a change. They will continue their dancing career starting for the Czech Republic. The couple is looking forward to seeing their German fellows on international dance floors again. Both are thanking explicitly the DTV, their national federation, the TBW, and their club Astoria Stuttgart that all have contributed to the success of this couple.

by Sonja Schäufler
Award ceremony German Cup PD Standard (Photo: Lothar Pothfelder)
Professional Division

PD German Cup

The ball with the integrated German Cup competitions in latin and standard for the professionals was a great success. Apart from various little shows – among them a classic rumba performed by Ralph and Olga Müller – the audience was curious about the professional dancers.

by Sonja Schäufler
Michele Cantanna/Maria Richter are Runners-up World Champions Freestyle Latin (photo: Roland/WDSF).
Standard and Latin

Cantanna/Richter Runners-up World Champions Freestyle Latin

Doga/Ertmer 7th at the World Championship 10-dance

In Vienna, Austria, important competition decisions were taken; special highlights were the World Championship in the freestyle section of the Latin-American dances and the World Championship 10-dance.

by Sonja Schäufler