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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
General News
General News

Results from The Nook Championship in Noordhoek

In Noordhoek in the Netherlands a traditional competition took place: "The Nook Championship". The competition is offered to the couples of the adult and senior classes in Latin and Standard. The competition of Senior I Latin was cancelled, but the one of Senior III Standard took place on Saturday and Sunday.

by Sonja Schäufler
Cseke/Dzumaev and Dumitrescu/Joos with the German National Coach Horst Beer (photo: private).
Standard and Latin

Team 13 in Milan

Czeke/Dzumaev winning ranking list competition

Zsolt Sandor Cseke/Malika Dzumaev left the floor as winner of the competition in Milan and – cheered by the whole Team 13 – were happy about the victory. Razvan Dumitrescu/Jacqueline Joos reached the final as well; they finished 4th. Lars Erik Pastor/Natalia Szypulska ranked 11th in the semi-final.

by Sonja Schäufler
InTakt/World Champion Groups Adults 2 Modern
Jazz and Modern Dance

First gold medal for Korea and Germany

The next to last day of the IDO World Championship Ballet/Jazz and Modern Dance in the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar was characterized by the rounds of the age groups Adults 2 Groups/Formation, Solo female in the Modern section and of the categories Jazz Adults 2 Formation and Jazz Junior Solo male. For the first time in this week Korea and Germany were given the gold medal: Kim Min Ah won the title in the category Solo female Adults, “InTakt” won the title for Germany.

by Sonja Schäufler
Arabesque modern (Eventphotographie)
Jazz and Modern Dance

Finally – four more participations in finals for Team Germany

World Championship JMD/The aspiration for medals is increasing…

After the finals of the children had been finished on Thursday, on Friday the competition process began completely new in the Modern section. Once again since this competition of the nations started Team Germanys hope for a medal is well-founded. Only on the first day the performance of Arabesque Ballett (Groups Adults Ballett) had been rewarded with the bronze medal.

by Sonja Schäufler
Lisa Geis/Laura Posavec, JTC Großostheim
Jazz and Modern Dance

Narrowly missed…

This is how the German results of the fifth day of the World Championship in Wetzlar can be described. As the only German participators Lisa Geis/Laura Posavec, JTC Großostheim, were qualified for the final Duo Junior Modern on Wednesday evening.

by Sonja Schäufler
source: private
Standard and Latin

World Championship Senior II Standard in Belek/Turkey

First and Second place at World Open Latin in Elblag for Germany

As part of the „Gloria Senior Open“, the Open World Championship Senior II Standard took place on October 15th, 2016 in Belek, Turkey

by Peter Chen
Chocolat Modern (Eventphotographie)
Jazz and Modern Dance

World Champion Solo Female Modern only assured after runoff dance

For the first time in a World Championship Jazz and Modern Dance, that took place in the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar, in the final no World Champion could be determined. In the category Solo female Juniors Kate Bonello (Canada) and Neja Horvat (Slovenia) had to dance again, fighting for the sought-after gold medal. In the end, Neja won the title with a four-to-three-decision by the judges. Chocolat Modern (ASV Wuppertal) made it to the final.

by Sonja Schäufler
Standard and Latin
Standard and Latin

van der Meer/van der Meer 4th in Helsinki

Patrick and Sabrina van der Meer were the only German couple that danced into a final in Helsinki, Finland. They finished 4th in the WDSF Senior II Standard competition. The award ceremony was accompanied by a fire alarm in the hotel, that was cleared shortly after as there had only been a disturbance in the car park.

by Sonja Schäufler
Award ceremony Duo Adult (Photo: Robert Panther)
Jazz and Modern Dance

Team Germany and Canada jubilating

IDO World Championship Ballet/Jazz- and Modern Dance in Wetzlar

Ten finals and two medals for Team Germany

The World Championship started with the ballet competitions in the categories Solo/Duo/Group and Formations. The first dancer started in the town hall in Wetzlar at 9 o’clock in the morning, the last award ceremony finished 12 hours later. The day included 15 finals and in the end auf the award ceremonies it was predominantly the Canadian national anthem that could be listened.

by Sonja Schäufler