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