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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.