26 couples, among them several of the German top, delighted the audience at the ranking list competition in Aachen. However, two of them that had been expected to be on the top of this competition had bad luck. Timur Imametdinov/Nina Bezzubova and Maxim Stepanov/Kseny Rybina had to finish the competition too early because of illness and injury respectively. Artur Balandin/Anna Salita presented themselves in excellent condition and therefore were given full top grades.
In the Junior II B Latin competition 73 of the 84 announced couples were starting. In the final the “podium” of the German Championship was dancing next to two Russian and one Lithuanian couple. In the end the result was as tight as possible in favour of the Lithuanian couple Daniel Sitovs/Skaiste Svajone Jazilionyte.
On Saturday morning the WDSF Youth Open Standard competition of the 18th Summer Dance Festival started with 46 couples. While in the round of the last 48 there still six German couples were dancing, in the semi-final only Arseni Pavlov/Nicole Balski (btc Grün-Gold der TiB 1848) from Berlin were left. They finished this competition with the 8th place.
70 couples were taking part in the World Championship Junior II Standard in Romania. Efrem Kuzmiczenko/Samira Hafez and Egor Ionel/Rita Schumichin were representing Germany as number one and two of the remaining podium positions of the last German National Championship.
Four German couples made it to the final of the WDSF Open competition in Ponzano Veneto, Italy and were happy about their “team success”.
Simone Segatori / Annette Sudol made the turn-around: at the Grand Slam Standard in Hongkong they won clearly against their long-term rival Dmitry Zharkov / Olga Kulikova. In the end the German Champions were one point ahead of the Russian Champions.
Out of 119 competing couples at the German Championship Senior II S, one couple meant business from the beginning: Gert Faustmann / Alexandra were exempted from the first round and from the moment they started, they were convincing. Receiving 45 first places, the couple from Berlin defended their title.
Pavel Pasechnik/Marta Arndt have been taking part in the WDSF PD Latin competition in Bangkok and came off as the brilliant winner of this competition. 17 couples were taking part. Spectators attested them a professional performance in a strong competition field.
One day after the European Championship Discofox Adults the European Championship Adults II was also taking place in the French St. Romain en Gal. The German couples were also dominating this competition.
Apart from the competition results of Hessen tanzt, several DTV couples have been taking part in international competitions and were achieving nice results: