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Skuratov/Uehlin win German Champions Youth A-Latin

It was a terrific atmosphere at the Strohgäuhalle in Höfingen, and the 67 couples of the Youth A-Latin rewarded their audience with fantastic dancing. The top level finals, taking both dancers and viewers to their limits, saw Anton Skuratov/Alona Uehlin holding sway with a perfect performance. Runners-up, to the organizer's delight, were Pavel Zvychayny/Jaqueline-Sybel Cavusoglu, leaving behind Ph...

Ulrike Sander-Reis
Federation
Federation

IDSF European Standard in Moscow

It was "a black day for dancesport", as sports director Michael Eichert designated the IDSF European Standard in Moscow (Russia): " The first rank for Bosco/Pitton was the one true and correct result" , was his disappointed comment on site. "The second Russian couple would actually not have made it into the finals, and neither could we, the German delegation, understand why Gimaev/Basiuk were pl...

Ulrike Sander-Reis
Federation
Federation

German Professional Ten Dance Championships

In Limbach-Oberfrohna (near Chemnitz) the tournaments for the professionals in Standard and Latin took place on 29 March 2008, being at the same time the German Ten Dance Championships for the four couples who participated in both tournaments: 1. Sergej Diemke / Katerina Timofeeva (Berlin) 2. Boris Rohne / Madeleine Epler (Leipzig) 3. Boris Baßler / Daniela Heinzmann (Heppenheim) 4. Mario Schiena...

Ulrike Sander-Reis
Federation
Federation

Pavel Zvychaynyy and Jacqueline Cavusoglu Finalists at the IDSF Youth Latin

Only one week after the European Latin Youth, the IDSF Youth Latin took place in Marseille. Both German couples had a reason to be pleased with their performance and even topped their own results of the past week in a field of 20 more couples. Pavel and Jackie (TSC Höfingen) reached the finals with 7 couples from a field of 68, and won a sensational rank 7. Philipp and Weronika (Boston-Club Düssel...

Ulrike Sander-Reis
Federation
Federation

World Games 2013 again in Germany

Once again Germany will host the World Games in 2013. Duisburg and Duesseldorf will be the venues, whereas Duesseldorf has set the benchmark for organising this event in 2005. The World Games are meant for non-olympic sports, accordingly also for dancesport. The next World Games will take place in Taiwan in 2009.

Ulrike Sander-Reis
Federation
Federation

German Championship Title Number Four for Birkehoj/Kravchenko

The German Championship S-Latin was clear as crystal for Jesper Birkehoj/Anna Kravchenko: With all the first places they went away as German Champions for the fourth time - a deserved victory with a strong performance throughout the tournament. There was not much new on the following ranks either, with the result being the same as last year on the first five ranks. Timo Kulczak/Motshegetsi Mabuse ...

Ulrike Sander-Reis
Federation
Federation

Bröker/Schantora Finalists at IDSF World Senior Latin

Georg Bröker/Susanne Schantora entered the finals and eventually secured the bronze medal at the IDSF World Senior Latin at Sant Cugat del Valles near Barcelona. Roundabout 700 viewers made for a fantastic atmosphere in the hall of "Pavello Poliesportiu". At the start were 37 couples from five continents, with South America represented for the first time by one couple from each Argentina and Chile...

Ulrike Sander-Reis
Federation
Federation

Dancing Rebels Dancers of the Year

With a total of 8,921 votes (46%) The Dancing Rebels have won DTV's online survey, becoming the Dancers of the Year 2007 in the section Team of the Year. DTV Vice President Dr. Thomas Kokott awarded them the DTV certificate in front of an excellent seasonal performance of all Jazz and Modern Dance Teams of TC Grün-Weiß Schermbeck. In addition to very special trophies, namely stamps showing the pic...

Ulrike Sander-Reis
Federation
Federation

German Championships Junior II B Latin

Suspense was held until the end of the German Championships Junior II B Latin at Vellmar-Frommershausen (organized by Rot-Weiß-Klub Kassel): As a pilot project in the youth section, for the first time the final round was not conducted open, enabling parents and fans to totally focus on supporting their favorites at best. The couples rewarded them with their excellent performance.

Ulrike Sander-Reis
Federation
Federation

Mr. Bill Irvine MBE Died

Mr. Bill Irvine MBE, the dancesport legend, passed away at the age of 82 years yesterday. He was born on 30th January, 1926, to a miners' family. As a young man, he went to spend a few years in South Africa, where he met his wife to be, Bobbie. In 1959, the couple returned to England and since then dominated the dance scene. Between 1960 and 1968, Bill and Bobbie Irvine won 13 world titles, the fi...

Ulrike Sander-Reis