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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jazz and Modern Dance
Jazz and Modern Dance

German National Cup Children JMD: Medals and tickets for the World Championship for the youngsters

On the first day of the Jazz and Modern Dance Festival in Saarlouis the children and their German National Cup were the centre point. The freshly renovated and only recently reopened theatre offered a huge scene to the youngest JMD dancers.

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Jazz and Modern Dance
Jazz and Modern Dance

World Championship JMD: Half time at the Jazz qualification

On Saturday, 1.10.16, the first decisions at the pilot scheme “Jazz qualification” were made in Saarlouis. As in international competitions the categories Jazz and Modern are held separately and also in parts do have different rules, the DTV had decided to split the qualification for the World Championship this year that will take place in Wetzlar.

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Children formation Coco (Foto: Schittenhelm)
Jazz and Modern Dance

German Championship JMD Children Formation

Coco from Bobstadt winner of the German Championship

14 teams had qualified with their league results for the participation at the German Championship Jazz and Modern Dance Children Formation. The club TV Großostheim in the north of Bavaria was hosting this championship in the fully occupied Welzbachhalle. Eight teams reached the semi-final, five teams the final. The Hessian team Coco from Bobstadt outscored the other teams with three ones and becam...

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Jazz and Modern Dance
Jazz and Modern Dance

German Championship Children Solo, Duo, Small Group

One day after the German Championship Children Formation the jazz and modern competitions for Children Solo, Duo and Small Group were held. Once again apart from the national title the tickets to the world championship were awarded. In the childrens class the first three take part: Maya Simonov (Augsburg), Marie Ebert (Dinslaken) and Angelina Coppola (Augsburg) as well as the only male starter thi...

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