The long journey to the 19th Tokio Open Championships was worth it for Benedetto Ferruggia/Claudia Köhler. They won the PD Standard competition absolutely sovereignly and were happy about thousands of fans in the Tokyo Center that cheered them excitedly.
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.
At the World Championship Master Class I, which also took place in Luxemburg, the German Champions of the DTV PD Master Class I Sascha Wakup / Dr. Ann-Katrin Bechtold reached the final of the World Championship for the first time. They finished sixth. 13 couples representing 8 countries entered the competition.
Luxembourg was the host country of the World Championship Master Class II of the WDSF Professional Division. In Bertrange 18 couples danced this Open Championship, 13 out of them representing Italy. Heinz-Josef and Aurelia danced in the final and finished second, bringing home the silver medal.
Michael Wenger and Jekaterina Perederejeva have ended their career as active competition dancers. In their writing to the management committee they are thanking all the people that have been accompanying them along their way: “It has been a wonderful, exciting and successful time for us in the Professional Division. Of course we would like to take the chance to thank everybody that has been accompanying us on that beautiful path.”
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.
Kirill Ganopolsky/Kim Pätzug have transferred to the Professional Division and will compete for the first time on December 12th at the German championships. In their letter to the German federation the wrote: "We're looking back on a great time as amateurs in the German federation with many successes, amongst which are the first place of the German ranking and winning several German ranking compet...
The World Championships of the Professional Division Masterclass I and II took place in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Heinz-Josef and Aurelia Bickers justified their role as favourites and dominated the field of 15 couples. In the final they received almost all top marks and prevailed against a superiority of five italian couples. 1. Heinz-Josef and Aurelia Bickers, Germany 2. Marino Biglieri/Lau...
The Professional Division Germany has engaged Sabine and Volker Hey with the public relations of the PD. They will work closely with Roberto Albanese, the responsible board member for PR and Events in the PD, concentrating on the internet and print media.
The WDSF World Championships PD Latin took place in the international congress centre in Dresden. Andrey Zaytsev/Anna Kusminskaya (Russia) won all dances souvereignly. Pavel Pasechnik/Marta Arndt showed their highest performance and became first runners-up. 1. Andrey Zaytsev / Anna Kuzminskaya, Russia 2. Pavel Pasechnik / Marta Arndt, Germany 3. Vitaly Panteleev / Angelina Nechkhaeva, Russia 4. Ju...