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History was made in Vienna 17 November 2018 21:42

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You could hardly hear the music as the couples passed the full main tribunes during group dances one by one. The crowd was so loud, and respected and appreciated the finalists as hard as they could.

After the third dance the differences in scores started to show, after the fourth dance it was almost obvious, but it was the last dance, the solo Viennese Waltz, which made it clear. Dmitry Zharkov and Olga Kulikova representing Russian Federation would take home the fourth World title in a row, making history in Standard dancing. As the results for their last solo dance were shown, Dmitry took Olga and carried her off the floor.

The final results:

1. Dmitry Zharkov - Olga Kulikova, RUS
2. Evaldas Sodeika - Ieva Zukauskaite, LTU
3. Francesco Galuppo - Debora Pacini, ITA
4. Evgeny Moshenin - Dana Spitsyna, RUS
5. Vaidotas Lacitis - Veronika Golodneva, LTU
6. Anton Skuratov - Alena Uehlin, GER

Congratulations! And thank you for such an exciting and wonderful competition and evening!

Talent, beauty and athleticism 17 November 2018 20:45

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There were some amazing moments during the semifinal. The Austrian crowd just couldn't stop chanting and cheering when the couples performed their best, enjoying the atmosphere and pushing each other to another level.

The six couples competing for the 2018 World Championship title are:

29 Francesco Galuppo - Debora Pacini, ITA
42 Vaidotas Lacitis - Veronika Golodneva, LTU
55 Evgeny Moshenin - Dana Spitsyna, RUS
77 Anton Skuratov - Alena Uehlin, GER
78 Evaldas Sodeika - Ieva Zukauskaite, LTU
91 Dmitry Zharkov - Olga Kulikova, RUS

The semifinalists 17 November 2018 19:56

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We have the list of semifinalists.

11 Madis Abel - Aleksandra Galkina, EST
25 Pasquale Farina - Sofie Koborg, DEN
29 Francesco Galuppo - Debora Pacini, ITA
38 Vasily Kirin - Ekaterina Prozorova, AUT
42 Vaidotas Lacitis - Veronika Golodneva, LTU
48 Edgars Linis - Eliza Ancane, LAT
55 Evgeny Moshenin - Dana Spitsyna, RUS
60 David Odstrcil - Tara Bohak, CZE
74 Vadim Shurin - Anastasia Meshkova, LAT
77 Anton Skuratov - Alena Uehlin, GER
78 Evaldas Sodeika - Ieva Zukauskaite, LTU
86 Daniil Ulanov - Kateryna Isakovych, CYP
91 Dmitry Zharkov - Olga Kulikova, RUS

13 couples made it to the semifinal. You can just feel the heat.

The Presidential handover 17 November 2018 18:50

The ceremony

During the Opening Ceremonies there was a special moment when WDSF President Mr. Lukas Hinder transferred the President's mallet as a symbol for the President of the World DanceSport Federation to Mr. Shawn Tay.

In his speech the newly declared WDSF President Mr. Tay emphasized his commitment to DanceSport with its multiple disciplines and thanked the Presidium and his family for support.

Mr. Tay presented the Honorary Life President diploma to Mr. Hinder.

At the end of the ceremony the couples returned back to the floor by surprise and greeted and showed respect for both gentlemen with loud applause.

DqeyPxSxK64|The Presidential handover

 

Quarterfinal next 17 November 2018 17:10

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The crowd is getting louder and louder as the competition continues in Multiversum. The couples have already cleared the second round and after a break and the opening ceremonies 25 couples continue to the third round, which is the quarterfinal.

It is also the mark of the beginning of Live Stream at FloDance. There is additional information for Austrians: the live stream is blocked, but instead you will get a program at ORF Sport+ on Sunday, November 25th at 20:15.

Couples seem to be in a good mood, and why wouldn't they be. The warmth of the crowd and a beautiful setting combined with well-organized event makes their job easy. Just dance. And enjoy!

Beautiful videos, almost real time 17 November 2018 14:05

2018 World Championship Standard - videos


Round one is over and redance will start in a few minutes. We already have some amazing videos of couples and we will keep uploading them from round one and round two on our DanceSportTotal YouTube Channel and to this blog.

Live stream will start at quarterfinal via FloDance.com.






DLk2QfHliOw|Kirin - Prozorova, AUT | 2018 World STD Vienna | R1 W

Today's the day! 17 November 2018 06:44

2018 World Championship Standard - Vienna - Multiversum

We are ready for the World Championship. The warm-up for the dancers is around noon, the first round begins at 13:00 and the competition day will continue until close to midnight. 

We will be active in this blog and in our social media channels throughout the whole day.

Stay tuned!

Live from Geneva 17 November 2018 05:00

2018 World Championship Rock'n'Roll

On Saturday our associate member WRRC has World Championship Rock'n'Roll Main Class Free Style, World Cup Boogie Woogie Main Class and World Cup Boogie Woogie Juniors. And on Sunday there will be World Championship Rock'n'Roll Formations and World Championship Boogie Woogie Formations. 

We are happy to provide you the link to the live stream from Geneva throughout the whole weekend. The stream begins at 12:30 CET. Enjoy!

https://worldchamp2018.ch/live/

 

 

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