Recap | World Champs Under 21

And the new Under 21 Standard World Champions of the World DanceSport Federation have just been crowned! Paul Rednic and Roxana Lucaciu of Romania have taken the highest step on the pedestal this October 20th, 2018, honoring their country’s flag, the country that hosted this fantastic World Championship. 

Last year’s Vice Champions, Paul and Roxana persevered to take home the win yesterday. Ranked 29th in the WDSF World Ranking List in the Adult Amateur Standard Division, the couple finished with a final score of 178.292 out of a possible 200, a whopping 6.551 points ahead of Marco Bodini and Kristina Charitonovaite of Italy, our Vice Champions of this year.

The final began with solo performances of the Tango and the crowd went absolutely wild for Romania’s representatives – our champions, Paul and Roxana, and our bronze medalists, Stan Tiberiu-Florin and Daria Grigore. Whether it was the pride and adrenaline present in dancing on home turf, or just the excitement of dancing the final of a World Championship, both Romanian couples lit up the floor at the Constantin Jude Sport Hall. Stan and Daria even tied with Marco Bodini and Kristina Charitonovaite, our silver medalists, in their Waltz. The difference in scoring between overall second and third place was only in 1.698 points! 

In 5th place of this World Championship final was a couple representing the country of Japan - Kazuki Sugawara and Laura Collavizza. They finished with a total of 161.951 points, 0.452 points higher than our 6th place finalists from Italy, Andrea Gioncada and Vera Demidova.

A Strong Result for Japan

Kazuki and Laura just danced their third and final Under 21 World Championship of this year! In April, they performed in Moscow, Russia at the Under 21 World 10 Dance Championship where they placed 13thth out of 70 couples. In May, they danced in Tbilisi, Georgia at the Under 21 Latin World Championship, placing 20th out of 89. Now they concluded their final Under 21 World Championship for this year, improving substantially from last year when they placed 12th, at the bottom of the semi-final. Now, their hard work and never-ending persistence had them accomplish an incredible feat of making it into the final of a WDSF World Championship.

The Under 21 Division - A Chance for Competitors

The wonderful thing about the Under 21 division of dance is the fact that it allows the transition to occur for youth dancers making their way into the adult age category. When the Under 21 division did not yet exist, dancers turning 19, had to step out of the youth category (16 to 18 years old), and compete with adult competitors who could be aged older than 30. Of course these older dancers have much more experience and knowledge and would most likely have the upper hand when it came to competition. Now, Under 21 categories allow youth dancers and adult dancers under 21, to come together and transition together as a result, into the highest level of WDSF competition before the Professional Division.

With the conclusion of the WDSF Under 21 World Championship, we make our way to Moscow, Russia this weekend to witness live and share with you the fifth GrandSlam of the 2018 World DanceSport Federation calendar year, before the final leg taking place in Shanghai this December. Catch all the stars on the floor, especially the Latin competitors, many who have just recently taken part in the World Championship on October 6th. Stay tuned!

Professional Standard Division To Be Packed With Talent In Pieve di Cento

Latin and Standard Preview

The Professional Standard competitors will leave their marks this Sunday, March 24, at yet another Super Grand Prix to be held in Pieve di Cento, Italy. Pieve di Cento is renowned for hosting some of the largest World Open events of the World DanceSport Federation, with more than 320 couples registered for both the Standard and Latin programs this year. 

Pieve di Cento Hosts Next WDSF Grand Prix

With the conclusion of the first WDSF GrandSlam of 2019 for the amateur competitors of the World DanceSport Federation, we now welcome the professional competitors to Pieve di Cento, Italy, where we await the upcoming Grand Prix for both the Standard and Latin divisions.

Armen Tsaturyan & Svetlana Gudyno Secure 11th WDSF GrandSlam Title

World Champions Armen Tsaturyan and Svetlana Gudyno of Russia secured their 11th WDSF GrandSlam title at the 2019 WDSF GrandSlam Bucharest. It was quite a tight race, especially as seen in the final scoring, with some couples neck-and-neck until the very last dance.

Recap | 2019 WDSF GrandSlam Bucharest Standard

Across the entire globe, the dancing community has been celebrating the victory of the new WDSF Standard GrandSlam Champions, Evaldas Sodeika and Ieva Zukauskaite of Lithuania.

Latin Competitors Flock To Bucharest For First WDSF GrandSlam Of 2019

Dance Masters has been hosting WDSF events for many years, and now the time has come for the competition to make history by hosting the WDSF GrandSlam series for the very first time in the country of Romania! 

Preview | WDSF DanceSport GrandSlam Season Kicks Off In Bucharest

Come along with us and experience a great kick-off to the WDSF GrandSlam series of 2019! Our journey begins in the city also known as “Little Paris”, renowned for its incredibly gorgeous architecture and history. Bucharest is not only the capital of Romania, but also its largest city with a population of more than 2 million. The first GrandSlam leg will be held right here, the first time ever in Romania.

Multiyear Partnership With United Country Western Dance Council

AUSTIN, Texas — March 4, 2019 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced a multiyear partnership with the United Country Western Dance Council to provide live and on-demand coverage of UCWDC events, including the Country Dance World Championships through 2023 on FloDance.com.

Watch Guide: 2019 UCWDC Country Dance World Championships Season

From country to swing, from Nashville to Albuquerque, the 2019 UCWDC Country Dance World Championships season is live on FloDance!

Victory Is Yours, Now What?

Your big day has finally arrived. The competition you’ve worked so hard to prepare for is about to begin. You step out and OWN that dance floor! Everything comes together perfectly. You and your dance partner are completely in sync and you’ve never felt more connected to the music. Awards time comes and you’re the winner! You couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.

Bouncing Back After A Big Loss

Let me know if this sounds familiar. You’re a passionate dancer. You work hard in your private lessons and your solo practice. You’ve competed in a few small or local competitions and placed well. Your teacher thinks you’re ready for the big one! You do everything you can to prepare yourself to dominate that dance floor. Then you go and compete, and you lose big time. You may have even danced your best, but the results say the opposite. You return home devastated.