Preview | WDSF GrandSlam Latin Moscow

The fifth and final leg of the WDSF GrandSlam series is approaching this weekend, before the top stars of the World DanceSport Federation take on the GrandSlam Final in Shanghai this upcoming December. 

The Russian Open Championships (ROC), sanctioned and organized by the Russian Federation of DanceSport and Acrobatic Rock'n'Roll, are currently already underway at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center in Moscow, Russia. FloDance will be streaming both the Standard and Latin GrandSlams, each of which will be taking place over the course of two days.

Let us first take a sneak peek at the Latin GrandSlam, which will be begin this Friday, October 26th and continue to Saturday, October 27th. On Friday, the first two rounds of the GrandSlam will commence. All following rounds, all the way up to the final, will conclude the next day, Saturday the 27th

Witness the Best of the Best

This is the first GrandSlam to take place after the WDSF World Latin Championships have taken place on October 6th, 2018, and new champions were crowned – Russia took the Gold. Armen Tsaturyan and Svetlana Gudyno finally achieved the feat of a lifetime and are now back on home territory to take part on a major event of the World DanceSport Federation. After the World Championships and European Championships, WDSF GrandSlams are the next strongest events that dancers have the ability to participate in. 

Last year, this GrandSlam gathered a total of 221 couples, with more than half being from the hosting country itself. Actually, 187 of the 221 participating couples were from Russia! Moldova took the Gold - Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus who are now dancing in the Professional Division, and Armen and Svetlana took the Silver. This year most likely the crowing World Champions will now take the highest step on the pedestal, and the crowd will go wild to see Armen and Svetlana dancing their honor dance. 

Armen Tsaturyan & Svetlana Gudyno | Solo Rumba | 2017 GrandSlam Latin Moskow

However, nothing is ever certain. Timur Imametdinov and Nina Bezzubova, representing the country of Germany, took the Bronze last year. They have been progressing year after year since their partnership first began in 2014. By the public, they are usually one of the most beloved couples of this industry. Numerous times throughout their time of dancing together have they received standing ovations for their solo presentations. Many look forward to seeing them each and every event.

Timur Imametdinov & Nina Bezzubova | Solo Rumba | 2017 GrandSlam Latin Moscow

A Few Familiar Faces

We will also be on the lookout for the current WDSF World Latin Showdance Champions, Fedor Poliansky and Dina Akhmetgareeva of Russia who amazed audiences around the globe with their renowned “Pinocchio” number. Last year, they were not in attendance of this GrandSlam and they have been training endlessly in preparation for this major event. 

Also, we have Anton Aldaev and Natalia Polukhina who were the Vice-Champions of this World Showdance Championship that took place in Bratislava, Slovakia on September 22nd of this year. Also representing the hosting country of Russia, they are currently ranked 14th in the WDSF World Ranking List and placed 11th in the semi-final of last year’s ROC.

A Truly Grand Event

After the German Open Championships (GOC) of Stuttgart, Germany, the Russian Open Championships (ROC) is considered one of the second largest competitions of the World DanceSport Federation by the number of participants, especially for those dancing the GrandSlams. We look forward to seeing who comes out this year to fight for the winning slots. FloDance will be covering live this fifth leg of the WDSF Latin GrandSlam series – an event you won’t want to miss!

Recap | WDSF World Ten Dance

Being a ten dance athlete is not just about physical endurance, but also about mental and emotional stamina. This is what made the difference for the champions of the night. We saw a part of each of these aspects yesterday at the 2018 WDSF World 10 Dance Championships that took place in Warsaw, Poland. The heat was definitely on, and the competition was top notch, especially when it came down to the finals.

Preview | World Ten Dance Championship

2018 World Ten Dance Warsaw Hype

This upcoming weekend, the Polish Cup International Dance Festival will be hosting the 2018 Adult Ten Dance World Championship in the city of Warsaw, Poland. 38 couples from 38 countries are on the starting list and ready for the showdown to take place this Saturday, November the 10th. 

Recap | WDSF GrandSlam Standard Moscow

What a conclusion to the 2018 Russian Open Championships! The World DanceSport Federation’s fifth Standard GrandSlam of the year is now complete and what a night it was! The crowd went wild for our finalists, three of which were Russian favorites. Dmitry Zharkov and Olga Kulikova took yet another win under their belt with a purely flawless presentation throughout the entire event. Their quickstep solo presentation of the final scored them their strongest score for this GrandSlam, a 39.124 out of 40.000 points possible. They were the only couple in this Standard GrandSlam to achieve a score in the 39.000 percentile!

Recap | WDSF GrandSlam Latin Moscow

The fifth and concluding Latin GrandSlam of the World DanceSport Federation has officially finished for the year of 2018, the top Latin WDSF couples will make their way to Shanghai this December for what is known as the GrandSlam Series Final.  Let’s take a look over what has happened here at the Russian Open Championships just yesterday.

Preview | GrandSlam Standard Moscow

The Russian Open Championships (ROC) will be hosting the fifth leg of the Standard GrandSlam series beginning this Saturday, October 27th, where the first round of the event will be commenced. All further rounds, all the way up to the final, will continue the following day, Sunday, October 28th.

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. 

Preview | Under 21 Standard World Championship

With various WDSF World Championships having just concluded in Miami, Florida in the United States of America, we now travel to Timisoara, Romania to catch live the Under 21 Standard World Championship of the World DanceSport Federation hosted this coming Saturday, October 20, 2018, live on FloDance. 

Recap | American DanceSport Festival

The 3rd annual American DanceSport Festival has now officially come to a close! From the evening of Friday the 12th to this day of Monday the 15th of October, the 2018 ADSF arranged quite the spectacular for all attendees and viewers. Friday showcased the annual White Celebration Dinner Party hosted at the InterContinental Miami, the main venue of the competition. Competitors, officials, and various attendee viewers came out to enjoy the dinner, music, company, and – a surprise showcase of fireworks right outside! Definitely a memorable night for all those who came. 

Preview | American DanceSport Festival

The third annual American DanceSport Festival is about to kick off this Saturday, October 13th, in the tropical city of Miami, Florida. This year, the ADSF has brought various events to the table which has gathered the interest of dancers from all across the world. First of all, two World Championships of the World DanceSport Federation are sanctioned to take place here in the United States. Dancers of the Senior I Standard and Latin categories will have the chance to fight for the title that names them the best of the best. Actually, the American DanceSport Festival has sanctioned various World Championships each year since its first year of operations in 2016.