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

Unlike the WDSF Adult Standard or Latin World Championships where two couples from each representing country may attend, the Ten Dance World Championship allows only one couple to compete for any representing country. Last year, this event was hosted in Marseille, France on the 8th of October. 36 couples participated, with Germany taking the Gold. Dumitru Doga and Sarah Ertmer were crowned the champions but will not be coming back this year for another shot at the title. The couple has not competed in any Latin nor Ten Dance WDSF events since the Ten Dance Championship of 2017.  They instead have focused now on the Standard division alone. This makes room for another German couple to take up representation: Jan Janzen and Vitalina Bunina.

Will Last Year’s Runner-Up Couple Take the Lead?

The Vice-Champions of last year were Winson Tam and Anastasia Novikova of Canada. They have been rising event after event and are one of the youngest couples currently to be at the heights of WDSF competition in both the Standard and Latin divisions. In Standard, they are ranked 23rd in the World by the WDSF Ranking List and 17th in Latin. This may very well be their second Ten Dance World Champion title of their careers. Back in 2014, they took the Under 21 Ten Dance World Champion title when the event was held in their representing country of Canada in the city of Vancouver. Now, they can very well secure the Gold once again, but this time in Warsaw in the Adult division.

Russia in the Game

We will also keep an eye out for the Russian representatives, last year’s bronze medalists Evgeny Sveridonov and Angelina Barkova. In 2015, they actually became the Under 21 Ten Dance World Champions when the event took place in Riga, Latvia. They may certainly give Winson and Anastasia a run for their money here in Warsaw. 

Sibling Rivalry to Play a Part

Last but not least, we have a bit of sibling rivalry soon to take place! Errol and Ami Williamson are a brother-sister ten dance duo representing the United States of America. They will be going against their brother Earle Williamson, dancing with Veronika Myshko, representing the country of Ukraine. It’s hard to say whether or not the rivalry will aid in the performances of these two couples, kicking in the adrenaline for stand-out performances, or rather hindering the presentations of these dancers. Sometimes the support that having family with you brings is all you need to truly shine. We shall have to wait and see!

The Arena Ursynów will be the hosting site of this WDSF World Championship. Dance Sport Federation Poland, Poland’s official member body of the World DanceSport Federation is the organizing institute for this sanctioned Championship. FloDance will be streaming live this event this Saturday, November 11th, and we will all be awaiting the results – who will be crowned the new WDSF Adult Ten Dance World Champions this year?

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Multiyear Partnership With United Country Western Dance Council

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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.

New Level, New Devil: Unexpected Challenges We Face As We Advance

After winning a World title at the Closed Silver level in American Smooth last year, my teacher and I decided to skip Gold and move straight up to the Open division. A whole new world of possibilities opened up as the syllabus became just a starting point for our dancing, instead of the structure that our dancing had to fit into. Open presented the opportunity to be more creative and build routines that were more uniquely me.

New Year, Another Chance

The New Year has rolled in, bringing with it not only new dreams, goals, and expectations, but also a breath of fresh air for all those who aim to take great strides in the coming months, particularly the athletes of the DanceSport industry. Let’s take a closer look at what the New Year has in store for the dancers, audience members, and World DanceSport Federation as a whole.