Midway Updates of the UCWDC World Champs

Let’s dance, y’all! The 2019 Country Dance World Championships are well underway at the Grand Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Don’t forget, if you’re not able to be there physically, you can be a virtual spectator via live stream on FloDance.

That’s how I’ve been enjoying the country vibes from my couch in Southern California. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the events so far:

New Year’s Eve day of competition consisted of ProAm Classic Male and Female Newcomer and Syllabus events. Students and their teachers danced triple two, polka, nightclub, cha-cha, waltz, two-step, east coast swing, and west coast swing. The eight dances weren’t done all at once though. The heats were set up so everyone danced their triple two before moving onto polka, etc. The dance floor was always filled with dancers, as these events receive some of the highest number of entries.

After greeting 2019 with dinner and dancing, the competition continued New Year’s Day with ProAm Classic Male and Female Novice and Juniors events. The ProAm events carried through Wednesday with the Intermediate and Advanced levels.

There’s always something special about ProAm events. Whether a Newcomer or Advanced, the student dancers put everything they have on the dance floor, not because it’s their job - because it’s their passion. They dance for the sheer joy of it, and you can see it in their faces. Their teacher partners match their dedication too. Some teachers danced with their multiple students in almost every single heat in a session!

The couples will be taking a break on Thursday to let the line dancers and team formations have a go heating up the dance floor. Then as we get closer to the weekend, we’ll find out if the returning champions can hold onto their titles in the Couples Classic and Showcase events. Stay tuned!

Evaldas Sodeika & Ieva Zukauskaite Win European Championship

The emotions that overwhelm a long-awaited victory flood in like a hurricane, taking over all sense in a single instant. This was clear once the last score for Evaldas Sodeika and Ieva Zukauskaite was projected onto the screen. The couple just stood there, hugging one another for quite some time. A moment such as this touches the hearts of all spectators, no matter whether they experience such an instance live or through the screen.

Favorites Win Latin European Cup & A Battle For Second Place

And Estonia secures yet another win under its belt: Konstantin Gorodilov and Dominika Bergmannova acquire one more competitive title here at the 2019 WDSF Latin European Cup!

Evaldas Sodeika & Ieva Zukauskaite Go For Gold At WDSF European Champs

We are awaiting a fantastic weekend here in Latvia as FloDance gets ready to stream the 9th Annual Salaspils Open International DanceSport Competition. This Saturday, May 11, FloDance will be there highlighting two major annual events of the World DanceSport Federation! 

2019 WDSF European Cup To Crown New Latin Champions

We told you that there was more in store! This Saturday, May 11, 2019, will not only be the date of the WDSF Standard European Championship, but also the WDSF Latin European Cup! 

Edgars Linis & Eliza Ancane Of Latvia Win World Open Gold

Hasta la vista, Spain! Iberica DanceSport has officially come to a close here in Cambrils, and it was quite the weekend, indeed. The Standard World Open concluded just yesterday and the results are in.

2019 WDSF World Open Latin Competition Packed With Excitement

The highly anticipated Latin WDSF World Open has just concluded here in Cambrils, Spain, and all we can say is that is was HOT! 

American Duo Highlights Standard World Open in Cambrils

This Sunday, April 21, 2019, Iberica DanceSport will host the WDSF Standard World Open in Cambrils, Spain. 

Off To Spain We Go For The WDSF World Open Latin & Standard

We find ourselves in Cambrils, Spain, awaiting the upcoming WDSF World Open Latin and Standard events here at Iberica DanceSport. The beautiful world of dance has competitors traveling to all ends of the earth to experience a thrill like no other: the adrenaline that kicks in from the rush of true DanceSport competition.

Boots and Bling: Recap of the 2019 Calgary Dance Stampede

Howdy y'all! It’s amazing how much dancing you can fit into one weekend. Along with three days of competition, Calgary Dance Stampede filled five different rooms with ongoing workshops. Day or night, there was dancing to be had.

Get Ready For the 2019 Calgary Dance Stampede

Dust off your boots, ladies and gentlemen, because Canada’s largest and longest running country, West Coast swing, and line dance event is almost here!