Recap | UCWDC World Championships

What a week! The UCWDC World Championships wrapped up about half past midnight local time on Saturday night (or Sunday morning, technically). In addition to crowning a new Classic Masters World Champion, Saturday night brought repeat performances by many of the new World Champions from the entire week, a showdance by Marc Davidson and Sylvie Raymond (winners of five consecutive UCWDC Showcase Masters World Championships and two consecutive UCWDC Classic Masters World Championships) and a live performance by country music artist, Eric Heatherly.

A total of 10 couples competed in the Classic Masters event. Last year’s winners, Sloane Hansen and Bernadette Carmichael, did not reclaim their Classic Masters World Champion title. They came in second place with Mike Wagner and Satu Ketellapper taking the title for 2019. They’ll need to keep an eye out for Newell Defreest and Rachel Mercedes next year, as they earned the right to move up to Masters after winning the World Champion title in Classic Open Division I.

Thursday and Friday were just as exciting. The teams competing on Thursday evening ranged from three people to more than 10. There were six different categories, a mix of partner dance and line dance events, that the teams could enter. Giving Dance Dancesport, a co-ed team, appeared on the floor most frequently, entering five out of six events, including the Cabaret heat with an ABBA-themed routine! 

On Friday, Chris and Emily Bailey held onto their Showcase Masters title for the third year in a row. Even though they told FloDance last year that they just dance for the joy of it, their commitment to their craft and their partnership was clear on the dance floor. Their dancing confidently, but without arrogance, stated, “We are the champions.”

The highlight of the week for me was the Line Dance Male and Female Superstars events on Friday. The two men and four women just blew me away with their skill and creativity. Marlon Ronkes and Emily Bouchonville are the 2019 World Champions in this division.

Congratulations to all of the competitors at the UCWDC Worlds this year! It was this dancer’s first time getting to watch the event, and you all put on an amazing show. Good luck with your competitions through the rest of the year and hope to see y’all at Worlds 28!

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.

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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!