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2018 WDSF GrandSlam Latin Helsinki

Sep 17, 2018

The GrandSlam Latin Series 2017 concluded with the “Showdown in Shanghai,” the invitational Final danced at the Luwan Stadium in early December. It was marked by a huge surprise: the absence of the Series’ dominators – Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, MDA. The couple had won every single leg but decided not to contest the last title in play for 2017. Instead, they announced that they would continue their careers in the Professional Division. The GrandSlam Final ended up being a very closely fought battle between the couples considered to be the likely successors to Gabriele and Anna: Armen Tsaturyan - Svetlana Gudyno, RUS, and Marius-Andrei Balan - Khrystyna Moshenska, GER. It was a margin of only two decimal points that made the difference in the end between Marius-Andrei and Khrystyna in first and Armen and Svetlana in second. These two couples face off for the first time this year in the inaugural leg of the GrandSlam Series in Helsinki, FIN. Both come off wins at prestigious World Opens in January and February: the Germans won Pforzheim, GER, and the Russians Copenhagen, DEN, and Lisbon, POR. An 8-camera production in High Definition covering the decisive stages of the GrandSlam Standard Helsinki. With full graphics but without commentary. The programme is made up of four parts: the full-length semi-final, interviews with the finalists, the full-length final and interviews with the medallists. Approximately 90-minutes running time. The quarterfinal will be the bonus feature. Produced by the WDSF Communications team in collaboration with the host broadcaster YLE and the Finnish DanceSport Federation. All music in the early rounds by Casa musica >