Sunday, 16 October 2011

Holland Masters 2011, B-Class Adults Standard – Papendal

This is probably the best competition we ever danced. The end result was a 2nd place in the B-class adults in a strong field of 17 couples. We danced a good first round and were placed directly in the Semi-finals in the top 8 couples. We were very pleased with this result. The Semi-Final was even better and we were hoping to reach the Finals. This was not going to be easy because the top three couples of this class were present. They called the couples to the floor for the Final, in a random order and we were the first to step on the floor. A friend recorded our Semi-Final and from this we learned a lot. We could make some adjustments in the Final. We end in 2nd ,place beating the top three couples of the class. Our weekend was top. This was a good training for the Benelux Championships next week where we will go for good dancing again because this result can not be repeated. A video of our Final will be published tomorrow. Thank you to Herman and Michèle Lak for the coaching.

Dit was waarschijnlijk de beste competitie die we ooit hebben gedanst. We eindigen op de 2de plaats uit een veld van 17 paren. In de 1ste ronde hebben we goed gedanst en we plaatsen ons onmiddellijk bij de beste 8 paren. Hier waren we blij mee. De Halve Finale was nog beter en we hoopten de Finale te bereiken. Dit zou echter niet makkelijk zijn daar de top drie paren uit de B-klasse aanwezig waren. De Finale paren werden in willekeurige volgorde opgeroepen en wij waren de eersten om de dansvloer te betreden. Een vriendin van het team heeft onze Halve Finale opgenomen en dit heeft ons toch heel wat inzicht gegeven. We hebben ons kunnen aanpassen voor de finale. We eindigen op de 2de plaats en verslagen we de top drie paren van onze klasse. Ons weekend kan niet meer stuk. Dit is tevens een goede training voor het Benelux Kampioenschap volgende week, waar we terug gaan voor goed dansen, een resultaat zoals deze week is zo goed als onmogelijk. Een video van onze finale zal morgen worden gepubliceerd. Hartelijk dank aan Herman en Michèle Lak voor het coachen.

Filip Demuinck Kristel PardonFoto from Edwin Verwoerd (Pingreply)


Previous competition article: Video of our last ballroom competition, Oldenzaal

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13 comments:

  1. Congratulations you two! Enjoyed the video! I only got a bronze medal !!

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  2. Kristel's costume is lovely also. COngratulations! I remembered you telling this group's much tougher but you did it!

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  3. Looking forward to see the video too!

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  4. Congratulations to both of you! I hope you are very pleased with your performance and placing next week also.

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  5. wow..u r a dancer?? congratulations to both of you too!!

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  6. Congratulations for the second place ! Gorgeous ! Amazing ! Have a nice week.

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  7. Congratulations! Glad you enjoyed~

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  8. Great photo and a huge congratulations! Very proud and looking forward to seeing some more dancing pictures :)

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  9. Congratulations, this picture is awesome!
    Re your comment: that Cathedral of Aachen in my post is in "Aachen", a German city ( I guess it's near Holland board).
    Hugs
    Léia

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  10. Herzlichen Glückwunsch....ihr seid ein tolles Paar...
    LG: Karin

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  11. WOW! Clap, clap, clap!! Congratulations. You both look very elegant.

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  12. Your blog remembers me when I went to a casting to this kind of reality shows,I would like to have the chance of read more about it because I really enjoy this kind of lectures !

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