Thursday, 15 August 2013

German Open 2013 – International Dance Sport Festival, Stuttgart

The German Open Championships dancing have started and this is a world class event. For the tenth year in a row the event is held in the Stuttgarter Liederhalle. There are competitions in all age classes for amateurs and professionals. This is the biggest dance event in the world with more than 5.000 participating couples.

On Saturday the Preciosa WDSF Grandslam Standard final and the World Championship Boogie Woogie will be broadcasted live via SWR and Eurosport 2. As Ballroom dancers our interest goes mainly out to the Standard competitions.

We loved the professional event on Tuesday won by Mirko Gozzoli and Edita Daniute. They were in a continuous battle with the newly professionals Benedetto Ferruggia and Claudia Koehler. Both couples were so eager that they had to be reminded of the rules of fairplay by the chairmen. The entertainment level was extremely high and the public went crazy.

The second evening we were into a surprise when Stefano Bernardini and Stefania Martellini won from the World Champions Tassilo Lax and Sabine Lax in the Senior I age class. We are already looking forward to next year when we will dance in the Senior I. On lower level off course.

Below you find some pictures and impressions of WDSF Grandslam Latin 1st round and the Adult Rising Star Standard 2nd round. We also added a video of the Slowfox Professional Final recorded by the WDSF.

De German Open Championships dansen zijn aangevangen en dit is een wereldklasse tornooi. Voor het tiende jaar op rij wordt dit evenement in de Liederhalle te Stuttgart gehouden. Er zijn competities in alle leeftijdscategorieën voor amateurs en profs. Dit is het grootste dansevenement ter wereld met meer als 5.000 deelnemende wedstrijdparen.

Op zaterdag zal de Preciosa WDSF Grandslam Standard finale en het wereldkampioenschap Boogie Woogie rechtstreeks worden uitgezonden door SWR en Europsport 2. Als standaard ballroom dansers gaat onze interesse het meest uit naar de standaard wedstrijden.

We waren sterk onder de indruk van de PD Professionals op dinsdag, gewonnen door Mirko Gozzoli en Edita Daniute. Zij waren in een voortdurend gevecht met de het nieuw gestarte professionele paar Benedetto Ferruggia en Claudia Koehler. Beide paren waren zo gedreven dat ze herinnerd werden aan de fairplay regels. Het entertainment gehalte was extreem hoog en het publiek werd wild. 

De tweede avond kregen we een verrassing van formaat wanneer Stefano Bernardini en Stefania Martellini wonnen van de huidige wereldkampioenen Tassilo Lax en Sabine Lax in de Senior I leeftijdsklasse. We kijken al uit naar volgend jaar wanneer wij in deze klasse zullen dansen. Op een lager niveau wel te verstaan. 

Hieronder vind je enkele foto´s en impressies van de 1ste ronde WDSF Grandslam Latin en de 2de ronde Adults Rising Star Standard. We hebben ook een video toegevoegd van de Slowfow Professional Finale opgenomen door de WDSF. 
 
GOC 2013

GOC 2013 Alte Reithalle

GOC 2013 Adults Rising Star Standard

GOC 2013 Adults Rising Star Standard

GOC 2013 Adults Rising Star Standard

GOC 2013 Adults Rising Star Standard

GOC 2013 Adults Rising Star Standard

GOC 2013 Adults Rising Star Standard

GOC 2013 Grandslam Latin

GOC 2013 Grandslam Latin

GOC 2013 Grandslam Latin

GOC 2013 Grandslam Latin

GOC 2013 Grandslam Latin

GOC 2013 Grandslam Latin

GOC 2013 Grandslam Latin



 
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19 comments:

  1. Hi Filip, wow... very spectacular pictures and they are really beautiful and gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Have a great week ahead.

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  2. Human swans gliding:-)



    Aloha

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  3. Bijzonder mooi in beeld gebracht..... complimenten hiervoor.

    Groetjes, Joop

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  4. Marvelous photos of all these colorful dancers. Great capture !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  5. I am so glad you will be dancing again, then I will be seeing YOU in the competition pictures. This building is lovely. And also it is fun looking at the dancers' expressions. Some are having lots of fun and just dancing for fun. Others are stressed out and trying very hard.

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  6. Beautiful shots and so excited to see more of you and Kristel doing this!

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  7. Prachtige impressie van dit evenement Filip!
    Weet nog dat mijn moeder voor de buis zat gekluisterd :-)
    Prachtige ,mooie sportmensen laat je hier zien.
    Veel plezier en veel succes :)

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  8. Great action shots Filip! How could you be there without participating?
    Greetings from Geneva,
    Pia

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  9. Wow. Beautiful! Love the gowns.

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  10. Wonderful pictures. I think these are the very professional job.
    I was already thinking that you are completely left the dance hobby.
    But next year you will have better compete in the Senior I class.
    LWish you lots of wonderful exercises !

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  11. Magnifiques tous ces couples!!!! quelle élégance! très beau reportage photo!!!! Bisous

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  12. They all look beautiful. Well captured look forward to seeing you both next year 'dancing'.

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  14. So graceful! Good luck next year!

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  15. really good pics Filip! one could read the concentration on their faces...well done!

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