Posts tagged ‘standard’

These are the videos from the finals of the 2010 IDSF Amateur World Standard Championships, which took place in Wetzlar, Germany on Saturday, November 27th, 2010. The videos are in German, but if you watch them enough times (like me!), then you actually start to understand most of what they’re saying!!! The first video begins […]

Anna and Giampiero, who are currently ranked #3 in the U.S.A., and just recently came in 5th in the Open Professional Standard final at Blackpool, will be coaching at SuperShag in Boston on August 13th-14th, 2010! They will be teaching private lessons all day Friday, and giving three 45-minute workshops on Saturday, from 1-4pm. Workshop […]

This is sort of a tribute to Mirko & Alessia post… For those dancers out there who have been living under a rock *wink*, Mirko & Alessia were 4-time consecutive World Ballroom Dance Champions, from 2005 to 2008, when they both retired. They have both since returned to dancing, albeit separately. Interesting aside: Mirko Gozzoli is currently dancing […]

I made a sort of last minute decision to go compete at Manhattan, and gosh am I glad that I did! It’s late at night, and I’m exhausted, so I’ll have to save the verbose story telling for another post, but suffice to say that I feel that I learned a lot from the experience […]

Lyrical/Standard Fusion

May 9th, 2010

As I was writing the last post about Lyrical, I was also talking to a new friend, who also dances Standard, on Facebook. We were talking about practicing, and I was recounting one of the random ways I practice standard when I have the floor all to myself for an hour before lyrical on Fridays. […]

Dear Dance Diary

May 6th, 2010

Dear Diary, I had a wonderful time tonight! I had a private with Anatoli, which went very well. I told myself before the lesson to not care about doing well, but to just go dance and have fun. To ‘Just Do It!‘ And for the most part, it worked. I danced *much* better than last […]

I was lucky enough to watch Mirko & Edita perform last Saturday night at the 2010 MIT Open Ballroom Competition! This video isn’t from that night, but it is the same routine they performed for their Waltz, which I felt was very beautiful. My friends and I have been talking a lot about the meaning […]

Dear Dance Diary

April 23rd, 2010

Dear Dance Diary, I had an amazing lesson today. I danced Viennese Waltz like never I’ve never danced it before! I was actually getting a little bit frightened because we were dancing so fast, and moving across the floor so much with each measure! It put a huge grin on my face, which hasn’t entirely […]

Here’s the video and some pictures from the showcase Erik and I performed on April 10th, 2010 at SuperShag. We danced an Open International Waltz to the theme from the movie Papillon (which I have never seen, but Erik liked it a lot). Watch the Video in a Window

Here are Arunas Bizokas & Katusha Demidova performing a Waltz at the World Super Stars Dance Festival in Japan, 2008… I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! ^__^