Five Latin and five Standard dances continue as the mainstay in DanceSport. Each of these dances is performed to the
prescribed music and tempi by couples demonstrating not only proper technique but also poise, power, floor craft and
other criteria that reflect the quality of their dancing.
The five Latin dances are the Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive. With their heritage in Latin American (Samba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Rumba), Hispanic (Paso Doble) and American (Jive) cultures, they each have their distinguishing traits but coincide in expressiveness, intensity and energy.
Artistry, Athleticism, Technique ... And Aesthetics!
The aesthetic appeal of a sport can make for the fascination that induces someone to participate. And it is certainly one of the qualities drawing a spectator to watch. For those looking on, a sporting performance does not solely impress for its purpose or effectivity, it astonishes even more through the skill and the style with which it is delivered. While this holds true for just about any sport, it seems to be heightened considerably in some: in all those labelled as artistic. DanceSport - obviously belonging the genre too - is all about balancing the artistry of dance, which makes it so captivating, with the athleticism of sport. Athletes in DanceSport use the prescribed technique together with rhythmic interpretation to produce their performance. However, technical competence in itself does not necessarily constitute quality in DanceSport. While all athletes are challenged to demonstrate their perfect technique, it is the privilege of champions to combine it with artistry as well as outstanding athleticism in highly aesthetic performances. In order to determine these champions, the athletes match up against each other in fair competition on the dance floor, all seeking to demonstrate the perfect synthesis between technique, artistic skills and athleticism. In the course of a DanceSport competition athletes produce multiple performances of 90 to 120 seconds as they progress from one round to another. Typically, a couple making it to the final round performs five times five dances before the winners are declared. In Ten Dance: four times ten dances!
Latin or Standard dances are also programme for competitions held per discipline in Formation Dance. Teams made up of six to eight couples perform choreographed routines, demonstrating individual technique as well as synchronicity between the couples on the floor. They dance to their own music, a medley of the five Latin or Standard dances.
- WDSF - World DanceSport Federation
start: 2000/2001 at TSC im VfL Sindelfingen e.V. (TBW)
since 2006 at 1.TC Ludwigsburg e.V. (TBW)
current class: Adult S Latin
current league: 1.Bundesliga (premier league)
current ranking in Germany (couple): 31st (oct.2015)
live recordings - German Championships Formation - Bremen 2015:
6th - German Championships Formation (Semi-Final) - Bremen 2015
52nd - German Championships (first qualified) - Mühlheim/Ruhr 2015
5th - German Championships Formation (Semi-Final) - Ludwigsburg 2014
3rd - TBW Regional Championships (Final) - Mutlangen 2014
8th - TBW Regional Championships (Semi-Final) - Karlsruhe 2013
7th - German Championships Formation - Düsseldorf 2012
best south-german team in year: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
6th - 1.Bundesliga 2016
5th - 1.Bundesliga 2015
1st - 2.Bundesliga 2014
7th - 1.Bundesliga 2013
1st - 2.Bundesliga 2012
1st - Bärenherzpokal - Hofheim 2011
3rd - Donaucup - Vienna/Austria 2010
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