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IDSF ASIAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
The IDSF Asian Pacific Championship Results are now available! All 4 Chinese Taipei Couples managed to secure a placing in the finals (Peter Chen & Tiffany Lee, Su Chin-Yang & Wang Chen-Ni, Kevin Lin & Batty Liao, Michael Wang & Lily Chao) and Hong Kong's Mok Chi Keung & Law Kam Yau came 6th in the Standard final.

WILLIAM TURN PRO
William Pino and Alessandra Bucciarelli
having won the World Amateur Standard Championship by taking the 1st place in all 5 dances at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England, announced that they are turning professional. Results of the Championship is now available.

BACK ONLINE
We're back.
After being offline for 2 weeks due to our provider going out of business, we have now moved to a bigger and better server. Once we have sorted out all the mess due to the move, we will keep on providing the most updated news to you. Keep checking back to our site since there will be a hugh amount of news being updated!

IDSF INFORMATION
New information on International DanceSport Federation (IDSF) events are now available at our site. The latest IDSF World Ranking list has been updated as of 1st November 1999. The results for the IDSF World Latin Championships and the IDSF Asian Championships are now available at our results page.

RESCHEDULE OF TAIWAN CHAMPIONSHIP
The 1st Asian Ten Dance Championships and 6th Asian Pacific Championships that was canceled due to the earthquakes in Taiwan have been rescheduled to 18-19 December 1999. For more information please contact your local IDSF member association.

NEW WORLD PROFESSIONAL LATIN CHAMPION
One of the major achievements in a professional Latin dancer's career is perhaps to win the title of the World Professional Latin Champion. On 31st October, Bryan Watson and Carmen  reached the most signficant milestone of their new partnership by winning the 1999 World Professional Latin Championship.  For more results, please check out our results page.

ELSA WELLS RESULTS
Elsa Wells International Championships
(1999), one of the major focus on a dancer's calendar, was completed on 14 October 1999.  If you want to know how well your favorite couple did, please check out our results page.

NEW POSTER CALENDARS
Please visit our mall to view the latest collection of the millennium dance calendar/posters.

LATEST DANCE PRODUCTS
The 2nd issue of the newsletter "Spoiled for Choice!" from Inball is now available.

FIRST ANNIVERSARY
Thank you for all your support over the past year. It has been a year since we have launched this website. Keep your comments coming and we will try our best to provide the best dance news service for the Greater China
area.

 

COMPETITIONS CANCELLED DUE TO EARTHQUAKE
Owing to the occurrence of the massive earthquake in Taiwan last week, the 1st Asian Ten Dance Championships and 6th Asian Pacific Championships which is due to be held on 9-10 October in Taipei has been cancelled.

The results of the US Open Dance Championship 1999 are now available in our results page!

 

HOLGER RETIRES
At the 13th German Open Championship, Holger Nitsche and Charlotte Egstrand announced their retirement from competitions due to Holger's constant problems with his back. Holger will put all his effort into the teaching side while Charlotte is looking for a new partner and hopes to be back on the floor as soon as possible. 

PAUL AND KARYNA SPLITS
After one year of successful partnership between Paul Killick and Karyna Kylkova and gaining second place in the British Open Professional Latin Championship, Paul and Karyna are on the move again! Paul will be dancing with Hanna Kartunnen.

NEWLY WEDS
Congratulations to Jukka Haapalainen and Sirpa Suutari, the current reigning British Open Professional Latin Champions, who have recently tied their knots in Finland.

 


DANCESPORT COACH'S CONGRESS SUCCESS
The
1st ADSF DanceSport Coach's Congress was successfully completed in Singapore on 2 August 1999. There were more than 70 people from all around Asia attending the event. The Congress was divided into two major sections. The first section consisted of two lectures given by Paul and Dorna Richardson and Alan Shingler respectively which can only be attended by the members of ADSF, was more serious and focused on giving training pointers to the "to-be® coaches. The second section which concentrated on the latest trends in Ballroom and Latin-American dancing and given by William Pino and Michael Wentink assisted by Beata respectively was more carefree. It was however much enjoyed by the audience and each received a standing ovation at the conclusion of their topic! The Congress was sure a complete success!

LION CITY RESULTS
One of the major dance events held in Asia this year, the 12th Lion City International DanceSport Championships, was concluded in Singapore on 1 August 1999. It was truly an international event with entries from all around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Italy, England, Russia, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong. Want to know how did your favorite couple do? Please see our results page. Check out the Lion City Competition as covered in the local newspaper the Straits Times.

COACH'S CONGRESS DETAILS
The 1st ADSF DanceSport Coach's Congress will be held in Singapore on Monday, 2 August 1999. After attending the four lectures presented by South Africa's Michael Wentink assisted by Beata, England's Alan Shingler assisted by Donna Shingler and Paul Richardson assisted by Lorna Dawson, the participants can ask their respective associations to apply for a DanceSport Coach Category C (National License).

GRAND PRIX RESULTS
The '99 DanceSport Grand Prix in Shizuoka held in Japan has been successfully completed. Results are now available on our site.

GRANDPRIX ATTENDANCE
This coming weekend is an eventful one for many in Greater China. A number of athletes and adjudicators from Hong Kong and Taiwan will be traveling to Shizuoka, Japan to participate in the '99 DanceSport Grand Prix in Shizuoka on 18th July. This event is organised by the Japan DanceSport Federation and is open to all Asian competitors.

Hong Kong Chinese Taipei
Lai Kim-Ching/Lam Chau-Ha (Latin) Peter Chen/Tiffany Lee (Standard) 
Lee Po-Wah/Bup Lai-Hung (Latin) Liao Su-Chuan/Liao Mei-Hui (Standard) 
Chan Kin-Piu/Mak Siu-Fan (Latin) Chin-Uang SU/Chan-Ni Wang (Standard)
Alan Young/Irene Young (Latin) Michael Wang/Lily Chao (Latin) 
Helena Ho (Adjudicator) Mary Yeh (Adjudicator)

 

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ADSF RANKING LIST
The NEW official Asian DanceSport Federation (ADSF) Asian Ranking List is now published! Please got to our results page to see details. Please note that the list sets outs the
ranking status of the Asian competitors as at  December 1998.

 

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MARCUS AND KAREN RETIRES
At the team match of the Blackpool competitions on 30 May 1999, Bill Irvine announced  the retirement of renowned professional couple, Marcus and Karen Hilton (M.B.E.)) from the competition floor and they will not be competing in the British professional modern championships to be held on Friday, 4 June 1999.

BLACKPOOL INFO
Keep your eyes glued to our "Blackpool page". We will bring you the results of the 1999 Blackpool competition results as soon as we can after each competition during the period from 28 May to 4 June.

NEW ARTICLES SECTION
Please visit our brand new "Articles" Page. This page contains interesting articles for each dance lover! You are also welcome to send us your own views and thoughts or anything dance-related. Please send to your contributions to articles@mai.com.hk

LION CITY ONLINE REGISTRATION AND VIDEO TAPES
Don't miss this! One of the most prestigious dance event in the Asia Pacific, The 12th Lion City International DanceSport Championship, is coming on 1 August 1999. This grand competition is held in Singapore annually and attracts dancers from all over the world. On-line entry forms are now available.
Video of the exciting 11th Lion City International DanceSport Championship, featuring some of the region's & world's best dancers, including the World Professional Latin Dance Champions, Hans Galke & Bianca Schreiber, is now available. For more information please contact sales@mai.com.hk.

FIRST MIX AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION
The first mixed event for Amateurs and Professionals is scheduled to be held on 8th June 1999 in Las Vegas. This invitational competition will be participated by both amateur and professional couples. This is the first ever event in which competitors from both the IDSF and the WD&DSC will be competing on the same dance floor.

Sandro & HannaSANDRO AND HANNA SPLIT
Another Split in the top professional Latin ranks. Sandro Cavallini & Hanna Kartunnen will be going their separate ways. Sandro announced during their show in Hong Kong on 1st May that it was their last show together. Both of them will continue to be dancing and are looking for partners.

 

WORLD RANKING LIST UPDATED
The International DanceSport Federation (IDSF) Computer World Ranking List has been updated as of 1st May 1999. Please visit our results page.

DANCESPORT ON TV
It's time to stay glued to the television, after the French Open Grandprix shown on the Sports channel of cable TV on 30th March, a program called "Strictly DanceSport" will be shown on Star Sports Channel on the 7th April 1999 from 7:00p.m. to 7:30pm. (Hong Kong time).


ANOTHER PARTNERSHIP SPLITS
It is always sad to witness the split up of a successful partnership. After the splitting of Donnie & Gaynor and Alan & Carmen, another well know couple, Bryan Watson & Karen Hardy, have also decided to split up and pursue their own interest. Reliable sources reveal that Bryan has now paired up with Carmen.

Donnie Burns & Gaynor FairweatherPARTNERSHIPS SPLIT
Donnie Burns and Gaynor Fairweather
, the 14 times Undefeated World Professional Latin American Champions just ended their long term partnership. Donnie intends to dance with his girlfriend Nicole Hansen from Switzerland for shows only, Gaynor will be looking for another partner to compete again.

Allan Tornsberg and Carmen have also decided to split. They try to form two new partnerships and start to compete as soon as possible. Allan Tornsberg will be dancing with Serena Danza.

ADJUDICATOR LIST
The International DanceSport Federation (IDSF) licensed adjudicator list for Greater China is now available on our site.

WORLD GAMES
The International DanceSport Federation (IDSF) DanceSport event within the next World Games will take place at the Akita City Gymnasium on Friday, 24th and Saturday 25th of August 2001.

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ASIA PACIFIC RANKING COMPETITION
The next International DanceSport Federation (IDSF) ranking competition to be held in Asia Pacific, IDSF International Open Latin and IDSF International Open Standard
  will be held in Tokyo, Japan on the 21st of March 1999. Please contact your respective IDSF member association for further details.

ADSF MEMBER OF GAASF
Asian DanceSport Federation (ADSF)
got full recognition from and became a new member of GAASF (General Association of Asian Sports Federations) on 16 December 1998. 

DANCESPORT IN ASIAN SPORTS FESTIVAL
DanceSport has been confirmed as a program sport for the 2nd GAASF Games (Asian Sports Festival) in China in the year 2000.


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