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IDSF OPEN WORLD RANKING TOURNAMENT IN SINGAPORE

BLACKPOOL DETAIL RESULTS
The detail results for the Blackpool Dance Festival are now available in our Blackpool section.

TORNSBERG RETIRES
After 15 years of competitive dancing, Allan Tornsberg announced his retirement from his competitive career after the Professional Latin Finals. Upon the announcement Allan received a standing ovation from the audience. In gratitude to the audience's appreciation and support, Allan performed his last rumba as a competitor in Blackpool's Winter Garden. His partner, Serena Lecca Danza however will continue her competitive carreer.

HAAPALAINEN & SUUTARI WINS PROFESSIONAL LATIN BLACKPOOL CHAMPIONSHIP
Jukka Haapalainen & Sirpa Suutari
retakes the 2001 British Professional Latin Championship from Bryan Watson and Carmen by winning three of the five dances. For more details, please visit our Blackpool pages.

NEW BLACKPOOL AMATEUR LATIN CHAMPION CROWNED
Since last year's Champions have split up and turned professional, this year's Championship title was up for grabs. Andrej Skufca & Katarina Venturini became the Champion by coming first in four of the five dances. For further results please see our Blackpool pages.
Another interesting fact to note is that two couples from Asia manage to qualify into the first round after dancing the first two qualifying rounds. They are Alan & Irene Young from Hong Kong and Takafumi Osaka & Yukiko Sasaki from Japan.

BLACKPOOL DANCE FESTIVAL
As you are all aware, the Blackpool Dance Festival is drawing near. This year, we are sending our own reporter to Blackpool who is dedicated to bring you first hand results and news about the festival. Keep your bookmark fix on our Blackpool special.

DANCERS' CORNER
In order to encourage and facilitate our visitors to interact with each other, we have newly created the "Dancer's Corner" - a place where you can exchange ideas and comments on all kinds of dance related topics, whether it is about the technicality of a dance step, finding a partner, debating on a hot topic or even gossips of the dance community. Come and join us now.

SINGAPORE IDSF OPEN RESULTS
The results for the 2nd ADSA Singapore Open DanceSport Championships (IDSF Open World Ranking Tournament) are now available at our results page. Jacky Lin & Tina Liu from Chinese Taipei came fifth in the IDSF Latin Open category. Hong Kong's Alan & Irene Young came in 10th place. Stephen So & Connie Cheng (Hong Kong) also got into the semi-final of the IDSF Standard category and came 13th. Also congratulations to Roger Kwa & Marion Mou from Singapore who came 6th in the final of the Latin section.
For those who have missed being there to witness the Championships, we have good news. You can log on to Singtel Magix Broadband service to view the delayed webcast of the entire event sometime in the near future. Once the date is finalised, we will inform you here.


2nd ADSA Singapore Open DanceSport Championships (IDSF Open World Ranking Tournament) will be held on Saturday, 14 April 2001 at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall. The following are the competitors from Greater China: Lin Chia-Hsun & Pien Hsing-Hua (Chinese Taipei), Jacky Lin & Tina Liu (Chinese Taipei), Stephen So & Connie Cheng (Hong Kong), Charles Tung & Raina Lam (Hong Kong), Alan Young & Irene Young (Hong Kong), Lai Kim Ching & Flora Lam (Hong Kong ), Nelson Lee & Angie Bup (Hong Kong), Bill Chan & Pat Chan (Hong Kong). Also competing at Andrej Skufca & Katarina Venturini from Slovenia, Joshua Keefe & Daniella Miller from Australia and Kazuki Sugaya & Ikuyo Ozaki from Japan. For more information please visit ADSA's official Website at http://home3.pacific.net.sg/~adsasing/.

WORLD GAMES AT AKITA
The DanceSport competition, an official Medal Sport at the Games, will be held on Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th in the Municipal Gymnasium in Akita. The confirmed list of athletes that will participate in the 2001 World Games held in Akita has been published by IDSF Press Secretary. (Note: changes are possible) The following couples will represent the Greater China area:

Latin Kevin LIN & Betty LIAO Chinese Taipei
Standard Peter CHEN Tiffany LEE Chinese Taipei
SO Chin Hong, Stephen & CHENG Kong Hung Hong Kong
WEI Wei & GUO Yage P. R. China

The criterions of this choice were:

  • result of the last World Championship
  • IDSF World Ranking List
  • athletes from all continents should be represented

For the full list please visit IDSF website.

DANCESCAPE.TV
We are excited to announce that we are now affiliated with dancescape.TV. This means that you will be able to view dance shows, fashion shows, online dance tutorials and more RIGHT HERE with a click of a button! Dancescape.TV is now broadcasting live video streams of Bryan Watson & Carmen in a World Premier from Monaco and a special ballroom dance fashion show sponsored by ChrisAnne, featuring costumes and dresses modeled on the fashion runways of London by Jonathan Crossley & Kylie Jones, William Pino & Alessandra Bucciarelli, Alan Tornsberg & Carmen, and may more guest star. Don't miss this internet television world premiere! Please visit our TV section for more details.

 

ROBERTO AND MICHELLE SPLIT
Roberto Villa and Michelle Barry have announced that they are terminating their partnership with immediate effect, although both intend to continue their dancing careers.

 

CHRISANNE DANCEWEAR 2001
Visit our Chrisanne page to view the 2001 Chrisanne Dancewear collection

UNITED KINGDOM CHAMPIONSHIPS 2001
The results of the United Kingdom Championships 2001 are starting to come in. Please check on our results page for the most up to date results.

 


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