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 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.
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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.
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
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
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
Please visit our mall to view the latest
collection of the millennium dance calendar/posters.
The 2nd issue of the newsletter "Spoiled for Choice!"
is now available.
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.
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
is due to be held on 9-10 October in Taipei has been cancelled.
results of the US Open Dance Championship
1999 are now available in our results
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.
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
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
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!
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 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).
The '99 DanceSport Grand Prix in Shizuoka
held in Japan has been successfully completed. Results
are now available on our site.
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.
Kim-Ching/Lam Chau-Ha (Latin)
Chen/Tiffany Lee (Standard)
Po-Wah/Bup Lai-Hung (Latin)
Su-Chuan/Liao Mei-Hui (Standard)
Kin-Piu/Mak Siu-Fan (Latin)
SU/Chan-Ni Wang (Standard)
Young/Irene Young (Latin)
Wang/Lily Chao (Latin)
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pleased to announce that as of today, we are the official CD distributor
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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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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.
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
and the WD&DSC
will be competing on the same dance floor.
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.
RANKING LIST UPDATED
The International DanceSport
Federation (IDSF) Computer World Ranking List has
been updated as of 1st May 1999. Please visit our results
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 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.
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.
DanceSport Federation (IDSF) licensed adjudicator
list for Greater China is now available on our site.
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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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.
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.
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.