News Archive 2001
WORLD RANKING TOURNAMENT IN SINGAPORE
The detail results for the Blackpool Dance Festival are now available
in our Blackpool section.
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.
& 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.
AMATEUR LATIN CHAMPION CROWNED
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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:
LIN & Betty LIAO
CHEN Tiffany LEE
Chin Hong, Stephen & CHENG Kong Hung
Wei & GUO Yage
of this choice were:
- result of
the last World Championship
- IDSF World
from all continents should be represented
For the full
list please visit IDSF
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.
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.
Visit our Chrisanne page
to view the 2001 Chrisanne Dancewear collection
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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