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On Saturday 7 October, dance enthusiasts were treated to the very best in dancesport when the World Championships U21 Latin was held. Here you could experience the rising stars from all over the world, who delivered first-class performances full of dynamism, energy and a will to fight for the highest places.
Bendixen Dans’ couple made a formidable effort and represented the club in the best way possible in Brno. At the World Championships, Dimitru & Melissa made an excellent effort and danced their way to the final where they won bronze medals. This is the couple’s second U21 championship medal this year. Lucas & Amalie also put in a strong performance at the World Championships, placing 35th out of the 83 couples strong field.
One of the highlights was of course the U21 final where Dimitru and Melissa had to dance solo rumba and jive. Below we see a reel from the solo rumba.
On the same day, the World Open Standard was held where the Bendixen dancers were also successful. Alexander & Mie danced their way to a great 7th place. With this, they improved their result from last year’s competition in Brno by 4 places, and this time they were only 1 point from the final. The young couple, Tobias & Aleksandra, who are still competing in the youth U19 category, tried this day to compete in the adult category. Here they impressed by achieving a impressive 28th place. Pavel & Charlotte completed Bendixen Dans’ success by taking an also great 38th place in the strong international field.
Sunday once again offered bronze medals for Bendixen Dans, as Tobias & Aleksandra continued their successful weekend by dancing their way to 3rd place in the Youth Open Standard. With this, the couple win their 7th international medal this year alone.
Lucas & Amalie and Pavel & Charlotte both participated this day in the adult latin category, World Open Latin. The line-up of adult latin was exceptionally strong this year, with a total of 101 couples registered. Both couples danced well. Lucas & Amalie danced their way to a 31st place just outside the quarter-finals, while Pavel & Charlotte ended up on the 52nd place.
We look forward to following our dancers’ continued journey and success in future competitions and championships. Several of the couples will already be on the floor again this coming weekend in Rotterdam, where the Holland Masters, European Championships Youth Standard and World Championships Senior 4 Standard will be danced.