Zuvedra wins the 2011 World Latin Formation Championships

On December 2nd 2011, XS Latin A team flew to Vilnius in Lithuania for the 2011 World Latin Formation Championships.  The anticipation for this competition had been building for several months: the host team had prepared very hard for the competition but were to face stiff competition from the 2010 World Champions, Vera, from Russia and the 2009 World Champions, GGC Bremen, who had just convincingly won the German Nationals with their new routine, Blast.

After drawing first, XS Latin took to the floor in the Siemens Arena to dance their Priscilla, Queen of the Desert routine.  The team were not intimidated by the capacity crowd in the stadium as they produced an even better performance than their recent British National winning outing and received a tremendously warm response from the huge audience.  Despite this, strong competition and an unfortunate draw meant that the team were disappointed to finish in 14th position.  They were, however, encouraged by the many positive comments they received from other teams and coaches several of whom felt that they were very unlucky not to make the semi-final on this occasion.  XS Latin would like to thank many of their competitors for their kind and encouraging comments.

By the time of the final the atmosphere in the stadium was utterly incredible.  The Lithuanian team, Zuvedra A, produced a truly superb performance in the final, following a string of strong performances in the early rounds, to earn a massive standing ovation and a convincing victory.  The 2010 Champions, Vera, attacked the final hard in a bid to defend their title but it was not enough and they had to be content with the silver medal.  In a reversal of the recent result at the German Nationals, Aachen-Dusseldorf won the bronze medal with a very classy performance of their Like A Rose programme.  GGC Bremen must have been very disappointed to finish in fourth.

The competition was a particularly well organised one and XS Latin would like to thank the organisers for a superb and enjoyable World Championships.  The team would also like to thank the many supporters who flew out to Lithuania to cheer on the British Champions and who made their presence felt in the huge and sold-out stadium.


Results

1
LIT
Klaipéda Zuvédra 'A' team

Coached by Skaiste & Romaldas Idzeleviciai
Routine: Hurricane, Wind of Change  
Marks: 1112122
2
RUS
Vera Tyumen

Coached by Aleksey Litvinov & Dmitriy Efimov
Routine: Around the World  
Marks: 3233211
3
GER
FG TSZ Aachen / TD TSC Düsseldorf Rot Weiss

Coached by Oliver Seefeldt & Bernd Waldschmidt
Routine: Like A Rose (Bette Midler)  
Marks: 4324343
4
GER
GGC Bremen

Coached by Roberto Albanese, Uta Albanese, Sven Emmerich
Routine: Blast  
Marks: 2441434
5
LIT
Klaipéda Zuvédra ‘B’ team

Coached by Skaiste & Romaldas Idzeleviciai
Routine: Cuba  
Marks: 6655555
6
AUT
Zwolfaxing A

Coached by Nicole Sheel, Stefan Herzog & Harald Keutmann
Routine: Falco  
Marks: 5566666
7
NED
Double V

Coached by Matthijs & Marieke Mennes, Fito Verdugo & Anita van Lieshout
Routine: True Colours (1980s)  
Marks: #N/A
7=
AUT
TSC Schwartz-Gold Wien

Coached by Simon Schmidt & Marko Stanisavljevic
Routine: Siamo Noi  
Marks: #N/A
9
RUS
Duet

Coached by Viktor Kulbeda & Svetlana Kulbeda
Routine: Tequila (Chihuahua)  
Marks: #N/A
9=
POL
TAKT

Coached by Monika & Roman Pawelec, Agnieszka Bartkow-Lewandowska & Lukasz Wojtak
Routine: Farrokh Star (Queen)  
Marks: #N/A
11
HUN
Botafogo Dance Ensemble

Coached by Tibor Dalotti, Maria Krizsa & Zoltan Horvath
Routine: Tom Jones  
Marks: #N/A
11=
MON
Star

Coached by Batsaikhan Damdinsuren & Sara Ochirkhuu
Routine: Lady Gaga (not the Radugi routine)  
Marks: #N/A
13
POL
A-Z Latin Team

Coached by Joanna & Konrad Dabski, & Aleksandra Solga
Marks: #N/A
14
NED
Dance East Oldenzaal

Coached by Yvonne Righard & Jorieke Kamphuis
Routine: I Am Yours (Beyonce, the Neuss routine)  
Marks: #N/A
14=
ENG
XS Latin

Coached by David Mallabone
Routine: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert  
Marks: #N/A
16
HUN
Gala

Coached by Peter Kuzma
Routine: Pink  
Marks: #N/A
16=
CZE
TKG Hlinsko

Coached by Petr Janacek & Jana Malinova
Routine: Africa  
Marks: #N/A

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