Unprecedented Success for XS Latin at 2017 Nationals

After a wonderful spring season for XS Latin and an exciting guest performance for the A team at the 2017 Dance Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, XS Latin headed to the 2017 Nationals in high spirits and with great expectations. For the second year in a row, XS Latin took three teams to the Nationals, with this competition being the debut for the C team’s Rio routine.

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XS Latin triumphs at British Open

Eight teams were entered but two late withdrawals meant that six teams contested the 2017 British Open Formation Championship.  In recent years, this championship has been dominated by teams from China and the USA, but with no teams from either country in attendance this year the title was destined to go to a different country.

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XS Latin secures seventh consecutive UK championship title

The growth of formation dancing in the UK in recent years saw the 2017 UK Championships being expanded to two days.  The Adult Formation Championship took place on Saturday 20th June, on the same day as the Junior 4 Couple and the Juvenile 8 Couple Championships.

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XS LATIN B WINS WDC EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP!

The WDC European Championship, held in Blackpool on 16th April 2017, offered a number of firsts for XS Latin. It was the first time XS had competed at the WDC Championship, it was the first time XS Latin B had performed their new Planets routine at a British competition and, significantly, it was the first competition that XS Latin B had attended without the A team.

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XS Success in Emsdetten

XS Latin started its 2017 campaign by taking both the A and B teams to the ThyGer Dance Gala in Emsdetten, Germany.  Sixteen teams were entered for the competition but a late withdrawal from one German team meant that fifteen formations took to the floor to compete for the title.

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Three teams at the British Nationals 2016

The XS Latin A, B and C teams all travelled to Blackpool to compete in the British National Championships on Thursday 17th November, which were fiercely fought by the 11 teams in attendance.

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XS A & B in Hungary

On the 5th November 2016, XS Latin A and B teams travelled together to Zalaegerszeg, Hungary, for the 2016 Zala Open.

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BYU Pip Beijing to British Open Title as Two XS Teams Make the Final

2016 saw the British Open Festival amend its regular timetable and the Latin Formation Championship move from the usual Friday slot to Wednesday evening.  Eight high standard teams arrived to contest the title with a semi-final and final round being scheduled.

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World Latin Formation Championships 2015

The 2015 WDSF World Latin Formation Championships were held in Wiener Neustadt, Austria on December 12th.

For the previous three years, GGC Bremen had hosted, and won, the competition in their home town. The last time the Championships were NOT won by the host team was in 2008, also in Wiener Neustadt, when Zuvedra memorably won with their Bond routine. Consequently, there was much excitement and anticipation about the 2015 competition and whether Bremen could win again, or if the Russian teams could challenge their title!

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XS Success at Stars of the Future 2015

XS Latin has a long history of their couples competing at Stars of the Future, one of the largest competitions for dancers in the UK.

Stars of the Future 2015 was held on Saturday 6th June and a record number of current and alumni XS couples entered, enjoying great success in a wide range of categories, and with the vast majority of couples reaching the semi-final or final of their latin event.

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XS Latin Achieve Top Two Places at UK Adult Championship 2015

The 2015 UK Formation Championships, held in the Kings Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, once again provided a superb end to the summer season for XS Latin. Mark & Jayne Shutlar and Jason & Shemayne Parkinson had, for the second time, organised the Championships with efficiency and produced a competition which had a wonderful atmosphere and over 35 enthusiastic teams competing for an array of titles.

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Ten Teams Contest British Open Championships 2015

Ten latin formation teams, including teams from China, USA, Germany, Hong Kong, England and Wales, arrived to contest the 2015 British Open Championships. The Championships, the 90th Anniversary of the Blackpool Dance Festival, had been memorable with the retirement of four of the world’s top professional latin couples on the Wednesday night, including Michael Malitowski and Joanna Leunis,who announced their retirement from competitions just after having won their record-breaking 8th Professional Latin Championship.

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