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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XS Latin A makes the final in the Netherlands

XS Latin’s first competition for 2015 involved a trip to Arnhem in the Netherlands.  This was the first time that XS had competed in the Netherlands and the team were very much looking forward to the competition.  As the B team were busy working on a new routine, the trip was for the A team only and involved a first A team competition for three dancers from the B team’s line-up in Vienna in December.

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XS Latin A and B successful in Vienna

For the final competition of 2014, XS Latin visited Vienna, Austria for the prestigious Danube Cup 2014. Seventeen teams from four different countries were entered into the competition which was, as it has been for the last four years, separated into a first and second division competition.

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GGC Bremen win 2014 World Latin Formation Championships

On December 6th 2014, GGC Bremen hosted the WDSF World Formation Championships for the third year running, with 18 teams contending the title. The competition was anticipated with great interest as it was the first Latin Formation Championship at which the new Judging System 2.1 was to be used.

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XS A and B teams at the British Nationals

Ten teams competed at the 2014 British National Championship in Blackpool, held on Thursday 20th November. This entry was the highest for the competition in living memory and promised a good Championship.

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XS UK Adult Formation Champions for fourth year running

XS Latin always enjoys closing the summer season with the friendly atmosphere at the UK Formation Championships and this year was no exception. Particular thanks must go to Mark & Jayne Shutlar and Jason & Shemayne Parkinson for taking on the organisation for this year’s event at a very late stage but doing a great job of creating a well-organised and atmospheric competition.

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XS Latin at British Open Formation 2014

Ten teams came to Blackpool to contest the 2014 British Open Formation Championship, including teams from China and the USA.

XS Latin Cambridge A Team, fresh from their success at the Europeans and dancing their Girl From Tiger Bay routine for the first time in the UK, drew second and danced an energetic and attacking semi-final, achieving full recalls to the final of the Championship.

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XS Latin at British Open Amateur 2014

Couples from around the world arrived to take part in the 89th Blackpool Dance Festival, which began on 22nd May 2014 and finished on 30th May 2014 after more than a week of exciting events including Amateur and Professional, Ballroom and Latin, Formation and Exhibition.

This year saw a record 6 couples from XS, both current and alumni dancers, participating in the amateur championships – 4 in the Latin and 2 in the Ballroom.

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XS Latin places 9th at 2014 European Championships

Aachen played host to the 2014 WDSF European Latin Formation Championships, holding the event in the town of Düren.  XS Latin Cambridge A Team were England’s representatives and were taking their brand new routine, The Girl From Tiger Bay, for its first competitive outing.

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GGC Bremen become 2013 World Formation Champions

On December 14th, GGC Bremen hosted the 2013 WDSF World Formation Championships, the second year in succession where they had hosted the event.  The event was a momentous one for XS Latin for two reasons.  Firstly, it was the first time that both the A and B teams were to compete at the World Championships, a mere two and a half years after the foundation of the B team.  Secondly, the 2014 World Formation Championships marked XS Latin A team’s 50th competition.

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Record Breaking 2013 British National Formation Championships

The 2013 British National Latin Formation Championships promised to be an intriguing competition from the outset.  Nine teams arrived to contest the competition, including several highly regarded former junior teams who had just entered the adult division.

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