As the competition grows stiffer at the Manhattan DanceSport Championships, our couples seem to be always up for the challenge. With hours spent training on daily training, it is no wonder why 6 of our couples made 4 major finals.
Thursday evening was highlighted for BDSC by Stanislav Savich and Annie He winning the Rising Star Professional Latin as their first competition together as professionals! Stas and Annie truly looked like natural professionals on the dance floor together. Roman Lerner and Vera Iakovleva were fifth in the final!
With couples such as Riccardo Cocchi and Yuliya Zagoruychenko dancing in the Professional Latin on Friday evening, Andrei Kazlouski and Asta Sigvaldadottir were able to place third. Andrei and Asta keep improving and building on their amazing Blackpool Dance Festival result.
Saturday evening featured two major finals for BDSC couples. The Amateur Latin competition was the strongest it has ever been with 5 couples in the top 24 of the Amateur Latin in Blackpool. BDSC had two couples in the final, with Denys Drozdyuk and Antonina Skobina placing 4th and Pasha Stepanchuk and Anastasiya Danilova placing 6th.
On the eve of Marat’s birthday, Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk were runners-up at the Professional Standard only losing to World Champions, Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova. Marat and Alina showed an inspired form of dancing and displayed a rare form.
Today the younger generation of BDSC couples are performing and hopefully they will follow suit in their coaches’ footsteps!