Standard Inspiration – 2013 WDSF World Championships

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I’ve gotten lazy with posts, so here is some video inspiration from the amateur world championships. I LOVE Tania Kehlet, she is awesome (blonde in the white dress with black criss-crossing). WDSF-style standard is definitely very into extreme shapes, athleticism, unconventional styling, and pushing the current limits of the dance style.

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Riccardo & Yulia Dancing Smooth Tango at Blackpool!

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The North American professional representatives for the Blackpool Team Match demonstrating American style! So awesome that they’re doing things out of their typical specialty and having fun with it!

Riccardo & Yulia and Maurizio & Andra usually dance Latin and are demonstrating Smooth, Arunas & Katusha and Victor & Anastasia dance Standard and demonstrate Rhythm.

(Four videos total in the linked playlist)

Youtube Inspiration: Partnership, Trust, & Connection

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Not ballroom dancing, but a fantastic example of passion, partnership, trust, connection, and pure athleticism. I guess it could be categorized as theatre arts, but also has some gymnastics and just some plain crazy stuff thrown in. One of the most beautiful things I’ve seen.