– «Keep your balance!» – that phrase I had to listen to every other day for almost a year. And I could not understand why I left the path in some figures of the English waltz. The answer came when we examined in detail the video of the last tournament and then corrected the errors.
The key was very easy: arms and head!
The head is the heaviest part of our body. Who saw at least once the racing cars (Formula 1 or Formula 3000), surely have noticed that pilots, when entering a curve, especially if that is fast, tilt the head inward. They are forced to do so, otherwise they could injure the neck, because the centrifugal force simply throws the head out, opposite to the turn.
Or the paratroopers. It is enough that they make a slight movement of head so that immediately they begin to go around. The same happens in the dance. If we keep the chin on the line of the support foot and balance with the free foot, half of the balance is guaranteed.
The arms however, the perfect balance is not achieved only with the head. It is also necessary to keep the arms in correct position. And more specifically, the elbows. Try to travel by public transport at rush hour. If it is placed perpendicular to the bar and its elbow is parallel to its body, it will fall with the first abrupt braking. On the other hand, if you stand facing the bar and your elbow is in front of you, more or less below the chin, however serpentine the path, you will remain standing.
Your body and your arms should create a certain volume. And whatever he does, he must not move only the body, or the legs, or the arms, but he has to move all that volume, then his dance will be stable. But, and how do I move my partner’s place ?, he will ask me. In curves, any road has an inward inclination. Without that inclination, at a certain speed the car will simply go to the curb outside under the effect of horizontal centrifugal force.
Where does the energy of arm movement come from? Right, from the ground. However, it is very difficult to transmit that force horizontally. So you should tilt the body a little towards the side of the support foot, and then you will get the strength to move your partner.
Author: Alexey S. Eaonov
source: Dancesport Dancers Group
Interview to Mr. Andrius Kandelis international trainer, and organizer of INTERNATIONAL SUMMER CAMP KANDELA
Please Andrius tell us about you when did you start to be a part of the Dancesport world?
I started dancing when I was 6 years old. In the beginning it was just a fun for me, till the moment when I started to win competitions. Results went up when I was in the Youth group.We were Champions in Lithuania in Youth and semifinalist in world championship. Since then I continued my career as an amateur. We were finalists of the World Championship, won 4th place in European Championchip and 2 times became world Cup winners.
Tell us something about your work in Dancesport Club KANDELA and your professional activity.
I am the owner of dance sport club Kandela. Different age groups of dancers practice here. Children start at the age of 4 and the most successful reach the professional level. With those who are interested we always go to compete in the international competitions around the world. Apart from sport dance, in KANDELA we also have Joga, gimnastic, salsa, ballet classes.
Explain please to the audience about your Club, your couples
Dance studio Kandela was established in 2008.
Since then, we have won many champions in a different categories. They were representing Lithuania at the World Championships and European Championships. Dance sport club Kandela is one of the biggest club in Lithuania.
Andrius, when did you start to organize International Training Camp KANDELA?
The International summer dance training camp KANDELA was started to be organized in 2011. The best teachers from all over the world come here to share their professional knowledge and develop participants‘ dancing skills. Every year, the camp is gaining new momentum and better quality.
Do you organize any event or competition else?
Yes, I organise the winter dance camp in Lithuania every year befor the national Lithuanian championship. The idea of competition is in my near future.
When the next Training Camp KANDELA be held? Is the registration already open?
The next International summer dance training camp KANDELA will be held in 2019 July 1st up to 2019 July 6th. It will be one of the biggest dance camp in the world. There will be about 20 teachers from different countrys. REGISTRATION IS ALREADY OPEN.
How many couples do you expect this year?
We expect about 100 couples to arrive. The organisers guarantee high level of coaching. Lecturers and practitioners have great experience in winning.
There are several Camps organized in the area, how is your event different from the others?
This International summer dance training camp KANDELA will stand out with great physical preparation. Also, there will be exclusive Standard and Latin coaches in the camp. The agenda will start early in the morning and continue until the evening. Jogging, ballet, lectures, privat sessions, will be present in INTERNATIONAL SUMMER DANCE TRAINING CAMP KANDELA 2019 1st – 6th of July.
EVERYBODY IS WELCAME TO THIS AMAZING INTERNATIONAL SUMMER DANCE TRAINING CAMP KANDELA 2019 IN LITHUANIA
REGISTRATION IS ALREADY OPEN
Alexánder Gascón & Alexandra Zaiko Spanish winners Junior 1 10 dances (*PREMIUM COUPLE PROGRAM)
On Thursday 6th December, 2018, Spanish Champions of 8 Dances Junior 1 dances, Alexánder Gascón & Alexandra Zaiko (ELITE CLUB-VALENCIA) were proclaimed winners, winning all dances.
The Championship of Spain was held in Guadalajara, near Madrid. The competition was established among 28 couples from all over Spain.
Trainers Valera Zaiko, Yulia Zaiko, and parents thank the other teachers with whom the couple works frequently: Lorera Costa (Spain), Guillem Pascual (Spain) Ilya Danilov (Russia).
GORGEOUS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ADULT STANDARD IN VIENNA. 17-18 NOVEMBER 2018. Chronicle, results, photos and videos
This Saturday, November 17, in Vienna, the Standard World Championship was held. The technical and inspired dance of Dmitry Zharkov and Olga Kulikova allowed them to regain the title of world champion! For the fourth consecutive year!
Dmitry and Olga have risen to the highest step of the podium of the main tournament of the year!
As expected, the representatives of Lithuania Evaldas Sodeika and Eva Zukauskaite became the winners of the silver medal.
The bronze was taken by Francesco Galuppo and Debora Pacini from Italy.
The fourth position was obtained by the vice champions of 2018, Evgeny Moshenin and Dana Spitsyna.
In total, 81 couples participated in the World Championship.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WDSF STANDARD
1. Dmitry Zharkov – Olga Kulikova, RUS
2. Evaldas Sodeika – Ieva Zukauskaite, LTU
3. Francesco Galuppo – Debora Pacini, ITA
4. Evgeny Moshenin – Dana Spitsyna, RUS
5. Vaidotas Lacitis – Veronika Golodneva, LTU
6. Anton Skuratov – Alena Uehlin, GER