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The STANDARD DANCES are the version we call «NOBLE», «FINE», «DISTINGUISHED», «ELEGANT» of the DanceSport.

The STANDARD DANCES is to classical music what the LATINO DANCES would be to pop music, if we are allowed the simile!

Images-Reminiscences of the STANDARD DANCES

And as it happens to classical music, it has a smaller market, but at the same time special, refined.

The STANDARD Dances are of European tradition and have a technique that if deepened, is even more complex than that of the Latin Dances. And dances are more difficult to assess their correct execution, because less amount of specialists have deepened them.

There are couples who only dance Latin, but there are also couples who ONLY dance STANDARD. Perhaps in our country there is little, but in other countries where the DANCESPORT are powers (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, etc.) they abound especially.

There are even technicians or trainers who are specialized exclusively in this discipline, because in those countries there is a standardist tradition.

The word «standardist» is widely used in the world of Dancesport. There is talk of «standardist couples», of «standardist trainer» of «standardist clubs» …

In fact, there is so much specialization, that the great international champions tend to be ONLY STANDARD, as is also the case with LATINOS. As a general rule although there are exceptions, the great champions of STANDARD are not so great of Latinos and vice versa.

To dance exceptionally STANDARD requires a series of qualities such as elegance, harmony, care for fine and small details, etc. Those qualities are not only worked. They are natural qualities too. Just as agility can also be a natural quality and is necessary to stand out in the Latin Dances, the other details mentioned for the STANDARD dances are also. A STANDARDIST DANCER has to be a lover of good work, of the minimum details, must be a person who worships perfectly.

We will try in future articles to help discover the subtle nuances that make these types of dances exciting. We want to help you discover why STANDARD DANCES are so special.

Source: Dancesport Dancers CHANNEL




Interview to Mr. Andrius Kandelis international trainer, and organizer of INTERNATIONAL SUMMER CAMP KANDELA



interview: Mr. Frank Gascón/

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Alex & Alexandra SPAIN Junior 2

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).


Alex Gascón & Alexandra Zaiko PROFILE & PORTFOLIO (*Premium Couples International PROGRAM)(Spain)

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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.


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

Detailed Results


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