World Dancesport Grandslam Series

World DanceSport GrandSlam: Standard Series - Stuttgart, Germany

Over the past ten years, the victories at the GrandSlam Standard Stuttgart were divided up between one Danish, two Italian and two German couples. Six wins went to the host country, three to Italy and one to Denmark.Simone Segatori and Annette Sudo of Germany were first last year, claiming the second GrandSlam of their career and starting on a home-winning streak that has not stopped yet.Fellow Germans Benedetto Ferruggia and Claudia Koehler had won Stuttgart non-stop between 2008 and 2012. But let's...
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  • program length: 60 minutes
  • episode #103

Saturday, March 31 at 2:00 pm on 12.2

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The six-part 2015 WORLD DANCESPORT GRANDSLAM SERIES attracts the world's best dancers to compete for the most prestigious titles and the most prize money in the world of dance. This six episode series will cover both the Latin and Standard competitions of the last two regular legs of the series - held in Stuttgart, Germany, and Moscow, Russia respectively - plus the GrandSlam Finals in Shanghai in December. The first four episodes will focus on the decisive semi-finals and finals in both Latin and Standard with an up-close-and-personal look at the contestants. The GrandSlam competition uses a revolutionary judging system where the judges no longer compare one couple with the others on the dance floor. Rather, they focus on each couple individually and award points on an absolute scale for the quality of dancing. Combining athleticism and artistry, the 12 best dance couples perform Latin and Standard styles of dance, from the samba, cha cha cha, rumba and paso doble to the waltz, tango, slow foxtrot and quickstep—all in the hopes of being crowned GrandSlam Champion.