World Dancesport Grandslam Series

World DanceSport GrandSlam: Standard Series - The Showdown in Shanghai

The hierarchy seems firmly established in the standings of the regular legs of the GrandSlam Standard Series. Germans Simone Segatori and Annette Sudol won every time they entered a competition, from the first leg in Helsinki, Finland, to conquering the biggest field of the season in Stuttgart, Germany.Russians Dmitry Zharkov and Olga Kulikova are destined to be the perennial runners-up, even if they claimed their second places by narrowing the point margins separating them from the winners. The...
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  • program length: 60 minutes
  • episode #105

Saturday, April 14 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.