Although the weather has a different opinion, spring season already started for Austria’s dancers.
Last weekend, a first highlight was held in Seiersberg: Couples competed at the Styrian Regional Championships for Standard dances. As dancing only on saturday is never enough, another competition was held the following day.
Both couples of Sirets Studio, Christopher & Julia and Markus & Julia can be satisfied with their start in the new season. With bronze medals for being third-best Styrian couples in their respective classes and strong performances on both days they can look forward to the next competitions. Congrats!
24.02.2018 – Styrian Regional Championships Standard
Last saturday, Upper Austrian’s regional capital Linz was place of the regional championships in Standard dances. Sirets couples showed their beautiful skills in front of many spectators in C class as well as in S class. Top results were reached, congrats to the competing couples!
17.06.2017 – Upper Austrian Regional Championships Standard
Simply marvellous! Last weekend, Styrian regional championships in Combination were held in the ATG hall in Graz. Under the watchful eyes of colleagues, trainers Lilly Schön & Eugen Brenner and of course our lovely Siret, many couples coached by Siret danced on this sunny afternoon. As you could maybe imagine after reading the header of this article, the results were simply breathtaking!
Severin Huemer-Kals & Anja Lena Gruber made a perfect start in the Allg. Klasse C Combination. With 6 out of 8 dances won, they ranked 1st as well as best Styrian couple – gold medal included! In addition, they also collected enough points and now climbed up in Latin C class. Their newly aquired skills in Paso Doble, the 5th Latin dance, were already presented during their start in Allg. Klasse A Combination, where they finally ranked 5th.
In the following, Wolfgang Kober & Nataliya Melnychenko rocked the Senior I A Combination. Clearly, they did not let any doubt in the judges minds and won with a straight 10 out of 10. As they compete for TSC Eden Graz, they also catched a gold medal for best Styrian couple in their class.
In Senior II A Combination, even two of Sirets’ couples reached the podium: Werner Baumann & Michaela Baumann ranked 2nd right before Christian Pilz & Michaela Stadler. Again, TSC Eden Graz president Eugen Brenner cheered as Werner & Michaela won the gold medal as best Styrian couple for their club.
Hans Mistelberger & Gertrude Kopp delivered a thrilling battle for first in Senior III A Combination: Fiinally, 4 first and 6 second places added up to a second place right behind the winners from Vienna.
The competition was crowned by the highest class, the Allg. Klasse S Combination. Here, Andrii Kamyshnyi & Karina Shpakovskaya showed again a great performance and beatiful dancing under Sirets’ watchful eyes. Impressively, they reached not only the first place but also the spectators amazement and enthusiasm.
Last sunday, on mothersday, a Standard workshop with Estonian dancer and trainer Matis Toome was again held. With his experience of many years and deep knowledge about the principles of movement in Standard dances he led invaluable group and private lessons for both beginners and advanced dancers. The presented contents were a welcome addition to Sirets teaching. With the gym of the school in Stattegg being again location for a Standard workshop, the dancers were able to train the correct creation of momentum and their position within the dance pair with sufficient space to move and a perfect dance floor.
Once more, big thanks to Matis Toome and his great collaboration with Siret! In addition to the outstanding quality of teaching, these workshops always act as a great source of inspiration and motivation for the dancers.
Last saturday, the regional capital St. Pölten was place of Lower Austria’s championships in combination. Beside several junior and senior classes, members of the Allg. Klasse 8 dances presented their dancing to jury as well as the many spectators. Severin and Anja Lena danced a strong final under the watchful eyes of guests of honor and a film crew of Austria’s private TV broadcast ATV. With wins in all Standard dances and good results in Latin they finally ranked second scarcely behind the winners from Saalfelden, Salzburg. Congratulations to this great success!
13.5.2017 – Lower Austria regional championships in Combination
In Straßwalchen, on the beatiful countryside of Salzburg, this years Austrian Championships in the probably most difficult discipline, the combination, were held. Sirets couples danced in five different classes and showed their skills in Standard as well as in Latin American dances. Beside the international judges, the watchful eyes of ÖTSV media team member and WDSF adjudicator Heidi Götz and Estonian Standard dancer Kristy Puusepp were impressed by the beautiful performances.
At first, Senior II and III S-class as well as Allg. Klasse 8 dances were held. In Senior II S-class, Werner & Michaela Baumann reached the podium with a third place. Christian Pilz & Michaela Stadler also showed very strong dancing and finally ranked 5th. In Senior III S-class, four couples coached by Siret gave their best. Bernhard & Rita Lippa sadly did not reach the final, however, with Wolfgang & Martina Frey on 6th place, Hans Mistelberger & Gertrude Kopp on 3rd place and Herbert & Ursula Klingler on 2nd place, great results were reached. Another top final result was reached by Severin Huemer-Kals & Anja Lena Gruber in Allg. Klasse 8 dances with a 4th place, just missing the podium.
Lastly, in the highest class Allg. Klasse S Combination, Andrii Kamyshnyi & Karina Shpakovskaya showed their very best. A thrilling battle for first place was shown the many spectators in Straßwalchen. Finally, Andrii & Karina ranked 2nd and had to leave the win in the hands of the defending champions.
3rd place | Wolfgang Kober & Nataliya Melnychenko | TSC Eden Graz
Sen. II S Combination:
3rd place | Werner Baumann & Michaela Baumann | TSC Eden Graz
5th place | Christian Pilz & Michaela Stadler | Union St. Andrä-Wördern Sektion Tanzen
Sen. III S Combination:
2nd place | Herbert Klingler & Ursula Klingler | 1. TTK GOLD WEISS Innsbruck
3rd place | Hans Mistelberger & Gertrude Kopp | UTSC Starlight – Wien
6th place | Wolfgang Frey & Martina Frey | TSC Aktiv
12th place | Bernhard Lippa & Rita Lippa | TSC Eden Graz
Last weekend, Salzburg regional championships in Latin as well as in Standard were held. Several of our couples took the challenge and impressed the audience with their inspiring dancing.
On saturday, Andrii & Karina (in Allg. Klasse S) and Severin & Anja Lena (in Allg. Klasse D) danced to latin american rhythms. The latter reached a good 6th place, the first couple even won the highest class!
The next day, Standard dances were shown. In Allg. Klasse C, Christoph & Vanessa reached a top ten result and Severin & Anja Lena were first runners-up with a strong 2nd place. Andrii & Karina started again in the highest class (Allg. Klasse S Standard) and added another podium rank to this weekends’ results with a 2nd place. Congrats!
Happy easter for Christian Pilz & Michaela Stadler in Berlin! Last weekend they danced the traditional Blaues Band der Spree. Latin as well as Standard results were fabulous!
In Latin, they reached two-times the semi-final in Senior I B class. Even better, in Senior II B Latin Christian & Michalea reached 1st and 2nd place!
Concluding with a 5th place in Standard Senior II S final, they have had a very succesful weekend. Congratulations!