The first new European Champions 2016 are crowned!
The Senior 10-Dance (male and female) couples started today and afterwards the Standard Ladies and the Latin Men competed for medals and the title of ESSDA European Champions.
Senior Male 10-Dance European Champions: Gerhard Hummel & Bernd Müller (DE)
Senior Female 10-Dance European Champions: Almut Freund & Dorothea Arning (DE)
Adult Male Latin: Renato Minnig & Markus Mnerinsky (CH)
Adult Female Standard: Caroline Privou & Petra Zimmermann (DE)
Congratulations also to all the other Medalists, Finalists and Competitors of this first day. It was an amazing competition and we’ll hope the next two days will be equally enjoyable.
You can find the results of the first competition day on our EuroGames results page.
The EuroGames 2016 were declared open this afternoon by the mayor of Helsinki.
So we are looking forward to three days of same-sex dance competitions including the A-Class Competitions as the ESSDA European Championships.
Today the practicing sessions took place at the venue. It is not easy to add a touch of class to a basketball field but I am sure the dancers will do it during all competitions.
The updated final schedule for the EuroGames Dance Competitions is now online.
You can now download a printer-friendly one page schedule (and the same as a two pages pdf-schedule) with the planned competition levels and times for the three days of dance competitions. There might be minor changes to the schedule due to level sizes so please be aware that is is just a plan.
On Wednesday 29.06. there will be the possibility to practice on the venue 1:00pm (Latin) and 2:30pm (Standard). Showdance participants get an individual practice time.
Last Tuesday the registration for the EuroGames dance competitions ended. The final participants list can be downloaded here: EuroGames Helsinki 2016 Participants List
We are proud to welcome couples from Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, the UK and also from Australia and the United States.
If anyone does not want that his/her name appears in the starting list please send a short message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to meet you at the EuroGames in Helsinki. For your quick orientation: the most important sights and sports venues can be found in the map below:
Audience entry with athlete’s, visitor’s or day pass. You can collect a day pass from the accreditation office in the EuroGames Village.
The starting lists and the detailed schedule for the dance competitions will be published as soon as possible. To stay in contact and to get all the new information about the dance competitions and other events you can join the facebook group EuroGames 2016 Dance (if not already done) and of course the ESSDA facebook group.
On Saturday 2nd of July from 19:00 till 21:00 hrs in Hercules Club, Pohjoinen Rautatienkatu 21 B, 2nd floor. Welcome to dance, meet dance people and just relax – Hercules is the largest Gay Night Club in Nordic Countries! Charge for garderobe/entrance is 3 €.
After the Dance Gala you are welcome to enjoy Hercules Eurovision Night with live stars (free of charge for us, normal fee 10 €). And of course – after the Gala you can time enough enjoy to EuroGames Closing Party in Kaapelitehdas. Tickets are sold in our website http://2016.eurogames.info/culture-fun/
At the AGM in Helsinki the (re-)elections for the board will take place. There is one vacancy.
An easy way of getting acquainted with being part of the ESSDA board is to become a general board member. You can experience what board meetings are about (on average four Skype meetings a year) and what kind of work is done in between meetings. This work is divided among all board members, taking into account board members’ skills and preference.
If you want to stand up and help our dance community move forward, please apply for a board position by mailing a brief motivation letter to email@example.com, preferably on 1st June 2016 at the latest. Your motivation letter will be forwarded to all Essda members for the elections at the AGM on 1st July.
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