ARUNAS BIZOKAS & KATUSHA DEMIDOVA MAKE HISTORY

By bringing home the World Standard trophy from Tokyo this weekend. First time a U.S. couple has ever won the World Standard championship. Now if we could only return to the MGM era, we would have a new Fred and Ginger and the whole world could enjoy them as much as we ballroom fans do.

Also at the championship, Jonathan Wilkins and Hazel Newberry announced their retirement. No no NO, it can’t be Mr. Wilkins!!! Whatever are we going to do without our Ralph Fiennes of the ballroom :(

Reigning champs Mirko Gozzoli and Alessia Betti of Italy didn’t seem to compete, though Dance Beat doesn’t say why.

Photos by Andrew Miller, taken from Dance Beat.

6 Comments

  1. Sadly, Mirko and Alessia have split. Very shocking, I know, but dancesportinfo has already confirmed it. Arunas and Katusha were next in line, so it's a pretty much a given that they would win. Very predictable, but regardless, congratulations Arunas and Katusha! They are a phenomenal couple and will probably stay on top for a long time.

  2. Oh no, that is sad. I loved them. Thank you for letting me know.

  3. From infodanza.it, Mirko has retired but Alessia will be dancing with Angelo di Mondo who is currently dancing with Edita Daniute (Arunas' old partner).

  4. Oh no, that is sad. I loved them. Thank you for letting me know.

  5. From infodanza.it, Mirko has retired but Alessia will be dancing with Angelo di Mondo who is currently dancing with Edita Daniute (Arunas' old partner).

  6. Ralph A. Bizokas

    I wonder if we’re related in any way ? My Grandmother and Grandfather came to
    this country from Lithuania . I’ve watched you dance . Just great !!!

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