We had an amazing time at the very first German Open WCS!!! We were so happy to be a part of the staff with some very wonderful teachers! The event was organized by Christian Spengler with some help from Marc Heldt… and was held at one of the most beautiful dance schools we have ever seen, called Ballhaus Freiburg in Freiburg, Germany!!! It is an incredible venue for the event!!
We loved teaching alongside Olivier and Virginie, and John Lindo with assistant Guilia Kohlrusch. There were 3 levels of classes that we had the opportunity to work with… and we had a lot of fun with each level!! We loved to help the beginner level learn some new patterns and concepts, and push the level 2 and 3 to try new things in their dance and grow their movement!
We were also so happy to see how many people joined the competitions for the first time! The Newcomer Jack n Jill was so big; its so nice to see new dancers competing and having a good time while doing it!!! Of course, like every event, the Novice division was the biggest of the weekend…. and it was really great to see so many people participating!! The last division was an Open JnJ… Intermediate with a couple Advanced dancers. We had the lovely Mejrem dance as a leader since we needed one more to make it even! She was awesome, and so nice to help out to make the competition run better 🙂
We also ran the Swing 16 competition again… This time straight to the top 16 final! It was a great atmosphere, as always!! We loved having Christian and Marc both emcee the contest, as it brings a really fun part to the contest!! The whole contest was really entertaining and we are so happy for the winners Phillipp and Katja!! See you guys at WIL 😉
We want to thank everyone for another great weekend in Germany!!!!! We love it every time we are in this country…. everyone is so eager to learn and ready for a fun atmosphere in the classes!!! Next time we are in Germany is next year for Euro dance….. so we hope to see our German friends somewhere else sooner than that!!!!
-Maxime and Torri 😉