The Coca Cola formation and act could only be equaled by possibly the best performance we have seen from Peter & Alexandra Perzhu, US Professional Smooth Champions, who performed a dramatic waltz also to be remembered for time to come.
Coca Cola was the main theme featuring the trapese artists, men on stilts, a formation team, all a part of an opening act for Riccardo Cocchi & Yulia Zagoruychenko, World Latin Champions, who enthralled the audience to “Coca Cola,” that now very popular cha cha.
Michael Chapman, organizer and producer, of the Millennium Dancesport Championships, was able to deliver a show to be remembered.
The legendary team of Andrew Sinkinson & Charlotte Jorgensen also presented a waltz to "The Impossible Dream." The show was slightly shorter than the night before leaving us, unusually, wanting more, something that we usually crave but we never get. Chapman for making it a perfect show of shows for us.
The evening would not have been complete without the usual lifetime achievement award and this time it went to a neighbor and a woman that we have all come to admire and respect for her contribution to ballroom dancing in Canada, Meryem Pearson.
Meryem has taught many well-respected and established personalities in North American, such as Christiane Primeau, Stephan Champagne and Alain Doucet, who were all present and all Canadian Champions plus Pierre Allaire & Mireille Veilleur who made a surprise appearance.
Here is a little biography of their accomplishments together.
Student-teacher: one of the couple is an amateur-teacher.** International members of the WDC AL only pay 10,- euro per entry!! All participants in any capacity, by entering the competition, accept any ruling from the organizer during the event and wave any possible claim towards the organizer.They then repeated in Moscow 2011 at the Kremlin Ballroom, in 2012 at the Olympiaworld arena in Innsbruck, Austria, and again in 2013 on their home floor in the United States (Irvine, California). They are also undefeated, 6-time United States Professional Latin Champions! Riccardo's dancing is incredible and dreamy (like him), but what really makes him a champion is how he behaves off the dance floor. You, too, can learn and display these 13 actionable characteristics in your everyday life: Now compare this list with other finalists or idols that have come so close to winning it all, but have not earned a championship title. You'll find that there are some key characteristics that may be lacking. We are so excited to have Riccardo and Yulia join the #DWMFAM and share their world-class knowledge.
Zagoruychenko and Cocchi won their first World Latin Dance Championship in 2010, and earned their second title in 2011.