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Formation dance
Formation dance
is a style of ballroom dancing. It is pattern or shadow team dancing by couples in a formation team. The choreography may be based on a particular dance or a medley of dances. Formation dancing may be done for exhibition or for competition between teams.[1] There is also a type of formation in Bhangra.

Contents

1 International Style Ballroom: Dance sport

1.1 History 1.2 Choreography 1.3 Competitions 1.4 Formation teams, 2013 1.5 Results

2 See also 3 References 4 External links

International Style Ballroom: Dance sport[edit]

Latin Formation Team TSC Blau-Silber Aachen

History[edit] Formation dancing originated in 1932 in London's Astoria Ballroom. It was Olive Ripman who introduced it under the name "pattern dancing".[2] Soon it became a competitive dance form.[3] Formation team contests began in the 1930s in England, and spread to many other countries. International matches have taken place. Formation dances were an important part of the BBC TV program Come Dancing when Frank and Peggy Spencer's formation teams competed against Constance Millington's team.[4][5] The peak of popularity was in the 1960s, and is now growing from strength to strength with formation teams from all over the world competing against each other.[6] Choreography[edit] The choreography of a formation team includes both choreography of a dancesport routine of an individual couple and the overall pattern of movements of the couples on the floor. All couples are expected to follow the beat of the music and movements should be executed simultaneously. Teams are marked on their synchronicity Latin Dancesport
Dancesport
formation is a medley of dances that include the 5 International Latin dances: Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Paso Doble
Paso Doble
and Samba. Standard or Ballroom
Ballroom
formation is a medley of the 5 international ballroom dances Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Viennese Waltz
Waltz
and Foxtrot. The routines generally feature at least some free-form choreography in the walk on and walk off, which may include movements from jazz dance, ballet, or any other type of dance. This is clearly marked by a gong. A complete routine usually lasts a total of 6 minutes. Formation routines allow dancers to show off their own technique in addition to their ability to move as a team. Unlike individual competitions tricks such as "round abouts", "chain reactions" form a large section of the choreography. Shapes (also known as patterns or images) that are an accepted part of choreography are diamonds, squares, diagonals, circles and lines. The routine is judged by the distribution of competitors across the floor, how "readable" the patterns are and the transitions between these patterns. Specialist formation choreographers include Ona Skaistutė Idzelevičienė,[7] Roberto Albanese,[8] Horst Beer,[9] and Rachael Holland. Competitions[edit] The international governing body is the International DanceSport Federation (IDSF) (which has Olympic recognition[10]). Competing teams must be a member of one of its member organisations such as the English amateur dancesport association ltd
English amateur dancesport association ltd
(EADA) The following is a summary of the IDSF rules for European and World Formation competitions.

Each member country may send 2 formation teams to compete in each of the 2 international styles (Latin and Standard). These are selected by national competitions, such as the British National Championships at the Blackpool Dance Festival. International competitions have a minimum of 4 countries The usual sporting anti-doping rules apply. All competitors must be amateurs. Each team must contain between 6 and 8 couples. In the standard section Men's dress must be black or midnight blue. In Latin men may wear coloured shirts but all men must dress the same. In standard formation, solo work is restricted to 8 bars. This does not apply in Latin where solo work usually plays a part. Lifts are not allowed in the main "judged" part of the routine, but are usually allowed in the walk on and walk off, which is clearly marked by a gong. A routine is a maximum of 6 minutes long including entry to and from the floor (a walk on and walk off). Only 4 and a half minutes of this is judged so a gong is used to clearly signify which sections are to be judged. Competing teams are judged by those experienced in formation.

In early rounds, judges mark if they believe teams should go through to the next round. In final rounds teams are ranked and the skating system applies. Other competitions of note are the Blackpool Dance Festival
Blackpool Dance Festival
and the Donaupokal Invitational Competition Vienna. Germany
Germany
is notable in having several leagues of formation teams, and holds several competitions each year. Formation teams, 2013[edit] This is a list of Adult Formation Teams competing in 2013 in the IDSF World Ranking Competition.[11] There were 22 Latin Teams and 18 Standard teams that compete annually in the World Cup

Country Latin Formation Team Standard Formation Team

Austria HSV Zwölfaxing, TSC Schwarz Gold

Belarus DC Mara, Minsk Univers Formation-team, Minsk

Bulgaria Ogosta Dance

Czech Republic TK 1976 Most, TKG Hlinsko TK TŠ Starlet Brno, TK Chvaletice

England Fever Latin Team Preston XS Latin

Germany Grün-Gold-Club Bremen, FG TSZ Aachen/TD TSC Düsseldorf Rot-Weiß TC Ludwigsburg, Braunschweiger TSC

Hungary Gála TE, Botafogo Dance Ensemble Szilver TSE, Ködmön TSE

Lithuania Klaipėda University DSC "Žuvėdra" (A and B)

Moldova Codreanca

Mongolia Moon dance formation Mongolia IFE Ulaan Sarnai (Red Rose)

Netherlands Double-V (A and B), Dance Explosion Step in Time, Dance Impression, Old-Forest

Poland KS Kamion Dance Warsaw, Dance Formation A-z Przemysl, Dance Formation SPIN Wodzislaw Slaski, Dance Formation Takt-Chelm, LA CMG Radom LOTOS-Jantar, Kadry

Romania Floris Dance Team Floris Dance Team

Russia Vera Tjumen, DSC Tsveta Radugi Impulse

Serbia Vracar Formation Team

Slovakia

KTS Interklub Madit, TC Košice

Wales Ystrad Fawr Latin Team

Results[edit] Below are the First and Second Place results for the IDSF World Championships

Year Venue Standard Result Venue Latin Result

1995 Stuttgart, Germany Braunschweiger TSC TC Ludwigsburg Berlin TSG Bremerhaven, Germany TSC Schwarz-Gelb Aachen, Germany

1996 Berlin, Germany TC Ludwigsburg, Germany Braunschweiger TSC Vilnius TSC Schwarz-Gelb Aachen, Germany Klaipėda University Žuvėdra
Žuvėdra
team, Lithuania

1997 Kishinev, Moldova DSC Kodryanka Kishinev, Moldova Ludwigsburg, Germany Munich TSC Schwarz-Gelb Aachen, Germany TSG Bremerhaven, Germany
Germany
Deutschland Germany

1998 Berlin, Germany Allround Berlin, Germany DSC Kodryanka Kishinev, Moldova Gothenburg TSC Schwarz-Gelb Aachen, Germany TD TSC Düsseldorf Rot-Weiß, Germany

1999 Elbląg, Poland Jantar Elblag Jantar Elblag Poland TC Allround Berlin, Germany Vilnius Klaipėda University Žuvėdra
Žuvėdra
team, Lithuania TSG Bremerhaven, Germany

2000 Braunschweig, Germany Braunschweiger TSC, Germany DSC Kodryanka Kishinev, Moldova Wels (Stadt) TSG Bremerhaven, Germany Klaipėda University Žuvėdra
Žuvėdra
team, Lithuania

2001 Berlin, Germany DSC Kodryanka Kishinev, Moldova Braunschweiger TSC, Germany Bremerhaven TSG Bremerhaven, Germany Klaipėda University Žuvėdra
Žuvėdra
team, Lithuania

2002 Kishinev, Moldova DSC Kodryanka Kishinev, Moldova Vera Tyumen, Russia Vilnius Klaipėda University Žuvėdra
Žuvėdra
team, Lithuania TD TSC Düsseldorf Rot-Weiß, Germany

2003 Stuttgart DSC Kodryanka Kishinev, Moldova Braunschweiger TSC, Germany Essen Klaipėda University Žuvėdra
Žuvėdra
team, Lithuania TSZ Aachen, Germany

2004 Braunschweig, Germany Braunschweiger TSC, Germany DSC Kodryanka Kishinev, Moldova Minsk Klaipėda University Team Žuvėdra, Lithuania Grün-Gold-Club Bremen Germany

2005 Elblag, Poland Braunschweiger TSC, Germany DSC Kodryanka Kishinev, Moldova Munich Klaipėda University Žuvėdra
Žuvėdra
team, Lithuania Grün-Gold-Club Bremen Germany

2006 Moscow, Russia Vera Tyumen, Russia DSC Kodryanka Kishinev, Moldova Bremen Grün-Gold-Club Bremen Germany Klaipėda University Žuvėdra
Žuvėdra
team, Lithuania

2007 Stuttgart, Germany TC Ludwigsburg, Germany Vera Tyumen, Russia Bremerhaven TSG Bremerhaven, Germany, Grün-Gold-Club Bremen, Germany
Germany
(joined first) Klaipėda University Žuvėdra
Žuvėdra
team, Lithuania

2008 Kishinev, Moldova DSC Kodryanka Kishinev, Moldova TC Ludwigsburg, Germany Wiener Neustadt, Austria Žuvėdra
Žuvėdra
Klaipėda University, Lithuania Green-Gold-Club Bremen, Germany

2009 Ludwigsburg Germany
Germany
[12] TC Ludwigsburg, Germany Vera Tyumen, Russia Bremen, Germany
Germany
[13] Grün-Gold-Club Bremen, Germany Žuvėdra
Žuvėdra
Klaipėda University, Lithuania

2010 Elblag, Poland
Poland
[14] FS LOTOS-Jantar, Poland Braunschweiger TSC, Germany Moscow, Russia
Russia
[15] Vera Tyumen, Russia Žuvėdra
Žuvėdra
Klaipėda University, Lithuania,

2011 Braunschweig, Germany Braunschweiger TSC, Germany Vilnius, Lithuania Žuvėdra
Žuvėdra
Klaipėda University, Lithuania Vera Tyumen, Russia

2012 Ludwigsburg, Germany Braunschweiger TSC, Germany TC Ludwigsburg, Germany Bremen, Germany Grün-Gold-Club Bremen, Germany Žuvėdra
Žuvėdra
Klaipėda University, Lithuania

2013 Tyumen, Russia Vera Tyumen, Russia Braunschweiger TSC, Germany Bremen, Germany Grün-Gold-Club Bremen, Germany Vera Tyumen, Russia

2014 Braunschweig, Germany Braunschweiger TSC, Germany Vera Tyumen, Russia Bremen, Germany Grün-Gold-Club Bremen, Germany DUET Perm, Russia

2015 Ludwigsburg, Germany 1. TC Ludwigsburg, Germany Vera Tyumen, Russia Wiener Neustadt, Austria Grün-Gold-Club Bremen, Germany DUET Perm, Russia

2016 Pécs, Hungary Vera Tyumen, Russia Braunschweiger TSC, Germany Bremen, Germany Grün-Gold-Club Bremen, Germany DUET Perm, Russia

See also[edit]

List of DanceSport dances Swedish Dancesport
Dancesport
Federation

References[edit]

^ Spencer, Frank and Peggy 1968. Come dancing. Allen, London. Chapter 3, p33. ^ History of Dancesport
Dancesport
by Dancesport
Dancesport
Ireland Archived January 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Classes and Cultures: England
England
1918–1951", by Ross McKibbin (2000) ISBN 0-19-820855-3, p. 405 ^ Peggy Spencer
Peggy Spencer
Talks to BBC about Starting Formation Dancing ^ ISTD History of Formation[permanent dead link] ^ "Formation Dancing" ^ Biography of Žuvedra Coach Archived 2004-05-09 at the Wayback Machine. ^ German Biography of Roberto Albanese ^ German Wikepdia Biography of Horst Beer ^ Certificate of Olympic recognition of IDSF Archived June 26, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Formatieteams wereldwijd". Formatiedansen.nl. Retrieved 17 April 2013.  ^ http://www.spaeker.de/c09/wm_st/pd/M2811FDS.HTM ^ http://www.spaeker.de/c09/wm_fla/0001/index.htm ^ http://www.spaeker.de/2010results/10_23_elblag_f/M2310FDS.HTM ^ http://www.spaeker.de/2010results/10_30_moscow/M3010FDL.HTM

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Formation dance.

current IDSF Latin Formation Results XS Latin, Currently the Englands Top Latin Formation Team TSG Bremerhaven Latin Formation Team Germany International Governing body Information about formation dancing in The Netherlands Double V Netherlands Formation Dance on YouTube Examples of Historical Costumes

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