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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. 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

Latin Formation Team TSC Blau-Silber Aachen

HISTORY

Formation dancing originated in 1932 in London's Astoria Ballroom. It was Olive Ripman who introduced it under the name "pattern dancing". Soon it became a competitive dance form.

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. 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.

CHOREOGRAPHY

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 and Samba .

Standard or Ballroom
Ballroom
formation is a medley of the 5 international ballroom dances Waltz
Waltz
, Quickstep
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, Roberto Albanese, Horst Beer, and Rachael Holland.

COMPETITIONS

The international governing body is the International DanceSport Federation (IDSF) (which has Olympic recognition ). Competing teams must be a member of one of its member organisations such as the 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 and the Donaupokal Invitational Competition Vienna
Vienna
. Germany
Germany
is notable in having several leagues of formation teams, and holds several competitions each year.

FORMATION TEAMS, 2013

This is a list of Adult Formation Teams competing in 2013 in the IDSF World Ranking Competition. There were 22 Latin Teams and 18 Standard teams that compete annually in the World Cup

COUNTRY LATIN FORMATION TEAM STANDARD FORMATION TEAM

Austria
Austria
HSV Zwölfaxing, TSC Schwarz Gold

Belarus
Belarus
DC Mara , Minsk
Minsk
Univers Formation-team, Minsk

Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Ogosta Dance

Czech Republic
Czech Republic
TK 1976 Most, TKG Hlinsko TK Chvaletice

England
England
Fever Latin Team Preston

XS Latin

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

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

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

Moldova
Moldova
Codreanca

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

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

Poland
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
Romania
Floris Dance Team Floris Dance Team

Russia
Russia
Vera Tjumen, DSC Tsveta Radugi Impulse

Serbia
Serbia
Vracar Formation Team

Slovakia
Slovakia

KTS Interklub Madit, TC Košice

Wales
Wales
Ystrad Fawr Latin Team

RESULTS

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
Germany

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEE ALSO

* List of DanceSport dances * Swedish Dancesport
Dancesport
Federation

REFERENCES

* ^ 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
Wayback Machine
. * ^ "Classes and Cultures: England
England
1918-1951", by Ross McKibbin (2000) ISBN 0-19-820855-3 , p. 405 * ^